Imaging | Veterinary Medicine

Imaging

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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 10, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
The role thoracic radiography should play in determining the severity of lung disease in dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 07, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Tips for performing an ultrasonographic examination on cats with chronic renal disease.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 02, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Assessing organ parenchymal perfusion is a new area under investigation in our profession.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 09, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
When is liver biopsy necessary?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 03, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
How to find foxtails radiographically.
May 01, 2011
While standard radiographic and ultrasound imaging techniques are common diagnostic tools in exotic animal medicine, the use of more advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) currently appear to be underutilized for exotic patients.
May 01, 2011
Let's begin with the upper urinary tract – the kidneys and ureters. Knowing normal anatomy is of course initially necessary to perform an adequate ultrasound examination. You should always scan in two planes (sagittal and transverse). The right kidney is harder to visualize as it is located at the level of T13 and is located in the caudate fossa of the liver.
May 01, 2011
Before pathology can be discussed, the normal appearance of the liver, biliary system, and pancreas will be reviewed. Determination of liver size via US is not accurate and is best done on radiographs. Ultrasound is best performed with the animal in dorsal recumbency (on their back) and the area must be clipped free of hair.
May 01, 2011
If you make an assumption that is not supported by fact, experience, knowledge, you will eventually make a mistake.
May 01, 2011
Indications for an esophagram include regurgitation, gagging or retching, dysphagia, cough associated with eating, as well as the presence of a mediastinal, cervical, or thoracic mass. The pertinent anatomy to remember is that in the cat the caudal 1/3 of the esophagus is smooth muscle.
May 01, 2011
Radiology is like standing on the outside of the building; it allows you to see the size, shape and contour of the building; ultrasound allows you to look into each room in the building i.e. the liver room, the gallbladder room, the pancreas room, the kidney room, the urinary bladder room etc.
May 01, 2011
Initially we have to review all the normal structures on a thoracic radiograph before we can begin to discuss pathology. So a review....There are three main normal structures in the lungs: the interstitium, airways, and vessels. The interstitium is the supporting structure of the lungs.
May 01, 2011
The survey ultrasound study is primarily used to assess soft tissue composition and in some cases function (echocardiogram) as well as guide you in biopsying "soft tissue" lesions. It has limited value in assessing bone-primarily restricted to the bone surface and it has no value in evaluating gas other than letting you know gas is present.
May 01, 2011
The respiratory system extends from the tip of the nose to the diaphragm.
May 01, 2011
Radiology is like standing on the outside of the building; it allows you to see the size, shape and contour of the building; ultrasound allows you to look into each room in the building i.e. the liver room, the gallbladder room, the pancreas room, the kidney room, the urinary bladder room etc.Indications for radiographic examination