The Asto CT Solution

The Asto CT Equina™ offers a paradigm shift in equine x-ray CT imaging by providing rapid 3D imaging of the lower limbs and head without subjecting the horses to general anesthesia.  With its high-precision robotic technology, the Equina™ is capable of safely imaging the lower limbs under load, as well as  the head and neck of the standing horse in a single series.  Major benefits include:

  • High-resolution multi-slice CT images
  • Fast scan times suitable for a sedated horse
  • Large-bore gantry for easy positioning and imaging
  •  Flexible horizontal and vertical CT-gantry travel to easily image from head to lower limbs 

The system can also be arranged to easily provide standard whole-body scanning of small animals.  The wide combination of indications is a cost-effective solution for any veterinary practice.  

Equina™ In Motion

Recent test of the Asto CT protocol on a live horse demonstrated that a horse can tolerate the scan time and noise associated with the scanner while under sedation.  No images were collected.  View the video link for results of the test.