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Information for Pet Owners

Many pet owners will already be familiar with MRI and CT scanning. Both procedures have been used in human medicine for many years and are a safe and effective method of producing high quality images of the body.

These images are valuable in detecting a wide range of disease processes in animals and humans, and act as a valuable diagnostic tool.

If your pet has been referred to a Burgess scanning centre, you can relax, safe in the knowledge that the procedure is completely harmless and there are no side effects.

What is involved?

After arrival at the scanning centre, your pet will receive a full physical examination, as well as any necessary blood tests prior to the scan. In order to keep your pet still for the duration of the scan, which is usually around 30 to 60 minutes long, they will require either a sedative or a general anaesthetic.

Once comfortable, your pet will be positioned on the scan table by one of our highly experienced radiographers, who will then carry out a number of scans. This will help the veterinary surgeon to reach a diagnosis.

Normally, your pet will be ready to go home after a few hours, provided no further treatment or investigations are required on the day.

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