MRI Scanner – University of Bristol

The University of Bristol’s acadmics, staff, students and community would like to sincerely thank the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust for their generous donation which supported the School of Veterinary Science to purchase a standing MRI scanner for the Equine Centre. With only one other clinic in the South West that offers MRI, the new scanner has a direct benefit to animals refereed to Langford for the diagnosis of lower limb lameness. With a full complement of state of the art diagnostic imaging tools, we can deliver a truly top class clinical service by improving diagnosis, delivering more targeted treatment and management regimens directed at reducing pain and suffering.

Horse MRI Scanner Langford, University of Bristol

Horse MRI Scanner Langford, University of Bristol

This will directly improve the welfare of the wider horse by providing better training for the next generation of veterinary students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – in the diagnosis of lower limb lameness. Students will acquire specific knowledge and skills in the use of standing MRI for lameness diagnosis and the scanner will attract an increased and more diverse lameness caseload for them to learn from.  The new equipment will enable Bristol to run residency programmes in equine imagery and thus train more equine specialists.  Furthermore, because the MRI will be embedded in an academic environment it will address important unanswered questions in equine orthopaedics.

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