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Scintigraphy on a Standing Horse


scintigraphy standing horse

An ingenious combination of mechanics, electronics and software makes scintigraphy on a standing horse easily achievable. Experience gained from human medicine, including detector specifications, measurement methods and processing, as well as feed-back from our many customers have enabled us to achieve the aim of easy and fast diagnosis.

‘MiE Equine Scanner H.R. – Scintron’ Gamma Camera system offers many advantages. It is compact, robust and mechanically superior to pendulum suspension systems. The detector support column is mounted approximately one centimeter above the floor, allowing quick and easy movements along any axis of the gantry support and thus the gantry works at a low noise level.

The combination of the NaI (Tl) crystal and 66 selected PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) forms a 61 cm x 40 cm (24” x 15.75”) detector. This is the largest field of view currently available.

All controlling and acquisition hardware has been placed in the base of the camera. This has the advantage that the cables have very little room to move – eliminating a frequent source of mechanical damage.

Motion Correction on the Fly

To minimize motion artifacts for the standing horse, MiE has developed the world’s first real time motion correction

The Paralyzer

The rigid registration software allows shorter image acquisition times and improved diagnostic quality. Using the Paralyzer software offers the possibility to elimate the need to repeat acquisitions.

  • The entire scanning process is faster
  • No post processing is needed for motion correction
  • Allowing to increase patient throughput
  • Reduce staff radiation dose per examination

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