New Bolton Center now offers a new MRI system designed specifically for obtaining high-quality images in horses.
The O-Scan is a high-resolution MRI system for diagnostic imaging using a low-field magnet. The MRI is capable of imaging extremities, from the foot to the hock (tarsus) or knee (carpus). The system, manufactured by Esaote, can also be used for other large animals.
The MRI is used primarily for soft-tissue injuries associated with lameness, but detects bone injury as well. It provides functional (inflammatory) information, in addition to anatomic data.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. MRI provides additional information beyond radiography, computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound.
This new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005.
All images will be reviewed by the clinician on the case, as well as a board-certified radiologist, with reports available within 48 hours.
The following studies will be available:
- Foot, Bilateral feet
- The single-foot imaging includes a limited study of the opposite foot or a limited study of the pastern
- Proximal suspensory, Bilateral suspensory
- Proximal suspensory includes a limited study of the opposite suspensory
- Fetlock, Bilateral fetlock
- Carpus, Bilateral carpus
- Tarsus, Bilateral tarsus
The cost includes a two-night stay at New Bolton Center, general anesthesia, the MRI scan, a report by a board-certified radiologist, and analysis, as well as all other associated supply costs. The comprehensive cost of an MRI exam will be $2,800 for the foot (includes a mandatory metal check) and $2,700 for any other single body part. For bilateral body parts, the estimate is $4,000.
Appointments are available Tuesday through Thursday, and can be made through the Surgery or Sports Medicine by contacting Cindy Stafford (610-925-6125) or Karen Kohlmorgen (610-925-6140), or Jackie Seila (610-925-6490).
Contact Dr. David Levine at 610-925-6125 or email@example.com.