Radiology and Ultrasound

Radiology and Ultrasound at Warwick Equine Clinic

Horse getting an ultrasound

Warwick Equine Clinic offers digital radiography and ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis of your horse's lameness. Examinations may be performed at the barn or in clinic.

Images obtained are stored in a cloud based application for your convenience and ease in sending images for second opinions.

Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound uses sound waves to create a digital image on a computer. It is most helpful in diagnosing soft tissue abnormalities such as ligament or tendon tears and joint capsule injuries. It can also be useful in evaluating internal organs such as the heart, liver, spleen and abdomen. 


Radiographic images are most helpful in diagnosing bone and joint disease. The images created are useful in assessing fractures and arthritic conditions. 


MRI is an acronym for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This type of diagnostic equipment has the ability to produce detailed images of the internal structures of the body. They are helpful in diagnosing tumors and abnormalities in the brain as well as spinal disorders, like herniated discs in horses.

CT Scans

The acronym CT stands for computed . These are essentially highly detailed x-rays that can show cross-sections of your horse’s anatomy. 

Nuclear Scintigraphy

Scintigraphy is performed by injecting the horse with a radiopharmaceutical isotope and then scanning different areas to look for increased uptake in injured tissues. It can be particularly useful in diagnosing sacroiliac disease and other areas that are difficult to evaluate radiographically.

 If you have any questions or concerns about your horse’s health and his or her diagnosis, we would be happy to answer them and provide you with guidance in order to help make them comfortable during the healing process.

For more information on our radiology and diagnostic imaging services  call us at 845 986 2669 today.