In order to onboard a new, state-of-the-art MRI system, the Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center will be temporarilyunable to accept referrals for large animal MRIs beginning Aug. 11, 2023 until the construction is complete in early 2024. The Hospital will still be able to accept referrals for small animal MRIs. For more information, visit this page.
Highlights: MSU’s Philips MR 7700 3T MRI System
Largest scannable field-of-view with overall shortest bore length
“Together with Philips, MSU truly is pioneering clinical care and research capabilities in veterinary medicine,” says Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan, associate dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies. “It will enhance the total activity and exposure of our College across campus and the state.”
The incoming 3.0T MRI will offer researchers and clinicians higher quality scans with reduced waiting time without compromising data, as well as the ability to image subjects of various sizes and species.
“A 3 Tesla MRI is so powerful, it gives great image quality with the ability to image everything from extremely small subjects like mice to the largest subjects like horses or wild cats,” says Rebecca Linton, manager of the Hospital’s Radiology Service. “And the new artificial intelligence software—the way it plans data points and understands what it’s processing—allows the MRI to enhance your image without compromising data integrity. We’ll get better image quality in less time, which is unheard of. It’s going to be beautiful.”
In addition to being at the cutting edge of imaging technology, the new Philips MRI system has a variety of software options that will help further neurovascular, cardiac, musculoskeletal, and abdominal research.
“It’s the newest, latest, and greatest in performance, and there’s specialized research software that can take scientists to new heights in their investigations. The new Philips MR 7700 3.0T is even capable of multi-nuclear imaging,” says Linton. “There are programs that can be written into grant costs, and that could enable or enhance a multi-million-dollar study.”
Get Ready to Research
Eager to make use of MSU’s new Philips MR 7700 3T MRI System? Contact Radiology Service Manager Rebecca Linton to discuss your project and set up a VetStar account.
The new MRI purchase comes amid the launch of MSU’s Clinical Innovations Program (CLIP), the College’s re-invigorated clinical trials initiative. The new imaging system’s benefits to CLIP are already apparent.
“Our new Philips MRI will be the cherry on top of veterinary clinical research here,” says Dr. Kelley Meyers, director of MSU’s Veterinary Medical Center. “The MR 7700 3T MRI opens a lot of opportunity for animal researchers, and that’s only complemented by our other services. As a hospital, we have the experts here to sedate and anesthetize research animals, as well as to care for and recover them.”