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Equine Committee Webinar: Is Nuclear Scintigraphy Still Relevant?

Presented by: Michael Ross, DVM, MBA, DACVS

Scintigraphy remains relevant in this day-and-age of magnetic resonance imaging and standing computed tomography. This advanced imaging modality combines the abilities to obtain functional information, differentiate bone from soft tissue injuries, examine the whole horse in comprehensive fashion, and is importantly, the most cost-effective approach to obtaining lameness answers. Clinical cases, including video segments of gait deficits, in which answers cannot be obtained with other imaging modalities will be used to advance the benefits of scintigraphic examination, a time-honored imaging approach. Far from being over-the-hill scintigraphy continues to be a workhorse for lameness diagnosis and is alive and well in New York State.