Standing Equine PET Scan Now Ready for Clinical Use on Racehorses in Training
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with LONGMILE Veterinary Imaging, has completed the first phase of the validation of the MILE-PET, the first positron emission tomography (PET) scanner specifically designed to image the limbs of standing horses, using light sedation, eliminating the need for anesthesia.
The MILE-PET is now ready to image racehorses in training. This clinical trial will begin at UC Davis before the scanner be moved to Santa Anita Park in mid-December. Future research and studies on these issues will continue to be conducted at the new UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center, a part of the Veterinary Medical Center Big Idea.
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