Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Veterinary Emergency Center has proudly partnered with Animal Imaging Partners (AIP), the leader in veterinary MRI. They specialize in MRI of companion animals and work directly with veterinary professionals nationwide to offer this gold standard diagnostic technology.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a highly sophisticated imaging modality. Very simply put, the patient enters a strong magnetic field and then radio waves are applied for a short period of time in a different direction. The sudden shift causes certain atoms in the animal’s body to make special signals. The MRI system detects the signals and sends them to a computer which creates a highly detailed image of the internal body structure. Unlike some other high tech imaging modalities, MRI does not use radiation.

MRI is a non-invasive way for veterinary professionals to diagnose a variety of conditions. It is the preferred imaging test to diagnose medical issues related to the patient’s brain, head/neck, spine and musculoskeletal system.

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