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
- 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.