Imaging

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
Interventional radiology involves the use of imaging modalities such as fluoroscopy or ultrasonography to gain access to different structures in order to deliver materials for therapeutic purposes. The use of interventional techniques in veterinary patients offers a number of advantages compared to more traditional therapies.
May 01, 2011
If the radiographic image is of diagnostic quality, you are able to perceive objects/structures because of their atomic composition and the state of the matter in those objects/structures.The terms used to compare objects of different darkness or whiteness are radiolucent (dark, less opaque) and radiopaque (white, more opaque).
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
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.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2011
Our newest expert Dr. Tasha Axam delivers her thoughts on esophageal imaging.
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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
By dvm360.com staff
A useful protocol for identifying orthopedic lesions.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 15, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
The best diagnostic plan for feline odonotoclastic resorptive lesions.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 11, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2010
Ultrasound examinations are becoming routine standard of care in veterinary medicine. Due to the non-invasive nature of the modality, the general affordability of the hardware and the growing amount of continuing education to train general practitioners and veterinary technicians on the technical aspects of scanning, ultrasound is becoming the modality of choice, especially when examining the abdomen.