Standing Equine PET Scan Now Ready for Clinical Use on Racehorses in Training

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Credit: Paulick Report

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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