An image showing cantering horses and a CT of the head / neck of the standing horse
Computed Tomography
without Compromise

Qalibra - The Ultimate in Image Quality and Versatility

The Qalibra CT system couples exceptional image quality with the versatility needed for veterinary medicine.

Qalibra systems utilize high-end computed tomography (CT) scanners designed for human medicine, reconfigured and patented for use in animals.

Our patented, height-adjustable sliding gantry platform is paired with CTs from leading manufacturers. The Qalibra system is unique because the entire gantry moves around the patient.

Horses and small animals can now be examined safely, using the world’s best and fastest CT scanners without the need for general anesthesia.

Helical CT examinations without the need for general anesthesia set new benchmarks in equine and small animal medicine.

The patients may be examined under either general anesthesia or under light sedation. Examinations of the head, cervical spine and distal limbs to the radial and tibial bones can be acquired while the horse is standing.

The Qalibra CT Advantage

Head / neck of the standing horse

Distal limb CT of the standing horse

Pelvis, back, stifles, etc. in the anesthetized horse

Small animals

Versatility

Our CT system is adapted to the anatomy and behavior of veterinary patients. Many studies can now be performed without general anesthesia. For equine patients, the system can be elevated to scan the head and neck or lowered to scan the distal limbs of a standing patient. By moving the system into the customized pit, the gantry can be positioned at ground level. This simplifies and speeds up scanning under general anesthesia and enables scanning of the equine pelvis and back. For small animals, the ability to lower the gantry to ground level means that patients can be imaged without sedation.

Quality

No more compromises in image quality! Our high-end helical CTs include advanced imaging technology and the latest software developments from human medicine. More than 80 different image algorithms consistently ensure perfect image quality, showing bone and cartilage lesions in the sub-millimeter range. This technology allows imaging tiny ligament and tendon structures at the highest resolution.

Safety

Safety comes first when handling animals. Qalibra systems are designed by veterinarians for veterinarians. For example, we have reduced the need for restraint allowing equine patients to be more comfortable during the procedure. The CT itself can be shielded with lead fixtures. This results in less scatter radiation emitted from the CT than a single X-ray image, reducing exposure of staff and patients.

Latest features

  • The latest detector technology (up to 640 slices) offers a significant increase in efficiency for first class imaging with reduced radiation exposure.

  • Service/Maintenance We offer a one-stop solution, providing one service contract for the entire system. The service for the CT system is provided by the CT manufacturer, resulting in a timely response, pursuant to standards in human medicine. The service for the platform is provided by the Qalibra team. Assistance for both, the platform and CT, can also be provided remotely dramatically decreasing downtimes.

  • Metal artifact reduction almost completely eliminates artifacts caused by metal implants and optimises visualization of the implants and surrounding anatomical structures.

  • Iterative Reconstruction improves image quality with reduced dosage.

  • Artificial Intelligence Deep learning reconstructions provide extraordinarily detailed images with previously unachieved noise reduction.