Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies on horses

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Kneissl S, Konar M, Bindeus T, et al.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 1999;40:208-209.

Existing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies on horses have been performed on tissue specimens.’-5 Imag- ing live horses is difficult because of the low availability of a suitable MR unit, a positioning table and a non-magnetic anaesthetic unit. We have developed a suitable table that allows us to position horses close to a low field MRI unit* (Fig. 1). The open construction and the increased pole-to- pole-distance (46 cm) of the unit allow the head, cranial parts of the neck and distal extremities to be imaged in living horses.