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This is how you give a horse a CT scan

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The University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine unveiled its CT scanner for horses, the Equimagine, this past week. The system is comprised of two massive robot-controlled arms that look like they belong in a car factory more than a veterinary school. But I guess maybe it's a natural progression since horses were the original automobile? Sure, why not!

The arms move around the horse to capture 2D images, as well as 3D moving images. The machine also takes in 16,000 frames per second, so researchers hope they'll eventually be able to record a horse in movement. More than just being cool to look at, the arms are especially helpful because horses don't have to be sedated to be analyzed. They just have to wear a little blue blindfold.

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