The scanner was funded by the RVC’s registered charity – the Animal Care Belief (ACT) – by means of an attraction in 2016 celebrating the 30th birthday of the QMHA, which raised £630,000.
In a press release, the RVC mentioned: “It’s hoped this contemporary diagnostic know-how will enhance the welfare of sufferers requiring remedy on the hospital. This can occur by enhancing the pace and high quality of scans going down, in addition to decreasing the necessity for an animal to be anaesthetised earlier than being scanned.”
The equipment shall be known as the “Otter Scanner” after the proprietor of a affected person of the RVC who was a major donor in the direction of the ACT’s attraction.
Dan Chan – professor of emergency and demanding care drugs, and medical director of the QMHA – mentioned: “It is vitally unusual such an unimaginable leap within the care of animals may be achieved with a single innovation.
“Due to the huge enchancment in pace and high quality of the pictures produced by the Otter Scanner, our specialists are actually capable of acquire far more detailed pictures of varied illnesses affecting our sufferers, so the very best remedy may be deliberate.
“On the RVC, certainly one of our most essential missions is to at all times enhance the welfare and care of animals, and this newest innovation is simply one other instance of that dedication. We’re without end grateful to all our supporters who’ve made this potential.”