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Radiology/Imaging

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography,Part 2: A Tour of the Abdomen

A systematic pattern for scanning the abdomen is an important aspect of any abdominal ultrasound (US) examination. In approaching abdominal ultrasonography, the practitioner should identify the questions the scan needs to answer; however, a negative US scan does not rule out disease.

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography, Part 1: A Tour of the Abdomen

Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The first 3 articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles, while this article and the next will review a systematic pattern for scanning the abdomen. Future articles will discuss scanning principles and normal sonographic appearance of abdominal organs and systems as well as …

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Techniques, Part 2

Julie Callahan Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM University of Pennsylvania Welcome to our newest column in Today’s Veterinary Practice—Endoscopy Essentials. Similar to our Imaging Essentials column, which addresses radiography by anatomic location, each article in this column will discuss endoscopic evaluation of a specifi c body system, reviewing indications, disease abnormalities, and proper endoscopic technique. The …

Reptile Radiography

Radiography of reptile patients is routinely used for evaluation of traumatic injuries and the gastrointestinal and reproductive tracts. A reptile radiography study typically includes lateral and dorsoventral views. Additional collimated views of areas of interest are obtained in specific species. For example, in turtles and tortoises, a craniocaudal view is added to complete the study. …

Overview of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Julie Callahan Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM Welcome to our newest column in Today’s Veterinary Practice—Endoscopy Essentials. Similar to the approach of our Imaging Essentials column, which addresses imaging by anatomic location, each article in this column will discuss endoscopic evaluation of a specific body system, reviewing indications, disease abnormalities, and proper endoscopic technique. Endoscopy Essentials articles …

Avian Radiography

Radiography of the avian patient is an essential diagnostic tool that assists with evaluation of a variety of disorders. Appropriate patient positioning and radiographic technique are vital for proper radiographic assessment. Improper positioning and/or radiographic technique can underestimate or overestimate potential lesions. SPECIES SPECIFICS Technique Due to the small size of many bird species, whole body …

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