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Lexington Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine

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4270 Georgetown Road
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-967-0770
Fax: 859-554-5779

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Nuclear Scintigraphy

Nuclear Scintigraphy, commonly referred to as a “bone scan,” is carried out by administering an intravenous dose of a drug labeled with a radioactive marker known as Tc99-MDP. The drug is preferentially taken up by by the body, particularly by bone, and in even higher concentrations where the bone is more metabolically active.

A computer at our facility translates this information into an image of that particular area of the body or skeleton. The images are examined for “hot spots”, areas of abnormally increased radiopharmaceutical uptake, which indicate the location of a potential problem or injury. This information is then correlated with the horse’s clinical history, lameness examination, radiographs or ultrasonography results to reach a more definitive diagnosis.

Why utilize OUR Scintigraphy?

Nuclear Scintigraphy has proven to be the standard for diagnosis of many orthopedic injuries that are not easily localized using traditional examination and imaging techniques. The Equine Scanner H.R. Scintron located at this facility, is an extremely sensitive machine. It enables the detection of many injuries or inflammatory conditions prior to, or in the absence of, the development of any radiographic abnormalities. The software utilizes “real time” motion correction, insuring quality imaging the first time!

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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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