Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Veterinary Specialists of Connecticut has an in-house MRI facility with Companion MRI. Unlike people, animals need to undergo anesthesia during an MRI. This is to ensure the animal is perfectly still throughout the exam, since any motion can produce blurred or unclear images. While the MRI itself is entirely safe for animals, anesthesia may pose some risks, particularly for animals with pre-existing medical conditions. Specially trained veterinary and imaging personnel monitor patients throughout the course of the MRI procedure. An MRI can identify the nature and extent of your pet’s medical problem, giving you more peace of mind and allowing your veterinarian to treat your pet quickly and effectively
Ken Glatt R.T. (R) (MR)
Ken is a human board-certified and licensed Radiologic Technologist in both Radiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He is cross-trained and specializes in Veterinary MRI and diagnostic imaging. Ken earned his degree in Radiologic Science at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island in 1999, where he received highest honors in clinical practice. After graduation, Ken spent several years working at outpatient clinics and hospitals in New York City and throughout Connecticut. He earned his advanced board certification in MRI in 2002. Ken has been the MRI Director at Companion MRI located at Veterinary Specialists of CT since its inception in 2008. He has also been on staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center since 2008 and teaches Veterinary MRI to veterinarians, specialists, and technicians throughout the United States. With Ken’s extensive background in diagnostic imaging, he has been instrumental in expanding the use of Veterinary MRI to address not only neurological concerns but also orthopedic, chest, abdominal, pelvic, and vascular problems.