Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has signed a contract with the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center (LVVSC) for installation of a PetVet 1.5T veterinary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

First of its kind in US – the PetVet 1.5T MRI system. Image © R.Scott/SCVetSpecialists

The new system will be the first of its kind in North America and is scheduled for delivery and installation in summer of this year. Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging developed the high-field (1.5 tesla) MRI system specifically for use in companion animals.

“The entire PetVet system was designed for veterinary use,” said Dana Gietzen from LVVSC. “As a result, the PetVet offers advanced image capability and allows us to make more accurate diagnoses. These are the best MRI images I have ever seen with a 1.5 tesla magnet. I contribute this to the veterinary-specific coils.”

PetVet is the first veterinary MRI system with coils specifically designed for a dog’s anatomy, improving image quality and allowing vets to investigate challenging anatomical areas more easily.

Dean Penniman
, LVVSC hospital administrator, added: “The PetVet MRI system will allow us to scan the patient in our building, making the entire process more hands-on and efficient.

“Plus, because the PetVet has an on-board radio frequency (RF) shield we don’t need to build an RF-shielded room, which is a large capital investment.”

For more information about PetVet MRI or Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging, visit www.hallmarq.net

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