Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI image brain

The UF Veterinary Hospitals have state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging capabilities with a recent upgrade to a Toshiba Titan 1.5 T unit. MRI uses a strong magnetic field and the natural resonance of atoms in the body to create images of the structure of organs with exquisite contrast resolution. MRI, primarily used to examine the internal organs for abnormalities, is noninvasive and is superior to other modalities for imaging soft tissues. The principles of MRI imaging are very complex.

Imaging studies peformed include:

  • Central Nervous System (Brain and Spinal cord)
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Orthopedic Exams
    • Soft Tissue Injury (Ligaments, Tendons)
  • Vascular Disease
    • Vascular Obstructions
    • Congenital Anomalies
  • Cancer
    • Evaluation and Characterization of Tumor Type
    • Metastatic Evaluations