Xoran Technologies, a leader in low-dose radiation, cone beam CT systems specifically designed for the patient’s point-of-care based in Ann Arbor, announced the first VetCAT IQ has been installed at an exotics-only animal hospital in Chicago.
The Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital, which serves the city and surrounding areas, is implementing the new VetCAT IQ model as it offers both bone and tissue imaging capabilities needed for the avian and exotic patient populations.
“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,” says Dr. Susan Horton, owner of Chicago Exotics. “The compactness of the VetCAT IQ is also a bonus. I was able to easily accommodate it into the floorplan of my imaging room.”
The device — part of Xoran’s veterinary suite of products — is a compact and mobile 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system that brings imaging directly to the patient. Using advanced software viewing capabilities, veterinary specialists can diagnose and plan treatment in real time on location.
Currently, the VetCAT IQ technology is being used by veterinary dental specialists and ophthalmologists to view head, teeth, sinus, eye, and brain anatomy. The fast, painless scan will allow Chicago Exotics to bring high-resolution imaging capabilities to family pets other than cats and dogs.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Dr. Horton and the staff at the Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital into the Xoran family,” says David Sarment, president of Xoran and head of its veterinary division.
“This hospital joins an extended network of dental specialists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and generalists across the U.S. and Canada. We are excited to see the diagnostic images that Dr. Horton will be able to use further improve the care of her patients.”
Since 2001, Xoran Technologies has installed more than 1,000 point-of-care CT solutions worldwide in the pursuit of its stated goal of improving animal health care.