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Magnetic resonance Imaging Scan for Dogs

What is MRI scan for dogs?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) MRI Scan for Dogs is an imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and pulses of radio frequency energy to cause tissues to emit characteristic energy signals. The MRI Scan for Dogs computer converts the signal intensity to varying shades of grey in the image.

The main advantages of MRI Scan for Dogs versus the conventional X-Ray include:

  1. MRI Scan for Dogs has higher sensitivity for subtle changes in soft tissue chemical properties
  2. MRI Scan for Dogs has the ability to acquire images in any plane desired
  3. Absence of ionizing radiation: this means that the MRI Scan for Dogs is a NO INVASIVE technique
Left: An X-Ray of a knee. You would be able to see a fracture but hard to see tussiue damage.
Right: an MRI Scan for Dogs which as you can see is much more detailed and diagnosis is alot clearer.

The MRI Scan for Dogs is now considered the GOLD STANDARD for :

  1. MRI scan for dogs shows intracranial disease (tumours, strokes, developmental disorders, cranial nerves disorders…)
  2. Brain infectious disease (meningitis)
  3. Spinal disease (Intervertebral disk degeneration, intramedullary neoplasia, nerve roots neoplasia…)
  4. MRI scan for dogs shows up middle/inner ear disease

Other applications include:

Deepen studies of complex anatomical regions as the hock joint

Scans detection of small changes in soft tissues in the abdominal cavity

What’s happened to my dog/cat during a MRI Scan for Dogs?

  1. General light anaesthesia for the MRI Scan for Dogs
  2. He/She will be positioned on a table in a tube-shaped or open gantry in which there is a constant strong magnetic field
  3. He/She will sleep while the veterinary surgeon will acquired the pictures

How long is the MRI Scan for Dogs procedure?

It depends by

  1. the anatomical region to analyse
  2. what the vet has found by the MRI Scan for Dogs and what he wants to investigate
Please click on the images below to see a few example cases of MRI Scan for Dogs


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