Here are some videos of equine MRI. Scroll down for clips of horses being scanned in non-standing systems.
On this page we've collected a few links to different videos about equine MRI.
There are two main types of MRI system - "high field" and "low field", each using a different type of magnet.
The Hallmarq standing equine MRI uses the low field type of magnet, installed so that the horse is scanned while standing up. Watch a video showing how it works here ...
Anasager Dyrehospital in Denmark has produced a series of videos in Danish. Watch the MRI video here and click through to their YouTube channel for more videos on X-Ray, ultrasound and other lameness diagnosis techniques.
Horse Center Clinica Veterinaria, our first site in South America, have produced this Portuguese video about their clinic in Rio. Look out for a few cameos from the Hallmarq team!
Dr Kent Allen of Virginia Equine Imaging discusses several lameness diagnosis tools in his talk from May 2012 at TheHorse.com. The talk itself is over an hour, but you'll find the MRI case studies in the first 20 minutes.
High field magnets are of the more usual tubular shape so the horse has to be anesthetised to fit in the magnet. See a video (Michigan State Veterinary Medical Hospital) here ...
And another (Vienna) here ...
One provider of high field MR moves the anesthetised horse into a trailer to be scanned. See a video here ...
Hallmarq has produced a series of short educational videos aimed at veterinians. These videos are extracts from a talk given by Sarah Powell to local vets at the opening of the Standing Equine MRI at Rainbow Equine Hospital Yorkshire.
For the press release announcing this video series, please click here (PDF).
Part 1 introduces Equine MRI and tries to establish what our end goal is when using this modality.
Part 2 is about which cases will and won't benefit from Standing MRI.
Part 3 outlines best practice for getting the most out of your Hallmarq system. Essential viewing for any system operator!
Part 4 discusses common injuries to the Navicular and Pedal bones, and how we can use MRI to visualise these.
Part 5 is all about how Standing MRI can be utilised to image the coffin joint's articular cartilage, and when to consider cartilage degeneration in your differential diagnosis.
Many injuries to the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon occur where it passes over the navicular bone before attaching deep within the foot. This region is only visible via MRI, which is why it has become the gold standard for these injuries (as well as many others). Hear how Sarah Powell diagnoses, monitors and manages these cases in this video.
Video 7 focuses on the collateral ligaments of the foot. These are hard to image due to their location in the foot, and hard to interpret since even healthy ones vary widely in size and appearance. Sarah examines the reasons for and against considering the collateral ligaments in your investigation and talks about the diagnosis and treatment of their injuries.
There will be horses for whom MRI is not an option, but these patients can still benefit from knowledge gained from comparing MRI scans to radiographs. Watch the 8th video here.
The final video looks at what we can hope to achieve with Standing MRI in the future, as well as the aspects of care which will still remain essential.