Imaging | Veterinary Medicine

Imaging

May 01, 2011
We often have patients present to us for coughing. Our job is to determine if it is heart disease or pulmonary disease.
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
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
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
Initially it is important to be able to identify radiographic signs of cardiac chamber enlargement. The left atrium on the lateral view when enlarged causes a change in shape of the dorsocadual aspect of the cardiac silhouette.
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
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.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 26, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
The key to examining a thyroid mass by ultrasonography.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 19, 2011
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A useful protocol for identifying orthopedic lesions.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 15, 2011
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The best diagnostic plan for feline odonotoclastic resorptive lesions.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 11, 2011
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Find out how to predict gallbladder rupture in dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 21, 2011
WVC clinical speaker discusses how to interpret radiographs quickly and accurately in critical patients.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2011
Chronic vomiting is a common presenting complaint from owners of dogs evaluated at both primary hospitals and referral institutions.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2011
When medical management is no longer adequate, patients with tracheal collapse need more aggressive surgical intervention.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 23, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
How to evaluate overexposed areas of a radiograph.