Nuclear scintigraphy, or “bone scan”, is a diagnostic technique most often utilized in the investigation of equine lameness or poor performance. At Donnington Grove, we have over 30 years of experience and expertise in the acquisition and interpretation of scintigraphic images.
With the recent installation of a new state-of-the-art acquisition camera, MiE Equine Scanner H.R., allowing for faster, higher quality scans, we are committed to delivering a high-quality service for both our clients and referring veterinarians.
The process is performed using only sedation and will generally require at least a four-day period of hospitalization, with admission on the day prior to the scan.
Radiotracer is injected into the blood stream which circulates around the skeleton binding to bone. As the bone scan camera is positioned around your horse, we are able to detect sites of abnormally high uptake, or ‘hot-spots’, usually indicative of injury.