Magnetic resonance imaging – MRI

Please, it is necessary to order for an examination. I DO NOT HAVE TO DECIDE FOR THE METHOD.

How does it work?

Magnetic Resonance is an imaging method that uses a powerful magnetic field and radiofrequency pulses to hydrogen protons found in all tissues and body fluids. It has no negative side effects. The time necessary for the exam is the biggest disadvantage of MRI. Especially during examination of chest and belly where the breathing movements, which cannot be restricted for long period of time, create artifacts that subsequently degrade the whole examination. The size of the body part can be a limitation as well, as it is always necessary to insert the body part into the imaging coil. It’s a limitation particularly in large breeds of dogs.
Currently, MRI is used not only for the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system, it is also used for imaging diagnostics of the nasal cavity, eye and orbit, musculoskeletal diseases and soft-tissue neoplasms.

Examination proceedings

The patient in under general, usually inhalation anesthesia with continual monitoring during whole examination. MRI examination is carried out without the owner's presence. Medicines used for anesthesia are very safe and adapted to your pet. We recommend pre-anesthetic testing prior to placing your pet under anesthesia, which includes complete blood count, biochemistry blood tests and EKG. These tests and a focused preanesthesia physical examination helps us to choose the right anesthetic protocol for your pet.

Duration of the examination

For your initial visit book 30 minutes, you can collect your pet after 3-4 hours when it is fully recovered from general anesthesia.

Medication, feeding, water

Do not change the treatment until the examination is completed. Please inform us at the time of the appointment reservation if your pet is taking any medication. Fasting is necessary prior to the examination – ideally do not feed your pet for at least 12 hours and also don’t give the water at least 2 hours before the examination.

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