WHAT IS MRI?
MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – is one of the youngest and most dynamically developing diagnostic imaging method. From now on it can be a part of your daily patient care in our new Diagnostic Centre.
MRI is one of the most complex examination methods. The examinations are performed in high magnetic field where the protons, which can be found in large quantities in the body, are generated with the help of radio-waves then the signals transmitted during relaxation are transformed into software images.
WHEN IS IT USED?
It is primarily used to detect the diseases of the central nervous system, to image the nose and its sinuses and to diagnose the diseases of the musculoskeletal system. It is also an excellent method to search for metastases, assess the abdominal organs or to perform non-invasive angiography.
The MRI examination of dogs paralysed by a suspected herniated disc precisely reveals to the surgeon on which side the intervertebral disc is torn and to what extent the spinal cord is compressed. As opposed to native X-ray examinations, syrinx and vertebral malformations as well as cancerous diseases will be also revealed. (X-ray, MRI image)
MRI examination is the first diagnostic imaging examination doctors should chose to image the lesions inside the bony cranium. Besides otitis media, we can obtain an accurate picture of the lesions in the inner ear and the meninges.
The diagnostics of developmental disorders, inflammatory or tumorous processes in the brain as well as the diagnostics of infarcts, bleedings and blood vessel malformations cannot be imagined without MRI examinations. The effective treatment of epileptic patients cannot be started until having an accurate picture of brain processes.
HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR MRI?
The best to book an appointment is by telephone. You can discuss the case with our radiologist colleague both before and after the examination and thus obtain the most accurate diagnosis which greatly helps your patient care.
WHEN DO YOU NEED AN MRI EXAMINATION?
• vestibular syndrome
• neck and back pain
• abnormal nasal discharge, swellings around the nose
The first high-field small animal MRI in the service of everyday care.