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Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography: The Spleen

Along the visceral surface border of the spleen, the hilum is surrounded by fat, where splenic vessels can be found. The splenic portal veins can be seen originating from the splenic hilum and can be traced between the stomach and colon to a…

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 …