Examinations are always performed in general anaesthesia. The precondition of accurate diagnostic imaging is that the patient lies motionless, in the same position throughout the entire examination. In case of dogs and cats, it cannot be performed without anaesthesia or a long prior training is required. Anaesthesia, including its more superficial form required for the MRI examination, holds some risks. With the appropriate choice of medications and anaesthetic technique and our team of professionals we try to minimise this risk. Each anaesthesia is performed by an anaesthesiologist. Each animal undergoes a veterinary examination before the general anaesthesia. All animals are intubated – we insert a tracheal tube to their trachea – and anaesthesia is performed with anaesthetic gas (inhaled anaesthesia); the anaesthesiologist stays with each animal for entire duration of the MRI examination. Under such close supervision even weak, elderly patients can undergo anaesthesia. Before the anaesthesia your pet has to go without food. Animals are not allowed to eat 12 hours prior to the examination and are not allowed to drink 4 hours prior to the examination. If you have other medical reports (blood test, heart ultrasound) before the MRI examination, please bring it with you.