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Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital implements novel imaging system
The advanced software viewing capabilities allow veterinary specialists to diagnose and plan treatment in real-time, in the hospital location.
The first VetCAT IQ™, a mobile 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system from Xoran Technologies, has been installed at Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital in Illinois. The new device offers bone and tissue imaging capabilities for the avian and exotic patient population.
The VetCAT IQ™ is a compact system that brings imaging directly to the patient, according to Xoran. The advanced software viewing capabilities allow veterinary specialists to diagnose and plan treatment in real-time, in the hospital location. VetCAT IQ™ is currently being used by veterinary dental specialists and ophthalmologists to view head, teeth, sinus, eye, and brain anatomy.
With the introduction of VetCAT IQ™, Chicago Exotics brings high-resolution 3D imaging capability to exotic animals of all kinds. Pets can be imaged during a fast, painless scan, and the image results can be reviewed by the clinician and the family right away.
"With the addition of the VetCAT IQ™ at our clinic, we will help improve the lives of our most delicate creatures and significantly improve our ability to properly diagnose and treat every animal, not just the dog and cat community," said Susan Horton, DVM, owner of Chicago Exotics, in a prepared statement. "The compactness of the VetCAT IQ™ is also a bonus. I was able to easily accommodate it into the floorplan of my imaging room."
According to Xoran, the company is on a mission to partner with clinics and hospitals to equip veterinarians around the world with the same advanced imaging an image-viewing technology used in human medicine. Since 2001 Xoran Technologies has been a medical market leader in point-of-care computed tomography with more than 1000 installations worldwide.
Xoran’s VetCAT 3D CT Imaging Implemented at Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital. News release. Xoran Technologies. December 6, 2021. Accessed December 6, 2021. https://xorantech.com/xorans-vetcat-3d-ct-imaging-implemented-at-chicago-exotics-animal-hospital/