Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for pets comes to Reno!
MRI is an amazing diagnostic tool that utilizes a strong magnet, pulsed radio-frequency waves, and the water in the body to provide intricate, detailed images of the body. The more water in the tissue, the better! So MRI is ideal for imaging the brain and spinal cord. It is also useful for joints, the nasal cavity and complex skin masses. Due to the long scan times, it is not useful where there is motion so it is not able to image the chest (breathing, a beating heart, etc… those make it hard!).