Magnetic Resonance Imaging
) is an imaging modality that utilizes magnetic forces within the patient’s cells to create a two-dimensional image. The way the images are created allows both bone and soft tissue structures to be seen with excellent detail. Additionally, information about the underlying disease process can often be obtained from the MRI image.
Since 2004, Cave Creek Equine Surgical & Imaging Center has been providing the most advanced level of MRI imaging for horses and small animals. A state-of-the-art, open rotating magnet, Vet-MR Grande XL by Universal Medical Systems, Inc., was installed in a customized room at our facility. Horses and small animals are anesthetized by our experienced staff members during the imaging process to ensure that there is no movement to lessen the quality of the image. All acquired images are submitted to a board-certified radiologist for interpretation of the results once the MRI is complete.
No other diagnostic tool currently available can provide more detailed information regarding the anatomic structures. It provides answers and gives us the information we need in order to create a successful treatment and rehabilitation plan for your horse.