Diagnostic Imaging

Southern Equine Service offers the state of the art diagnostic imaging modalities.

Digital Radiographs:

We have digital radiograph machines so that we can quickly diagnose any bone injuries. Radiographs image bone and show any abnormalities in the bone such as bone spurs (osteophytes), dense bone (sclerosis), softer bone (lysis) and allow the joint spaces to be evaluated. All our machines are portable so we can take radiographs at our clinic or at your barn.

Digital Ultrasound:

Ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice for soft tissue injuries. Ultrasound is a two dimensional real time imaging modality that evaluates size, shape, and morphology of tendons and ligaments. Our machines are all portable and are current digital technology.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging):

MR Imaging is the gold standard to evaluate bone and soft tissue injuries. The cross sectional views of the affected anatomy in multiple planes provided by MR imaging provides superior detail of the soft tissue and bone. Southern Equine Service provides MRI services monthly for our clients and referrals. MREquine comes to our clinic monthly. MREquine has a 1.5 Tesla magnet and has the ability to image from the foot to the high suspensory on an adult horse. (link to www.mrequine.com) If interested in MRI services please call Southern Equine Service office at 803.644.1544 schedule an appointment.

Nuclear Scintigraphy:

Nuclear Scintigraphy (Bone Scan) is a very sensitive way to look for areas of inflammation in the musculoskeletal system. It allows us to internally examine from head to tail, including the neck, back, pelvis and limbs and to detect problems which we may not be able to locate in any other way. Bone Scan can detect fractures early before there are any x-ray changes. It can be very useful for subtle lameness or performance problems.

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Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday

Emergency Hours: 24 hours 7 days a week (803) 644-1544 ext. 1 to get doctor on call's cell #


Map & Directions:

1258 Banks Mill Rd.
Aiken, SC 29803

Tel: 803.644.1544
Fax: 803.644.1599

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