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PET scan of horse foot

Dr. Mathieu Spriet Presents Equine PET Scan Webinar for Veterinarians

On August 5, UC Davis veterinary radiologist Dr. Mathieu Spriet presented "New Equine Imaging Options with Standing PET at UC Davis," an informative webinar to update veterinarians on the latest in positron emission tomography (PET) for horses.

Over the past five years, Dr. Spriet has pioneered the use of PET in horses through extensive research into its use on racehorses. Now, the use of PET is growing and is incorporated into imaging diagnostics on sport and pleasure horses at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Ease of use and affordability are making it an excellent first choice for advanced imaging, as the costs and time to image two feet and two fetlocks with PET are less than for the MRI of a single foot. In addition to being used for identification of an injury, the “functional” imaging properties of PET—assessing the activity of injuries—are particularly helpful for monitoring rehabilitation.

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