Specs and Cost
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) System Specifications
|Current MRI specs||New MRI specs|
|Magnet field strength||1.0 T (Tesla)||1.5 T*|
|Bore size (hole size)||60 cm diameter||70 cm diameter**|
* 3.0T is available, but added cost would not give proportional value in quality.
** Clinicians will be able to scan further up a horse's leg or down a neck with the larger hole.
New MRI System Cost Breakdown
|New MRI machine and installation||$1.2 million|
|Service contract (3-5 years)||$400,000|
|Additional software packages||$300,000|
|Total cost||$2.5 million|
* Room renovations will include new shielding in the floor, ceiling, and walls. A new larger equine entry door will be installed. The new door will also contain modern shielding.