The installation of a new Hallmarq MRI machine at the University and a Qalibra CT coming later this year, have been sponsored by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) to increase the availability of advanced imaging to more horses and ultimately improve the welfare of horses.
VetCT is providing interpretation of MRI scans alongside the existing partnership with Murdoch University, reading X-rays in both the equine and small animal departments.
They will also be interpreting the CT images after the new machine is installed.
The experienced equine radiologists at VetCT will act as an extension of the University’s imaging department.
In addition, VetCT’s radiologists will present virtual lectures on advanced imaging to the Murdoch University’s vet students, with a particular focus on how to optimise its use in case management.
David Byrne, senior lecturer and registered specialist in equine medicine, Murdoch University, comments: “We are excited to be developing our advanced imaging capacity with support from RWWA.
“With VetCT, we can work with internationally recognised equine imaging specialists and benefit from their quality reports, quick turnaround and detailed feedback.
“However, what has been most useful is their approachability and willingness to help us problem solve and optimise image acquisition in our advanced imaging services.”
Charlotte Graham, VetCTs equine teleradiology manager said: “We are delighted to grow our working relationship with Murdoch University to help them take full advantage of their new MRI machine, and the CT machine to come.
“Our team of highly qualified radiologists and support staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clients and their patients. We endeavour to improve the working life for veterinary teams and support them in delivering optimal patient welfare and outcomes.”
VetCT’s equine teleradiology services include interpretation of radiographs, CT and MRI scans, as well as consulting on difficult cases and providing support for veterinarians in remote areas.
The focus on clinical expertise and commitment to customer service have made VetCT a trusted partner for veterinary practices and institutions around the world.
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