MRI Scans

MRI Scans

Unlike ultrasound and x-ray imaging, MRI scans give us an extremely clear and finely detailed visualisation of your pets’ internal organs. It is a harmless process, but one that will require your pet to be anaesthetised as we need them to remain very still.

Using magnetic fields and radiowaves to form a complete image of your pets’ body we will elect to use MRI scans for the following:

  • Spinal problems
  • Tumours
  • Brain disease
  • Foreign objects that can’t be detected by x-ray
  • Some joint problems
  • Investigating seizures/fitting
  • Nasal discharges/sneezing
  • Middle-ear diseases

We also highly recommend that any Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an MRI screen in order to check whether they have the hereditary condition ‘Chiari-like malformation’.

This is a vital piece of diagnostic equipment to ensure we can provide you and your pet with total veterinary care.

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