AnimalScan, the first Lehigh Valley-based MRI scanning facility for pets, has opened at 2026 Lehigh St., Easton, PA. The facility enables veterinarians to quickly and easily diagnose pets using advanced MRI imaging technology.
Diagnostic MRI centers for pets are a recent and growing trend in the United States. Rather than invasive surgery that requires a significant recovery time, pet owners can utilize MRI to help veterinarians quickly and painlessly diagnose specific conditions and treat them accordingly.
MRI, which uses high-power magnets to produce internal images of soft tissue, can be used to diagnose cancer, brain and spine problems, joint issues, and other conditions. AnimalScan uses the same state-of-the-art MRI equipment found in hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide. Pets require a general anesthetic to complete the procedure. Depending on the condition, a single scan can last from 30 to 90 minutes.
A staff of trained veterinarians and certified radiologists oversee each scan and work directly with outside veterinarians to interpret the MRI image and arrive at a diagnosis.
For more information, visit AnimalScan.org or call 877-VET-MRIS (877-838-6747).