MRI Tips for the Veterinary Technician

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Here are a few tips to improve your brain studies.

  • Area of study must be positioned in the center of the coil
  • Animal must be close to the coil surface to maximize signal to noise
  • Remember the olfactory bulbs! Transverse images should start in the ethmoturbinates and progress caudally to the first cervical segment
  • Transverse planes should be perpendicular to the hard palate
  • Images in the sagittal and dorsal planes should be perpendicular to the transverse planes
  • There should always be a mid-sagittal image and not just a bunch of parasagittals that make up a sagittal study
  • Human head coils will work for medium and large breed dogs, but need smaller coils for cats and toy breed dogs

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