Nelson Among First Class of Certified Equine Imaging Specialists

Nathan Nelson, clinical associate professor of radiology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named to the inaugural class of board-certified specialists in equine diagnostic imaging.

Nathan Nelson, CVM clinical associate professor of radiology.

Nathan Nelson, CVM clinical associate professor of radiology.

Nelson, who joined the CVM in 2017, is now one of just 10 clinicians in the country who are diplomates of the newly recognized specialty within the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR). Nelson was named an ACVR diplomate in 2008.

In his decade-plus career as a diagnostic imaging professor, Nelson has notched extensive experience in medical imaging of both small and large animals. His research has focused on subjects ranging from CT identification of osteoarthritis progression to equine digital radiography.

The NC State Veterinary Hospital’s diagnostic imaging service is home to a collection of advanced veterinary imaging equipment, including CT, MRI, ultrasound and digital radiography and fluoroscopy. The CVM is also home to its own on-site veterinary MRI service., which Nelson was instrumental in establishing.