UC Davis VMTH Veterinarians, Professors Created PET Scanning System

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The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has successfully administered scans for horses using their new equine-specific PET system. The machine allows for the 3D scanning of horse limbs to detect lesions and injuries that other technologies cannot identify, according to Mathieu Spriet, an associate professor of diagnostic imaging at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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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