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MU Veterinary Health Center to Host Ribbon-Cutting Wednesday
Missouri Ag Connection - 11/15/2017

The University of Missouri's Veterinary Health Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Pops and Tango McCosh PET/CT Imaging Suite and the Radiation Isolation Unit.

Housed in a new imaging core in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the combination positron emission topography (PET) scanner and computed tomography (CT) scanner--the PET/CT system--will improve accuracy and speed in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and heart disease, as well as provide new capabilities for plant science research.

Speakers will include:

- Carolyn Henry, interim dean College of Veterinary Medicine

- David Wilson, director Veterinary Health Center Hospital

- Jeffrey Bryan, associate professor of oncology and director of the comparative oncology radiobiology and epigenetics laboratory in the CVM

- Jimmy Lattimer, associate professor of radiation oncology

The event begins at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Veterinary Health Center, 900 East Campus Dr., Columbia. Parking is available at the Large Animal and Equine Hospitals, located off Cattle Drive.

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