The dogs of today can be considered lucky compared to the past. Technology and science have developed into the provision of diagnostic imaging tests that has opened up a new world for canines, felines and other fur kids that can see far into their bodies.
So the question arises, why do pet owners dread the news of their dogs requiring an MRI?
Although pet owners are completely aware of the names of multiple tests such as ultrasounds, CAT scans or MRIs, however, the way they work with pets is unknown for treatment of the condition.
Generally, the scare of an MRI would seem too stressful for a pet. However, if a veterinarian is suggesting an MRI for the pet, this would be the best way to diagnose and prepare the pet before reading too far into the situation.
An MRI works through the use of a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to create pictures more detailed than any other type of diagnostic scans. This procedure would be able to show multiple different kinds of abnormalities, injuries, and diseases that many other methods cannot detect.
The MRI performed would be able to determine:
- Spinal anatomy and alignment abnormalities.
- Spinal congenital anomalies.
- Post spine trauma effects.
- Spine joint diseases.
- Compression fractures.
- Spinal cord and nerve compression.
- Spinal cord and nerve inflammation.
- Infection of the spine.
Although it may seem scary, MRI scans are far less harmful to a pet’s body than an x-ray since the MRI scan doesn’t make use of radiation. Making use of high tech state of the art equipment such as the Fonar MRI would be able to provide the best results for each patient.
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