SHIRLEY, Mass., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobius Imaging, LLC, announced today that it has successfully completed a Computed Tomography (CT) scan of a standing horse using its Airo® Veterinary Mobile TruCT™ Imaging System. The Airo Veterinary Mobile TruCT Imaging System, with a 32 slice detector, offers the largest inner bore size (107cm) of any helical CT, enabling anatomical access for standing imaging of the equine head and neck. Equine CT imaging techniques for head and neck have typically required general anesthesia with the horse located in a supine position. In addition, anatomical access has often been limited on current helical CT systems due to a smaller inner bore size. Putting equine patients under anesthesia carries increased risk associated with self-inflicted injuries from disorientation upon waking. Airo significantly mitigates these challenges and concerns with its large inner bore access.
"The Airo Veterinary TruCT provides an ideal imaging solution for veterinary practices" explained Gene Gregerson CEO of Mobius Imaging. "Veterinarians that need a CT of their equine patients no longer have to arrange general anesthesia and then use sub-optimal approaches for positioning the equine anatomy through a small inner bore scanner. Using Airo, they can now image the patient in a full, standing position, completely avoiding the clinical risks associated with anesthesia. Mobius Imaging is pleased to provide the Airo CT to support enhanced workflow and safety in equine imaging." Mobius Imaging will be displaying the Airo Veterinary Mobile TruCT Imaging System and the recently acquired equine image sets at the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR), American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meetings this fall.
According to Dr. Alan Nixon, BVSc, MS, Professor, Section of Large Animal Surgery, Director of Comparative Orthopedics Laboratory at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, "The Airo has the potential to be the most versatile CT available for equine practices. A mobile CT that provides a 32-slice helical scan of the head and neck of a standing horse, and can be fully utilized in standing surgery or for advanced surgeries in the operating room, will expand our capabilities and improve outcome. The unit is not only mobile and multifunctional, but also provides images comparable to the many multi-slice helical scanners available as fixed installations."
About Mobius Imaging
Mobius Imaging is the premier developer and supplier of best-in-class mobile largest inner bore diagnostic, and intraoperative CT imaging systems for human and equine veterinary applications. Its Airo® Veterinary TruCT™ System provides an ideal 32 slice mobile CT imaging solution. Airo is capable of scanning equine patients in a sedated, standing position. Founded in 2008, the company now has over 160 Airo installations in 23 countries since 2014. Mobius Imaging is a registered trademark of Mobius Imaging, LLC.
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