The In-House Dedicated Vet MRI

MRI is recognized throughout the veterinary community as the cutting edge method to diagnose soft tissue disease and refine patient care.  Until recently the challenge for veterinarians has always been the high cost of purchasing a unit and the physical requirements of installation and maintenance.  Universal Medical Systems (UMS), with over 20 years of veterinary imaging experience, can help you achieve your dream of providing this valuable service to your clients through our low-risk rental program.

UMS will provide and install the Vet-MR® unit and shielding cage, conduct advanced veterinary training for your staff members and provide follow-up applications support. A full service maintenance program and on-going software upgrades are also included in our new rental program.  We have a staff of highly qualified veterinary radiologists and neurologists using the same scanner available for consult and interpretation.

The Vet-MR family of scanners is the only dedicated veterinary imagers designed and built for veterinarians. The unit can be installed in a much smaller area than a standard MRI and requires only 110 volt power. 

Through the use of specially developed coils for veterinary applications, image quality is outstanding.

Under the UMS rental program you will pay $25,000 for the installation, training, and maintenance of the MRI scanner.  In addition, there will be a $495 per study fee paid to UMS.  You will be able to set up your own fee schedule for the MRI study and anesthesia.  The Breakeven Analysis found on this website will allow you to see how this can become a reality in your clinic.

Under the rental agreement, there is no required minimum number of scans and you can remove the unit at any time if you are not happy.


WhyWhy choose UMS for your MRI?

MRI is making its mark in veterinary medicine.  Clinically, it has been shown to reduce the invasiveness of surgery as well as the time of the surgical procedure.  It can often give your clients the answers they need to make decisions concerning their family members.  Offering MRI as a diagnostic tool will set your clinic apart from the rest.  UMS has set itself apart from the rest by offering the only dedicated veterinary MRI scanner on the market. 

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DetailsWhat are the details of the rental program?

Universal Medical Systems has been a market leader in veterinary imaging technology. UMS would like to expand its network to include clinics looking to move into the 21st century by offering their clients the best diagnostic care available. We have the proven expertise with hundreds of installations to manage the technical details. A newly designed rental agreement helps to introduce the technology to your staff.

UMS will rent you one of our dedicated Vet MR systems including the installation of the scanner, train your staff on-site, maintain, repair and upgrade the system. Your responsibilities include: a $25,000 non-refundable down payment; site preparation including electrical, HVAC or other construction considerations; equipment needed for monitoring and general care of the patients; and a $495 fee paid to UMS for every MRI scan done on a patient.

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Image QualityWhat about the image quality on the MRI?

Many scientists, engineers and veterinarians have spent untold hours developing the scanner, hardware, software, coils and sequences for this dedicated veterinary MR unit. Years of development have been invested to provide the best possible images. With our expert world-wide team we strive to provide outstanding service for installation, training and maintenance, so every clinician will have the best images possible at hand to use in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients.

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Can I really ?Can I really get out of this rental at any time?

Yes!  UMS wants to partner with veterinarians to promote the use of MRI in veterinary medicine.  If the outcome is not beneficial to all parties there are provisions in the formal contract specific to dissolution of the rental agreement.  Please refer to the formal contract for specific details.

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