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Dec 01, 2006
Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine (DICOM), a set of comprehensive communication standards, was developed to promote interoperability of digital imaging devices in human medicine.
Dec 01, 2006
Digital radiography is gaining popularity in veterinary medicine because it offers several advantages over traditional film-based radiography, including improved imaging latitude, fewer retakes, access to teleradiology, and improved patient care through better image quality.
Dec 01, 2006
One of the first steps in switching to digital radiography is deciding which type of system to purchase.
Dec 01, 2006
Since digital radiography displays radiographs on computer monitors rather than as hard copies (film), an integral component of any digital radiography unit is the image display.
Dec 01, 2006
Digital radiography is a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Some would even say it is the latest craze. Considering that digital radiography and a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) will initially cost a practice between $50,000 and $150,000, switching from film to digital images is not a decision to be taken lightly.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2006
This virus is transmitted directly dog-to-dog. In fact, it is the first time that influenza has demonstrated efficient horizontal dog-to-dog transmission.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2006
Neurologic diseases are relatively common in companion rabbits and are being identified more frequently because of owners' greater interest in providing better healthcare to their pets, better-trained veterinarians, and improved diagnostic aids.
Nov 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Phosphatemia management in the treatment of chronic kidney disease.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2006
Canine distemper is a debilitating, persistent infection of the nervous system, caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA virus that belongs to the family of Paramixovirid?, Morbillivirus genus.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
More than a year in the making, the 2006 American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel Report is scheduled for publication in the Nov. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
When calculating or using conversion charts, it is important to note that the weight used is in grams or kilograms (depending on the formula or conversion chart), not pounds.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
Pimobendan, a benzimidazole-pyridazinone drug, is classified as an inodilator because of its nonsympathomimetic, nonglycoside positive inotropic (through myocardial calcium sensitization) and vasodilator properties.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
Diagnosing transitional cell carcinoma can be a difficult clinical challenge. Clinical signs (pollakiuria, dysuria, stranguria, and hematuria) are nonspecific, and differential diagnoses include granulomatous cystitis, other neoplastic diseases (lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma), a persistent or recurrent urinary tract infection, and urinary calculi—the latter two of which may occur concurrently with transitional cell carcinoma.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
Using capnography or a capnometer to determine end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2) is a simple, practical, and noninvasive way to monitor patient ventilation during anesthesia.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2006
Lactated Ringer's solution isn't always the safest choice for fluid therapy. In fact, administering the right fluid, whether a crystalloid, a colloid, or both, is essential to ensuring a correct fluid balance without causing adverse effects that can worsen a patient's condition. This article will help you assess each patient's status and choose the best fluid therapy option.