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European Clinical User Meeting

Imaging Specialist Alison Fairburn recently attended the European Clinical User Meeting on equine standing MRI run by Hallmarq Imaging.

The meeting is an annual event held in Chamonix, a popular ski resort in the stunning French Alps. The meeting is normally attended by one of the imaging team at BELL ‚Äčand this year Alison was invited to present at the conference. She presented a research project performed at Bell investigating cysts in the distal interphalangeal (coffin) joint and associations with the shape of the joint.

The three day conference was attended by MRI researchers and clinicians from around the world and is an invaluable forum to share the most up to date knowledge in standing equine MRI.

Bell Equine was the first equine clinic in the world to install an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner capable of imaging the limbs of a standing horse. It allows the detailed examination of the different structures of the lower limb and is particularly useful in the evaluation of diseases of the foot. The procedure can also provide valuable information about more proximal areas of the limbs, such as the fetlock, knee and suspensory ligament.

For more on the MRI services we offer here at BELL, or for further information on all the diagnostic imaging we can offer, please follow the links.