MRI for Pets to Diagnose all Types of Common Problems

Companion MRI is the only dedicated, full time Veterinary MRI for Pets imaging center located in West Hartford, Connecticut in Central Connecticut and Hartford County. We frequently serve clients from New England and surrounding states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

MRI for Pets is used for many common problems and symptoms and it has the same indications and diagnostic benefits as MRI scans for humans. For example, if you were having undiagnosed pain, headaches, seizures, abdominal pain, palpable masses, trauma, or spinal pain and negative diagnostic tests such as with x-ray, ultrasound, and blood tests, your healthcare provider would order an MRI exam or scan. These are the same reasons to order an MRI for your pets with similar symptoms. An MRI can give you and your veterinarian the information to properly diagnose the problem without spending more time and money with other types of tests and prolonging the pain and discomfort for your pets. It will also allow you to make an informed and humane decision about the best course of treatment.

Some of the most common indications and reasons for ordering MRI for Pets include:

• Seizures
• Suspected Brain tumor
• Meningioma
• Nasal masses
• Sudden behavioral changes
• Circling, walking into objects.
• New or chronic bloody nose
• Chronic nasal discharge
• Salivary gland tumor
• Pituitary tumor
• Sudden visual loss or suspected tumor around or behind the eye
• Head trauma
• Hearing loss or suspected tumor in the ear
• Foreign body
• Herniated dish
• Traumatic disc injury
• Pet dragging back legs
• Pet is holding one leg up
• Muscle atrophy in legs
• Spinal cord tumor
• Any disease of the spinal cord
• Chest masses
• Soft tissue abnormalities
• Pelvic tumors
• Bladder tumors
• Prostate tumors
• Suspected abdominal tumors
• For surgical approach and to define borders of area in question
• Suspected shoulder tears
• Elbow injuries
• Knee injuries
• Bony tumors
• Getting a clear view of the brain or head anatomy before surgery
• Client peace of mind to make the best decision for your cat


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

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