Dog MRI Scans to Diagnose Spine and Back Problems

Companion MRI is the only dedicated, full time veterinary imaging system for dog MRI scans located in West Hartford, Connecticut in Central Connecticut and Hartford County. Since Connecticut is easily accessible within a few hours, we routinely serve clients from all surrounding states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

Dog MRI scans for the back and spine have the same indications and diagnostic benefits as MRI spine studies for humans. For example, if you were having undiagnosed back pain, numbness in the limbs, difficulty walking, difficulty with spinal joint range of motion, and negative diagnostic tests such as x-ray, your healthcare provider would certainly send you for an MRI exam or scan. These are the same reasons to order an MRI for your dog with similar symptoms. An MRI can give you and your veterinarian the information to properly diagnose the problem without wasting more time and money with other types of tests and prolonging the pain and discomfort for your dog.

Some of the most common indications and reasons for ordering dog MRI scans of the spine include:

• Suspected herniated dish
• Traumatic disc injury
• Dog is dragging back legs
• Dog is holding one leg up
• Muscle atrophy in legs
• Suspected spinal cord tumor
• Any disease of the spinal cord
• Getting a clear view of the spinal anatomy before surgery
• Client peace of mind to make the best decision for your dog


At Companion MRI, our mission is to get the most accurate diagnosis for your dog in the most cost-effective way and we will work directly with you and your veterinarian to make MRI scans accessible and affordable.

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