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Hallmarq completes its first Toshiba CT installation in UK vet practice

Press Release   •   Jan 09, 2018 13:51 GMT

Dr Duncan Hole and the CT scanner recently installed at Swayne and Partners

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has completed its first installation of a Toshiba CT scanner at Swayne and Partners veterinary practice in Bury St Edmunds in the UK. The practice runs from four locations across West Suffolk and will be accepting imaging referrals within the region. The installation follows on from an exclusive agreement that allows high quality CT scanners made by Toshiba to benefit from specialist installation, advice, training, service and support provided by Hallmarq.

Swayne’s partner, Dr Duncan Hole says having the in-house facility is a real benefit, allowing fast and accurate diagnoses across the practice case load and opening up new opportunities, “The recent installation of a Toshiba 64 slice CT machine has revolutionised our imaging capabilities. We are now able to diagnose and treat conditions we previously struggled with or referred to other centres.”

He continued, “We are very excited and impressed with the image quality and are looking forward to continuing to expand our imaging and treatment capabilities as we develop our case load.”

Speaking about the joint approach between Toshiba and Hallmarq Duncan said, “The collaboration between Hallmarq and Toshiba has been excellent with seamless and hassle free installation, training and technical support. We had been interested in acquiring CT for our practice for some time and had researched various models to purchase and install a machine over the last couple of years but had not really been able to find the right financial model for us. The economic model Hallmarq has developed over the last decade with its equine MRI machines seemed to provide the solution we were looking for and enabled us to realise our dreams.”

Hallmarq’s ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ financing model was developed to make high quality imaging technology accessible and affordable for veterinary practices and is now applicable to both Hallmarq MRI and Toshiba CT scanners.

Press contact Dr Susan McKay BVMS, MRCVS, MBA, Companion Consultancy. Tel +44 1284 388702/ +44 7887 515870 Email:

About Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging is the sole global manufacturer of MRI systems specifically designed for use in horses while they are standing and the only high field small animal MRI. The Hallmarq team has decades of experience in the design and manufacture of global clinical, research and industrial MRI systems for a range of applications. The company has completed over 90 veterinary installations in 23 countries.

The company initially revolutionized the diagnosis of equine lameness with the development of the only standing MRI for horses before applying its expertise to small animal diagnostics. Established in 2001, Hallmarq's mission is to improve the safety, accuracy and cost-effectiveness of MRIs, making them affordable and profitable to veterinary clinics worldwide.

In 2015 the company won two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the Innovation and International Trade categories and an Institute of Physics award in Innovation. In 2017, Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging was recognized by the Financial Times, as a ‘Growth Champion’. The accolade is given to the top 1,000 companies across Europe to have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015.

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