About Pet MRI
PetMRI.ie is a Magnetic Resonance Imaging service for animals located at:
38 Warrenhouse Road
About Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a 3D way of getting pictures of various parts of the body without the use of x-rays i.e. without the use of radiation.
MRI technology has revolutionised diagnosis in the medicine field, to the point that it is wondered how we managed before MRI became available.
A MRI Scanner consists of a large, strong magnet, which creates a magnetic field around the animal. A gradient coil situated near the animal emits a radio frequency to the animal and received by a computer to produce an image.
Although the high cost of an MRI scan compared to x-rays can be a disadvantage, MRI scanners are good for looking at non-bony parts or soft tissue area of the body. In particular, MRI scanners are ideal for easy viewing of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system, muscles and tendons; parts of the body that cannot be viewed in detail on a traditional x-ray.