Newly upgraded MRI imaging capabilities are here! Now offering astonishingly vivid MRI imagery for the ultimate in diagnostics
Our O-Scan MRI
What is MRI?
MRI is a diagnostic imaging modality that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI gives different information about structures in the body than cannot be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan.
Nowadays, MRI is the preferred modality for imaging of soft tissue pathology (disease).
What parts of the Horse can be scanned with our Equine MRI?
up to the level of the distal radius including the carpus (knee)
and the distal tibia including the tarsus (hocks)
Remember most of the lameness in the horse is usually localized to their feet!!!
When to utilize MRI:
When lameness is localized to a specific region (e.g. foot, fetlock, suspensory ligament, and other regions)
When diagnosis cannot be made from X-rays, ultrasound, bone scan or CT scans.
Superior soft tissue contrast
Superior cartilage detail
Superior anatomical definition
Superior assessment of bone activity
Better Diagnosis: (90%) of the time a specific diagnosis can be made
Leading to better treatments options and decreased convalescence times
And an overall significant reduction in total cost of treatment(s)
Equine MRI Imaging sample below: Deep flexor tendon tear at the level of the pastern (green arrows) on a front foot.
Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Open during lunch) 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday Available 24/7 for Emergency Calls
Cat & Dog Boarding: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon-Fri / 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat
Weekend Pick-up upon request
We strive to provide complete care for our patients through: AquaPacer Water Therapy and Conditioning Treadmill, Kinemagine Robotic CT Unit, O-Scan MRI, PRP, IRAP, Shock Wave Therapy, Dental X-Ray, Ultrasonography, Lameness Locator a Dynamic Endoscope as well as other Endoscopic exam units.
We now have a coggins lab on site.
ROBOTIC CT SCANNING IS HERE!
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Email us for more info or to schedule an appointment.
Call us at:(325) 703-6450.
For dog & cat boarding call: (325) 703-6451.
DOCTORS ON STAFF
Gary D. Hodges, DVM
Aloisio (Al) Bueno, MS, MV, DACVS
Tanna J. Villarreal, DVM
Carol H. Akers, DVM
Cullen Cooper, DVM
Karen Roberts, DVM
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