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Mobile MRI Animal Scans

As you may see, the KMG team are BIG animal lovers. Most of us have dogs and care for them as if they are our children. We are always looking to help hospitals, imaging centers, veterinarian groups with any imaging needs. KMG has recently been a part of a few different opportunities that gave house-hold pets and zoo animals a chance to receive an MRI. Needless to say it was a pretty exciting opportunity for our team provide an MRI animal scan.

Animal Scans Have Helped Our Family

Here is a personal experience with MRI animal scans. My wife and I were watching our in-laws two shelties that were less than a year old. They are very rambunctious and always wanting to play. At this time, it was a holiday weekend, and we were just letting them out to go to the bathroom before we went to the beach. All of the sudden, we hear loud yelps from the back yard and see one of the shelties, “Lokie” laying in the grass panting. He had gotten his leg caught in-between the deck posts as he ran down the stairs. Unquestionably, it was a scary moment. Loki was in so much pain so we rushed him into the vet. Thankfully, our small vet office had an MRI system. To finish the story, my wife and I spent the day thanking God that Lokie’s leg was able to be set and surgically fixed. The medical images showed only a bone break, leaving Lokie in a cast for 10 weeks.

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Getting A Mobile MRI Animal Scan?

Time Frame for the Animal Scan

The MRI animal scan usually takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the animal and the scan they are doing.

Anesthesia and Contrast

The animals are sedated with anesthesia to keep from moving. If the animal is moving around, the images will not turn out and they will have to be scanned again.  Also, they may be given contrast to enhance the image.

Reading The Image

Your veterinarian will take the image and diagnose the problem. Each situation is different, but they are usually able to provide same day information.


You are then able to receive the results and make a decision with your veterinarian on how to move forward.

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Securing a Mobile MRI or Fixed MRI?

Are you reading this and wondering how you can add MRI to your facility? Our interim and Fixed imaging pages go into great detail about the process and we have a contact form at the bottom. Our sales team at KMG will help you find the mobile MRI or CT that fits your needs and help you prepare for the arrival of the imaging system. We aim to provide a smooth transition for all of our customers as they add mobile or fixed imaging services.

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