A NEW AND VERSATILE LARGE ANIMAL DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY UNIT

Authors


Department of Clinical Radiology, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, S-750 Uppsala, Sweden.

Abstract

The plans and technical specifications of a unit specifically designed for large animal radiography are described. The unit has two examination rooms, one for routine radiography in the standing position and the other for special procedures and investigations utilizing a custom-designed table with a carbon fiber top. The table is computer operated and the x-ray tubes above and below it are capable of penetrating the thickest parts of horses as well as performing such procedures as linear tomography, angiography, and magnification radiography. The facility is equipped with an image intensifier, television monitor, 100 mm spot film camera, Potter-Bucky grid, and Puck film changer as well as a number of additional features for coping with anesthetized large animals. The unit has been in operation for three years and has greatly improved the quality of radiographic examinations as well as opening up some important lines of investigative research

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