The CHUV is the only veterinary institution in Quebec to own a high field (1.5 Tesla) magnetic resonance imaging machine. This imaging modality does not use x-ray radiation. The advantage of a high magnetic field is that it obtains a better signal from tissues in a shorter time frame, allowing very detailed images of organs, particularly the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots, structures within the joints and blood vessels. Brain tumors, disk herniation and meniscal injuries are more easily diagnosed in dogs and cats as well as tendinous injuries in horses.

A multitude of applications are possible and our team of imaging specialists and specialised imaging technologists is continuously involved in the development of new approaches and procedures.