Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging (BAVI)
Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging understands that your clients demand the best possible care for their pets. We also know that when their pet is sick, you want to determine the root of the problem in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan. We are here to assist in this process. As a company, our mission is to advance the understanding of disease in companion animals through advanced imaging.
At BAVI, we operate a high-field MRI to achieve exceptional quality, multi-planar images. MRI vastly improves diagnostic yield, as well as therapeutic and surgical planning, through 3-dimensional visualization of tissue structures and associated pathology. The extent of disease can be drastically underestimated by traditional imaging. In fact, without the use of advanced imaging, many diseases can go unrecognized.
MRI Diagnostics at The Regional Veterinary Referral Center
MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, and other internal body structures. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for your pets’ medical issues.
Our Medical Director
Advanced veterinary imaging services require experience, attention to detail and expertise in specialty diagnostics. Dr. Matt Uzzle, the medical director at BAVI, has all of these attributes and more. Learn more about Dr. Uzzle.
Why Consider Advanced Imaging in Springfield
MRI provides exceptional soft tissue detail, making it extremely useful in imaging the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular structures and the abdominal organs.
MRI can be an excellent diagnostic option when:
- other diagnostic tests have failed to give a diagnosis
- a client is hesitant to pursue invasive procedures
- an owner needs an accurate diagnosis to make difficult decisions regarding the care of their pet
The Specific Uses for MRI Imaging
- Seizure patients
- Poorly coordinated gait (ataxia) and weakness (paresis)
- Poor balance (vestibular symptoms)
- Neck or back pain
- Abnormal nasal drainage or swelling
- Abdominal imaging
- Defining tumor characteristics and boundaries
Why Consider Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging?
- We Make It Easy
Your client and patient’s comfort is very important to us. They will be immediately greeted by the professional staff at BAVI. The staff and veterinarian will acquaint them with the facility and the procedure. All patients will have a full physical examination in anticipation of general anesthesia. Once the exam is completed and all of your client’s questions have been answered, your patient will be anesthetized with a protocol tailored to their needs. Full patient monitoring will be maintained, using MRI compatible monitoring equipment.
- Rapid Results
Once the imaging is complete, images will be submitted to a board-certified radiologist for review and your patient discharged once fully recovered. The radiologist’s report will be returned to you within 24 hours so you can follow up with your client regarding further treatment and care. We can also arrange for a STAT read to be performed so that results can be available at the completion of the imaging study.
- Expert Staff
Our onsite veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians, along with our consulting veterinary radiologists, are thoroughly trained in the application of MRI specifically for veterinary medicine.
- Cutting-edge Technology
We use a high-field magnet, customized exclusively for veterinary use. This enables us to provide you with high-quality diagnostic images and reports in a timely manner.
- Dependable Results & Quality Images
Our team continues to develop imaging protocols and technologies specifically for veterinary use. These efforts enable us to provide you with precise and reliable insight into the nature your patient’s presenting problem.