Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the Gold Standard for imaging the spine and brain. At Safari we use a human MRI system that is rented “Afterhours” for pet use. We have pet specific protocols and settings of the machine that have been developed over the past 10 years that ensures optimal images. The pet is first placed under general anesthesia and then a coil is placed around the area to be imaged, then the pet is placed inside the magnet.