Nuclear scintigraphy (bone-scan)

Scintigraphy allows us to get an image of the complete skeleton of the horse.  So-called hotspots point out an increased activity in the bone, which can be a consequence of osteoarthritic changes in the joints, local inflammation or infection, bone damage such as bone-edema, fractures and cysts.


Bone-scans are carried out when horses have performance problems, back-, neck-, and pelvis problems, lameness which cannot be localised, multiple leg problems, when one suspects fractures which cannot be detected (i.e. pelvis). Scintigraphy is performed on the standing horse.



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