Friday, September 21, 2012
In 1987 Diagnostix Plus, Inc. entered veterinary nuclear medicine. We took an older PLANAR (non-SPECT), nuclear camera, removed the detector and yoke from the stand and hung this by a chain hoist from an overhead "I" beam to create an equine scintigraphy system. Veterinarians told us that they needed to image from the bottom of a horses neck all the way down to the bottom of the horses foot. This required that we dig a pit in the floor large enough to allow the detector to descend six inches below the grade which the horse was standing on. We had created our first equine scintigraphy system. Veterinarians were a great group of customers to work with. During twenty years of involvement in "equine scintigraphy we were fortunate to develop a veterianrian specific nuclear medicine computer and install more then 130 systems world wide. We went to interesting places including The University of Glasgow, Scotland, The Rome Italy Equine Hospital, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Palm Beach Polo Club and many well known University based, veterinary school imaging departments.