New to Animal Imaging!
3 Tesla MR imaging of the equine stifle
Pathology of the equine stifle can be challenging to definitively and accurately diagnose. We are excited to discuss a few imaging options available at Animal Imaging. After the referring veterinarian performs a lameness exam, including localization of the lameness to the stifle with regional anesthesia, radiology is often the first procedure performed. Our equine board certified radiologists, Dr. Neelis and Dr. Biscoe are available to consult with the referring veterinarian on radiographs obtained. The next step is often ultrasound of the joint. Both Dr. Neelis and Dr. Biscoe have trained extensively in equine ultrasound prior to and during their radiology residencies. If any uncertainties regarding the pathology remain present, select cases can be imaged with our 3 Tesla MRI. The 70cm bore is large enough to accommodate most horses of average frame. Treatment protocols will be managed by the referring veterinarian. If you would like to discuss if your patient is a good candidate for imaging of the stifle in the MRI, please do not hesitate to give our doctors a call.