Equipment & Facilities

Animal MR uses high field MRI magnets with state-of-the-art technology to deliver superior veterinary services. We have 5 mobile MRI units located at 5 veterinary referral hospitals so they do not have to be moved.

Five Mobile MRI units

  • General Electric "Baby" Signa 0.5 Tesla
  • General Electric 1.0 Tesla
  • General Electric 0.5 Tesla Contour
  • Siemens Impact 1.0 Tesla
  • Picker Vista 1.0 Tesla

MRI Specifications

  • 0.5-1.0 Tesla magnets
  • High field, closed unit
  • Premier software package with digital imaging with telemedicine capabilities 
  • Animal dedicated machines
  • Certified MRI technologists

Patient Protocol

  • Consultation with a specialist
  • Laboratory tests, radiographs, and ancillary diagnostics, as indicated
  • Intravenous catheter
  • Anesthesia

    • Induction: diazepam and propofol or a preferred variation
    • Maintenance: intubation, oxygen, isoflurane and intravenous fluids
    • Monitoring: veterinary technician, pulse oximeter, heart rate monitor, capnograph, ventilator 
    • Recovery: in hospital

MRI Interpretation

  • Team approach - board certified neurologists, surgeons, and radiologists
  • Correlation of MRI findings with clinical evaluation
  • Written report and digital images provided on CD-ROM