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Small Animal Pelvic Radiography

This is the third article in our Imaging Essentials series—a series focused on providing critical information on radiography of the dog and cat. Read the first two articles, Small Animal Thoracic Radiography (September/October 2011) and Small Animal Abdominal Radiography (November/December 2011), at todaysveterinarypractice.com. The purpose of this article is to review the three basic components …

The Importance of Dental Radiology

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Dental radiology is fast becoming the standard of care in veterinary dentistry because it is crucial for proper patient care. This is the second article in our Practical Dentistry series, which is presenting different aspects of veterinary dental care and how it can provide best medicine for …

Small Animal Abdominal Radiography

This is the second article in our Imaging Essentials series–a series focused on providing critical information on radiographic positions and techniques. This article will review the 3 components of creating repeatable, high-quality abdominal radiographs of the dog and cat. These components include: Adequate technique Proper positioning Quality control of the final images. ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE …

Small Animal Thoracic Radiography

This article is the first in a series of articles that will discuss various radiographic positions and techniques. The veterinary technician plays a critical role in the development and maintenance of a radiographic program at a veterinary practice. Thus, it is the responsibility of the technician to be familiar with the basics of: Anatomy and …

Collection of Commentaries on Recent Veterinary & Medical Literature

OPHTHALMOLOGY Canine Conjunctival Mast Cell Tumors: A Retrospective Study Fife M, Blocker T, Fife T, et al. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2011; 14(3):153-160. The canine eye seems to be a privileged site for protection from metastasis when it comes to some usually aggressive tumors, such as melanoma, hemangiosarcoma, and conjunctival mast cell tumors (MCTs), which was confirmed in …

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography for Characterization of Liver Nodules

Benign and malignant liver lesions can be identified by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography.

  Cintia R. Oliveira, DVM, MS; Nathalie Rademacher, DrMedVet, Diplomate ECVDI & ACVR; and Lorrie Gaschen, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVDI Detection and characterization of liver tumors represents a diagnostic imaging challenge in both human and veterinary medicine. Routine gray-scale B-mode ultrasonography is sensitive for detecting focal disease in the liver but is nonspecific. It is …