MRI is equally useful in both soft and hard tissue investigations.  Images can be obtained in three planes of orientation giving a complete anatomical view with no radiation risk to the patient.  MR images can be produced in orientations not possible with conventional radiography.

Mr Geoff Skerritt was instrumental in introducing MRI to the veterinary surgeons in the UK. In 1997 he established, along with 3 other colleagues, the first veterinary mobile MRI service in the world.  This made veterinary MRI available and affordable.

We have been at the forefront of veterinary MRI for the last 15 years having been the first private practice in the UK to have onsite access to MRI.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging produces an extraordinary anatomical display in all 3 planes of orientation with no radiation risk to the patient.  It yields soft tissue discrimination unrivaled by any other imaging technique.  MRI is an invaluable tool in the management of neurologic and musculoskeletal diseases.

The veterinary MRI centre at ChesterGates is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team at ChesterGates has scanned over 10,000 animals making them world leaders in veterinary MR imaging and interpretation. 

Applications of MR Imaging include:

  • Lesion localisation
  • Neoplasm assessment
  • Identification of vascular accidents
  • Anomalies of the ventricular system
  • Epilepsy investigation
  • Investigation of Chiari malformation
  • GME, NE and NME assessment
  • Middle ear disease investigations
  • Nasal studies 
  • Identification of structural abnormalities
  • Assessment of prolapsed intervertebral discs
  • Spinal cord trauma assessment
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Syringomyelia
  • Assessment of cartilage tears
  • Studies of synovial structures
  • MRI reporting service
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