Magnetic Resonance Imaging is used for diagnosing orthopaedic and neurological problems. It provides high quality images of bone and soft tissue.
There are two types of magnet:
- high field electromagnets are tubular and cooled with liquid helium
- low field magnets are U-shaped or 2 flat plates with a gap between
There are now standing MRI scanners available for horses so it is not always necessary to use a general anaesthetic, horses are just heavily sedated. However, for head and neck imaging the horse will need to be anaesthetised and lying down to ensure they are completely still.
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