Neurology / MRI
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WVRC is Dedicated to Delivering the Most Advanced Diagnostic Tools Available in Veterinary Medicine, to Help Your Veterinarian Provide the Best Care for Your Pet
Neurology is the study of the nervous system.
Pets with seizure disorders, tumors of the spine and brain, Wobbler’s syndrome and other conditions involving the nervous system can be diagnosed and treated by a veterinary neurologist.
Our highly trained neurology specialist, Ashley Bensfield, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) can provide unparalleled care for your pet.
WVRC is the only private veterinary specialty practice in Wisconsin with both high field MRI and CT capabilities onsite, providing rapid, accurate diagnoses for thorough, definitive treatment of nervous system disorders.
What is MRI?
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) utilizes powerful magnets and radio waves to generate images from the hydrogen protons in the body. Unlike radiographs or CT scans, MRI’s are safe with no concern of radiation exposure.
What is High-Field MRI?
The images produced by a high-field MRI are much faster exams, with improved diagnostic quality. The difference is often very striking - broad clinical experience and many studies have demonstrated the superiority of high-field MRI over veterinary-based open MRI systems.
What Are the Indications for MRI?
MRI provides exceptional soft tissue detail, making it extremely useful in imaging the nervous system, joints, cardiovascular structures, and the abdominal organs. It is particularly useful in situations where other diagnostic tests have failed to give a diagnosis, a client is hesitant to pursue invasive procedures, or an owner needs an accurate diagnosis when making difficult decisions regarding the care of their pet.
- Seizure Disorders
- Patients with Vestibular Symptoms
- Neck or Back Pain
- Spinal Disease or Trauma
- Paresis / Ataxia
About MRI Imaging
Our Neurologist ASHLEY BENSFIELD, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) is a board-certified veterinary neurologist with special interests in complex epilepsy,intracranial neoplasia, and neurosurgery.
Our on-site MRI Technologist Amy Ostrowski is experienced in both veterinary medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We are committed to working with local veterinarians to advance the practice of veterinary medicine by offering convenient access to state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies.
Our convenient location and hours of operation allow us to image pets quickly and conveniently.
In addition to Dr Bensfield, our board-certified Anesthesiologist, JONATHAN CONGDON, DVM, DACVA and MRI Technologist Amy Ostrowski, along with our consulting veterinary radiologists are specifically trained in the application of MRI in veterinary medicine.
WVRC uses a state of the art technology, dedicated specifically for veterinary use. This enables us to provide you with high-quality diagnostic images in a timely manner.
Dependable results/Quality Images
WVRC's Diagnostic Imaging team continues to develop imaging protocols and technologies specifically for veterinary use. These efforts enable us to provide veterinarians with precise, reliable insight into the nature of a pet's problem.