Prisma’s breakthrough technology captures images of the high-mass parts of the horse’s anatomy, including the axial skeleton, hips and abdomen. This is a game-changer for providing a new level of diagnosis, treatment and better overall health care for our equine partners.
Attempts to build equine CT systems that offer a comprehensive solution to image the entire anatomy have been unsuccessful or even worse necessitate the use of anesthesia which is potentially dangerous and life threatening for the horse.
Systems 1 and 2 are essentially repurposed human CT equipment. System 4 uses robots but never developed a working system and has been out of business since 2016. System 5 uses robotics but has yet to produce diagnostic-quality CT images and cannot scan the high-mass parts of the equine anatomy, as is the case with System 3.
The Use of Robotics Gives Prisma’s System Unmatched Capabilities
Unlike current imaging systems, which have numerous limitations and cannot gain access to many parts of the equine anatomy, Prisma’s use of robotics provides the ability to image virtually every anatomical region of a standing, conscious horse.
Prisma’s System Integrates Two Types of Radiographic Imaging Technology
The application of these dual techniques enables imaging of the high-mass areas of the equine anatomy including the axial skeleton, hips, pelvis, and abdomen, which are not accessible with current imaging technology, and generates maximum data capture for high-resolution CT images.
Motion Correction – A Key, Novel Feature of Prisma’s Imaging System
Our motion correction system compensates for movement while scanning a conscious, standing horse and integrates the data into the system. Closely monitoring the patient’s precise location while being scanned makes it possible to obtain high-quality results despite movement of the conscious subject which may occur during imaging, and avoids the need to use anesthesia.