Computed Tomography (CT)


The Hanseklinik Equine Hospital has aquired a state-of-the-art CT scanner, the “Qalibra LB Exeed”. This advanced device enables detailed imaging of different types of tissue (bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments). This novel dual-energy system is able to
replace magnet resonance imaging (MRI) in horses to great extent due to new imaging potentials and superior resolution. The height adjustable sliding gantry enables imaging of the most relevant body regions in the standing sedated horse. Some delicate questions in previously inaccessible regions can now be answered,
sometimes under general anesthesia. Here the extended size of the bore and the fact that the scanner is moving over the patient and not the patient through the machine enables entirely new possibilities.
The CT technology serves as a powerful addition to the hospital’s imaging capacities. This enhancement allows for more accurate diagnoses, leading to reliable prognoses and effective therapy planning.

Application Areas

Performed under standing sedation

  • Neck up to the 5th cervial vertebra
  • Front limb up to above the carpus
  • Hind limb up to above the tarsus
  • Entire head

Performed under general anesthesia

  • Entire cervial spine up to the first thoracic vertebra
  • Front limb up to the shoulder
  • Hind limb up to the knee
  • Hip
  • Pelvis
  • Sacroiliac joint

Examination of the following deseases:


  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage
  • Bone cysts
  • Cervical spine disease
  • Fissures and fractures
  • Cruciate ligament diseases
  • Meniscal diseases
  • Dental and sinus cavity diseases
    (cysts, fistulas, unilateral nasal
    discharge, tumors, etc.)
  • Fractures
  • Temporomandibular joint
  • Headshaking
  • Airsac diseases
CT application areas