Veterinary MRI Success
The scanner enables us to look at structures within the body in detail by the use of a very powerful electromagnet and radio waves. It has the advantages of being safe, and of providing very detailed pictures, particularly of the spine, brain, and head. The scanner has helped us to diagnose many painful spinal disorders which we have been able to treat successfully.
It requires 415 volts and a 100 amp supply (for those not technical, that’s a lot of power!) The scanner costs about £1m and is brand new. A scan takes about 45 minutes from start to finish and about 150-200 images are produced which go on to be examined by a specialist in this advanced from of imaging.