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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 an in house 0.31 Tesla High Resolution MRI unit. 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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I just want to send out a most heartfelt thanks to Dr.Carter and his amazing staff! They are truly one of a kind! They have done just a wonderful job taking care of Kelly! The love and attention to her is so appreciated! God Bless all of them.

Aiken, SC

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