A new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine enables clinicians in the Lois Bates Acheson Teaching Hospital to conduct sophisticated imaging of an animal’s internal organs, spinal cord, ligaments and tissues. The instrument was donated by Stan and Judy Stearns who were the honored guests at a dedication ceremony for the new facility on Friday, Sept. 23. The MRI will be used for dogs, cats, and other small animals and will assist clinicians to better diagnose and prescribe treatment.
Stan and Judy Stearns are the founders of the non-profit The Gabriel Institute whose purpose is to support research to find a cure for canine bone cancer. The Stearns also hope that the tools and knowledge developed by the institute will ultimately benefit children who are diagnosed with bone cancer.
The Gabriel Institute is named in honor of the Stearn’s beloved Saint Bernard, Gabe who was treated for bone cancer by the OSU Veterinary Hospital in 2007.