Due to exceptional detail of both the soft and bony tissues, standing MRI exams result in an immediate, accurate diagnosis in more than 90% of cases -- reducing recovery time and risk of further injury. And compared to conventional MRI exams, standing MRI exams are performed without the associated risks of general anesthesia.

“Standing MRI’s are a safer and less expensive MRI option for horsemen. This technology, in partnership with Hallmarq MRI, is currently available at Oklahoma Equine Hospital. MRI’s can identify soft tissue injuries in the feet and high suspensory — injuries which are not identifiable any other way. This allows pin point regenerative medicine therapies allowing the horse to return competition in a short period of time. Because the MRI process is done standing there is no risk to the horse of an anesthetic death or injury in the recovery room.”
— Joe Carter, DVM