We will obtain a full history pertaining to the region to be imaged from your veterinarian, and results will be reported to your veterinarian as soon as they are available (this can vary from case to case). We maintain the relationship of the primary care veterinarian and patient as our utmost priority, so we ask that you direct your questions regarding image interpretation, results and treatment to your regular veterinarian. Please see our FAQs page for additional information.
Over 30,000 horses have been scanned in Hallmarq Standing MRI systems, and Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington introduces the FIRST standing MRI to South Florida. After obtaining a thorough history from your referring veterinarian, a horse is admitted to our facility for imaging, which takes about an hour a region. So if both front feet are to be imaged, the total study time is about 2 hours. Sometimes imaging has to spaced out over a few days to accommodate all regions to be scanned. Horses can go home immediately following the MRI, once the sedation has worn off.
Standing MR imaging is ideal for soundness issues that have been localized to a specific region of the distal limb, and radiographs and ultrasound have been unable to determine a specific cause. For example, bone bruises will not result on changes on an x-ray, but can cause significant performance issues, and are best identified on MRI.