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Hi-tech MRI-ah Carey is top of the pops for Swindon vets

As Mariah Carey makes her annual Christmas climb up the charts, a leading Wiltshire animal hospital has paid tribute to the legendary singer by naming its latest piece of hi-tech imaging kit “MRI-ah Carey”

Inspired by a social media campaign to christen the equipment, Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, which is based in Swindon and part of Linnaeus, picked the name “MRI-ah Carey” as its favourite from a long list of potential candidates including Scannie Lennox, Scandra Bullock and Princess Scan.

The 1.5T, high-field MRI scanner is a new addition to the hospital’s imaging facilities and was purchased as part of Eastcott’s major £3 million expansion, which also saw the introduction of its very own comprehensive neurology service.

Headed by leading clinicians Virginia Crespo and Alex Hamilton, Eastcott’s neurology service has grown exponentially since its launch, allowing an increasing number of patients with brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular system conditions in the area to be treated at the hospital.

These expert clinicians have used “MRI-ah Carey” and the clinic’s CT scanner, as well as electromyography, to assess the function of patients’ nerves and muscles, and their cerebrospinal fluid analysis.

The launch of the neurology unit completed the multi-million-pound extension of Eastcott’s veterinary services, which sees it now boast an industry-leading dental suite, a purpose-built emergency and critical care unit, seven operating theatres, a hi-tech medicine investigation room and new fluoroscopy equipment.

Duncan Barnes, clinical director at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, said: “The social media campaign was a fun exercise to engage with our followers and name an excellent new piece of equipment that has no doubt helped further boost the imaging facilities provided at here Eastcott.

“Our refurbished hospital and the addition of more high-quality equipment exemplifies our commitment to provide the best treatment to animals using the latest technology and equipment.

“The MRI-ah Carey is yet another milestone that is helping us deliver world-class animal healthcare.”

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals offers expert care for anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, diagnostic imaging, emergency critical care, internal medicine, laparoscopy, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial, orthopaedics, soft tissue, thoracoscopy and physiotherapy.

For more information, visit their website or search for Eastcott Veterinary Referrals on social media.

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