Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging reports that more than 20,000 horses have now been scanned using Hallmarq MRI scanners. The 20,000th scan occurred at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia.
In a special presentation at the American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Convention on Dec. 6, Hallmarq presented Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, DACVS, Director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, with a plaque commemorating the historic event.
“We are very pleased with the images we generate with the Hallmarq MRI system” says Dr. White. “With an MRI scan, we are frequently able to make an accurate diagnosis and complete specific treatments, which is not always possible with other imaging technologies.”
This landmark achievement marks significant growth in the use of standing equine MRI. Hallmarq processed the first 10,000 MRI scans over a five-year period following the very first standing horse MRI scan in 2003. Now that number has doubled in less than half of that time, from 10,000 scans in 2008 to 20,000 in 2010.