The Queen's Award For Enterprise
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd has received two of the UK’s most prestigious awards for outstanding and sustained business achievement. Hallmarq is one of only two companies this year to be awarded two accolades with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – in international trade and innovation.
The innovation award was made for the equine standing MRI (EQ2) developed by Hallmarq. The EQ2 is a world first and remains the ONLY magnetic resonance imaging system for the standing horse. The innovation has completely changed how veterinarians approach equine lameness, making MRI a low risk procedure and allowing more horses to be diagnosed, and so treated more effectively, than ever before.
The international trade award reflects the company’s global success as the EQ2 is now used by vets in 22 countries and five continents, including Dubai, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Europe and North America, with over 50,000 horses scanned worldwide.
The EQ2 was invented and is still manufactured in the UK, but the company's focus is very much on working with veterinary specialists around the world. Hallmarq has had a truly global perspective from business start-up and has North American offices in Massachusetts, with further offices due to open in Australasia.
Standing Equine MRI
MRI is now indispensible for diagnosis of equine lameness and performance issues located to the lower limbs.
By visualising slices through tissue MRI can precisely localise damage to bone and highlight any involvement of surrounding soft tissues. Tendinitis and desmitis are not revealed by x-ray, and ultrasound is unable to penetrate the hoof wall. By providing an overview of all anatomical structures MRI is the only way to distinguish between the many different diseases underlying "navicular syndrome"
MRI of the fetlock and knee bones allows racehorse trainers to modify their training to prevent poor performance and avoid the risk of serious injury.
Hallmarq manufactures the only equine MRI system that allows the horse to be scanned standing and without the risks associated with general anaesthesia. Sedation is sufficient to ensure the horse stands quietly in the scanner, and motion compensation software ensures clear images even with slight residual movement.
· Clear diagnosis in over 90% of cases
· No general anaesthesia
· Pay as you go contract, full support included
Hallmarq Equine MRI - Standing for Safety
High Field Petvet
The PetVet 1.5T MRI system is a unique product manufactured specifically for veterinarians and their companion animal patients. It is based around a new FDA approved human magnet, but with veterinary specific coils, sequences and patient bed.
Producing outstanding images in patients ranging from giant breeds to Chihuahuas, the PetVet image quality has received praise from specialist veterinarians worldwide.
The PetVet also receives accolades from business owners because the total cost of ownership of this high field magnet is affordable for most veterinary practices imaging a modest number of cases each month.
· The PetVet is paid for ‘as you go’, meaning no large initial capital expenditure
· The PetVet is self-shielded, so you won’t need to build a costly and immoveable RF shielded room
· The PetVet doesn’t require routine helium refills, saving money as helium becomes more scarce and more expensive.
· The PetVet contract includes Hallmarq's comprehensive service and support package, maintaining uptime and eliminating hidden repair and upgrade costs