Redefining Equine Preventative & Diagnostic Care

A Solution to the Problem with Current Equine CT Imaging

Prisma offers the only system that captures radiographic and CT imaging of the entire anatomy of a standing, weight-bearing, conscious horse.

Prisma provides safer, more effective diagnosis of compensatory injuries than current equine imaging systems available today. Our technology allows veterinarians access to high-quality images of the entire horse – even the axial skeleton and high-mass areas not accessible by other systems – while the horse remains standing and conscious. No more dangerous anesthesia risking further injury.

Prisma has been developed with the horse in mind, not just reusing imaging technology created for the human patient.

Current State of Equine CT Imaging

Current imaging technology has several limitations and is not well-suited for horses. It requires the patient to be anesthetized which is dangerous and potentially life-threatening. It also necessitates a team to awkwardly position an unconscious twelve-hundred-pound patient into a CT donut. Lastly, it can’t image the high-mass parts of the horse which often leads to an incomplete or faulty diagnosis.

Prisma’s Solution - How our technology works

Prisma’s technology is easy to implement and safe for both the horse and handler. The horse is walked into position and requires only mild sedation; Robotics provides unlimited access to virtually every anatomical region of a standing, conscious horse including the axial skeleton, hips, pelvis, and abdomen. Prisma’s system utilizes two types of radiographic imaging technologies which reveal the high- mass areas of the equine anatomy and generates high-resolution images that current imaging technology can’t do. The horse is safely in and out fast.

The Prisma Imaging Solution

Made Possible By Three Major Innovations

Use of Robotics

Unlimited Geometry Conscious Patient

Line-Scan & ConeBeam Radiology

Full-Body Imaging

Motion Correction System

Diagnostic Image Quality Despite Movement

The result of combining three innovations: State-of-the-Art diagnostic image quality

“The CT image taken with Prisma's system clearly revealed all of the relevant anatomy and was virtually indistinguishable from those taken with medical grade CT systems.”


Associate Professor – Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Colorado State University




Motion Correction Supports Better Image Quality

Closely monitoring the patient’s precise location while being scanned makes it possible to obtain highquality images of a standing, conscious horse and avoids the need to use anesthesia.

No Motion


Motion Correction

These images present a side-by-side comparison of reconstruction slices of a horse leg imaged with no added motion (left), with leg oscillating sinusoidally ±50 mm (center), and with leg oscillating and Prisma’s motion correction applied (right).

Prisma Imaging - Summary

Safety – No Aesthetics

Avoids the risks of the patient being “knocked down.”

Better, Easier CT Scans

Patient is conscious and standing in a weight- bearing position.

Lower Operating Cost

Higher patient throughput with fewer personnel.

All Shapes And Sizes

Accommodates animals above the weight and dimensional capacity of conventional and large-bore CT scanners.

The only technology that can access an equine patient’s entire anatomy while they’re conscious and weight-bearing.

Market Expansion Opportunities

Technical advancements from initially operating within the equine industry will create opportunities to develop other potential applications. For example, other large animals in Zoo’s and nature preserves, the cattle and food animal industry, and even in the human market to address the imaging challenges for the growing bariatric population.

Zoos and Nature Preserves

Medical imaging diagnostics for large animals for which any solutions do not exist.

More humane treatment and better patient care.

Human Bariatric Population

Able to image high-mass bodies. Overcomes size and weight limitations of conventional CT donut.

Cattle / Food Animal Industry

The ability to measure body composition, in vivo and to determine value, meat quality and breeding potential.
Prisma Imaging™ is focused on the development of newly designed radiographic imaging techniques and modalities which will be capable of capturing never-before seen perspectives of the equine and large animal patient.

Prisma Imaging, Inc.