PET MRI & IMAGING SERVICES
Our facility provides 24/7 care and treatment to veterinary patients.
We are "always" here for you and your pets needs...
Sedated Radiographs for pet dentistry
Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates Affordable Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Services
Complete Radiographic images and studies
available 24/7 by appointment or emergency admission
We offer many levels of U/S scans
Pregnancy Verification, Abdominal or Cardiac U/S
LVT / DVM - with/without Board Certified Interpretation &
the consultation team with Veterinary Imaging Associates
What is MRI, and why does my pet need it? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)uses a very strong magnetic fields and radio waves with precise (resonant) frequencies to move hydrogen atoms (widespread in water molecules) within body tissues.
As the atoms are manipulated, they emit tiny radio frequencies that are picked up by small antennae around the patient, called receiving coils.
A computer analyzes the radio frequencies and constructs cross-sectional images of your pet.
These images will allow your veterinarian to view the body at any angle of "slice," and show soft tissues better than any x-ray technique.
The highly detailed anatomical and physiological information provided by MRI is often used to look at the brain, spinal cord and nerves, muscles and joints, or other organs without the need for exposure to radiation.
Our Open Pet Specific MRI System can be monitored "hands on" at all times during a scan while our patient, your pet, is under controlled anesthesia.
Call 540.338.7387 to schedule at Blue Ridge Vet
|• Abdominal or thoracocentesis||• Blood pressure testing|
|• Coagulation testing||• Cystocentesis|
|• Esophageal feeding tube||• Fine-needle aspiration|
|• Voiding urohydropropulsion||• Pericardiocentesis|
|• Traumatic catheterization||• Tru cut biopsy|
* If biopsies are anticipated, please be prepared (owner consent to anesthetize and biopsy, staffing, and preparation).
Biopsies are NOT a sedation type of procedure. Biopsies must be preceeded by a coagulation profile. We can do this at the time of study. Sedation is required for most FNA's because patients tend to wiggle.