VREC’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Service
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are highly accurate, painless, and non-invasive examinations of soft tissue. Examples of soft tissue are the brain, spinal cord, connective/nerve tissue, joints, ligaments, and other organs. Data received from a MRI provides high resolution images showing contrast between different types of tissue. VREC is one of the few facilities in the Northeast who provides patients an on-site MRI suite. Our staff is able to utilize this advanced technology 24/7.
To achieve the best scan and obtain the most accurate images possible, patients must remain still. In order to achieve the stillness, anesthesia is required for patients. Before the MRI, staff will perform bloodwork to ensure your pet is safe to put under anesthesia. During anesthesia our staff monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation.