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MRI Solutions for the Discerning Veterinary Specialist Click Here to download brochure Read more >
Brain Tumors in Dogs and Cats (NC State)
Cancer affecting the brain is not uncommon in older dogs and cats, although the need for advanced imaging of the brain (such as magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI) in order to detect a brain tumor means that they frequently go undiagnosed. There is also a concerning trend for brain tumors to arise in young dogs […] Read more >
Anesthesia and Your Pet (Video)
The thought of having your pet anesthetized can be a scary!  Current practices have made this process easier on the pet. Watch this video by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Read more >
UC Davis Research – Newborn Horses Give Clues To Autism
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Patient: “Molly”, a 15 year-old domestic shorthair cat History: The owner reports that Molly hasn’t been acting like herself for the past 3-4 months. Over the past few days, she has become even less interactive with the owner and is walking in circles. Physical exam findings: Molly is quieter and less active than would be expected […] Read more >
Chiari-like Malformation and Syringomyelia
Patient: “Chewy”, a 3 year-old female spayed Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) History: The owner reports that Chewy often scratches at her neck. In addition, she will occasionally cry out when the owner is fastening her collar or touching her around her head and neck. Physical exam findings: Normal. However, her veterinarian is suspicious of […] Read more >
Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
Patient: “Fritz”, a 7 year-old male neutered miniature dachshund History: The owner reports that Fritz has been a healthy dog until yesterday, when he began having difficulty using his hind limbs. This morning, Fritz is dragging his hind legs and is unable to walk. Physical exam findings: Fritz has minimal ability to move his hind […] Read more >
What happens after the scan? Within 24 hours, your referring veterinarian will receive a written radiology report from our board certified veterinary radiologist. If your referring veterinarian has requested a STAT read they will have verbal image interpretation within an hour of the scan. Many of our regularly referring veterinarians at out patient centers as […] Read more >
“What happens during the MRI appointment?” A typical MRI takes approximately 1-2 hours from patient arrival to departure. Once you arrive you will have a consultation with our veterinary anesthesiologist. Your pets will then be anesthetized and admitted to the MRI. The MRI scan itself will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Once the scan is complete, […] Read more >
“How should I prepare my pet for the MRI appointment?” Veterinary MRI is an anesthetic procedure, so AnimalScan has board certified anesthesiologists at our flagship locations to safely oversee all of the MRI procedures. As with any general anesthesia, the patient should not eat ANYTHING after their last regular evening meal. Patients may have water […] Read more >