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

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As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinary staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

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Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves