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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize detailed internal structures. MRI makes use of the property of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to image nuclei of atoms inside the body. Whew!

An MRI machine uses a powerful magnetic field to align the magnetization of atoms in the body. This information is recorded to construct an image of the scanned area of the body.

We are fortunate to live in an area that can support several groups of veterinary specialists and amazing technology like the MRI.

The photo I’ve included is Wilbur having an MRI study done. Dogs have to be completely anesthetized (have to hold still pup). We are studying his lower back as he is having issues in his back legs. Stay tuned and we’ll see more of Wilbur as he recovers.

An MRI machine