The veterinary market is an extremely interesting sector. In fact, we’re spending an increasing amount of money on pets as we take steps towards humanizing animals.
The global animal health market is now worth approximately $34 billion and is growing at a 4-6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), while the global veterinary diagnostics market is set to grow at a CAGR of 9.11% from 2020 to 2023. Between 1979 and 2017, the CAGR of expenditure on veterinary and related services exceeded overall personal consumption expenditure by 340 points (https://www.nnip.com/it-IT/institutional/insights/la-salute-degli-animali-un-settore-ad-alta-crescita-sostenibile).
There are about 60,000 veterinary clinics around the world, 60% of which are concentrated in the US and Europe.
To date, Imaginalis – Epica has installed over 300 veterinary CT scanners worldwide. In addition to being an excellent sales market, this sector also provides the ideal conditions to assess the technological performance and reliability of our products, while allowing us to build a comprehensive sales, production, and technical assistance chain in anticipation of our future focus on the human medicine industry.
While North America, Latin America and Australia are served by our US sister company, Epica Animal Health, the rest of the world is served by Imaginalis. At this moment in time, our machines are being used in Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Hong Kong, Macau and, shortly, China, France and Russia.
Sales are promoted by our agents and through local distributors.
Why choose Imaginalis?
Imaginalis’ consolidated design and development skills mean that we’re able to design and manufacture innovative diagnostic devices with a specific focus on customers needs, thus allowing us to radically simplify their workflows.
In fact, we believe that processes simplification is one of the best services we offer at Imaginalis. At Imaginalis. we combine simplified workflows with high performance and high profitability in order to contribute to the professional growth of our customers.
Our machines are mobile and easily fit through interior clinic doors. As long as the appropriate precautions are taken regarding radiation protection, our machines can be used in operating and radiology rooms. As ionizing radiation is involved in the process, you must consult a qualified expert, who will be able to recommend suitable PPE and shields for use.
The high spatial resolution, 100 μm isotropic voxel size, and volumetric acquisition of our machines allow them to generate 3D images that are extremely faithful and intuitive. Having a 3D image gives vets a considerable advantage during diagnosis and most importantly, when communicating with pet owners.
Three Devices in One
Our products are multi-modal platforms that rethink and radically simplify the work of vets by optimizing procedures and guaranteeing excellent performance.
Fluoroscopy is functionally integrated with DR to simplify radiography scans performed to assess hip dysplasia in dogs. Integrating fluoroscopy with 3D CT makes it much easier to perform guided CT biopsies. All of which allows for a simple, safe, and speedy diagnosis.
Mobile CT Scanners
Our machines are portable and can easily fit through clinic doors. As long as the appropriate precautions are taken regarding radiation protection, our machines can be used in operating and radiology rooms. As ionizing radiation is involved in the process, it is mandatory to consult a qualified expert, who will be able to recommend suitable PPE and shields for use.
Our systems are mobile, compact, light-weight, and use a power supply that drastically helps to keep installation, operation and maintenance costs down.
Our system are much smaller than “legacy” X-ray machines, allowing them to be installed in pre-existing X-ray rooms (2.5 x 3m).
Our devices weigh between 450-600kg depending on the model, allowing them to be installed in clinics with flooring for domestic use.
Each system makes use of a standard single-phase 220V power supply and a 6-10kW system.
Air conditioning is not required, but is recommended. A PACS system for data archiving is also recommended, but not compulsory.
Each system is connected to the company via an Internet connection, thereby simplifying technical assistance and the installation of software updates.
Smart Radiology Readings
The system’s Internet connection allows for DICOM sets to be shared with remote radiology reading units. A team of certified radiologists is available to interpret and write up reports on your CT images.
Less Ionizing Radiation
Flat-panel CT technology emits pulsed rather than continuous radiation, just like conventional CT scanners, ensuring that a smaller amount of radiation is released over time, thus reducing risks to operators and patients.