Martha Moon Larsen, DVM, MS, DACVR
Ultrasound of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has become an increasingly popular and useful diagnostic procedure for evaluation of gastric and intestinal disease.
Thoracic radiographs should initially be evaluated for positioning, technique (exposure factors), and the presence of any artifacts that might affect interpretation.
Pancreatitis is a common consideration in dogs and in an increasing number of cats presented for vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, or abdominal pain.
Radiographic interpretation of pulmonary disease is a critical part of veterinary diagnostics, but can be one of the more intimidating areas of radiographic evaluation.
Evaluation of the mediastinum and pleural space is difficult on physical examination, due to the relative inaccessibility of these anatomical areas.