Standing MRI: Use in Diagnosing Equine Lameness
Your veterinarian already has the ability to localize subtle lameness in your horses: tools to perform effective diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocking, digital radiographs (X rays), and ultrasound. So why bother considering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well?
Just as physicians use MRI to evaluate human athletes for injury, veterinarians can use it to closely examine an area of concern on a horse and gather invaluable information about injuries that is unobtainable with any other technique or technology.
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