Michelle Fabiani, DVM, DACVR, Gulf Coast Veterinary SpecialistsDiagnostic Imaging
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7 techniques for better radiographsand better patient care
A radiograph can quickly become an expensive and a dangerous waste of time (think of that X-ray exposure!) if its not showing what is needed. Here are some tips to make you a pro.
Thoracic and abdominal radiology pearls (Proceedings)
We often have patients present to us for coughing. Our job is to determine if it is heart disease or pulmonary disease.
Bone appetit: an appetizer of developmental orthopedic radiology (Proceedings)
Osteochondritis dissecans (osteochondrosis dissecans, OC, OCD) is the most common of the developmental orthopedic diseases and is caused by a sub-condral ossification defect that results in increased thickness of soft articular cartilage, thus decreased nutrient and oxygen availability (from articular fluid) and secondary mechanical failure resulting in a concave bony defect and cartilage flap formation.
Stick it to 'em! Catheters, stents, coils, ablation, embolization and other interventional techniques (Proceedings)
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.
Avoiding a short-term relationship: how to identify a broken heart (Proceedings)
Initially it is important to be able to identify radiographic signs of cardiac chamber enlargement. The left atrium on the lateral view when enlarged causes a change in shape of the dorsocadual aspect of the cardiac silhouette.
Messin' with intestines: ultrasonography of the GI tract (Proceedings)
Sonographic evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract is a routine part of the diagnostic investigation of gastrointestinal disorders. Improved visualization of the GI tract has been achieved due to technologic advances in both ultrasound machines and with the development of higher frequency transducers.
Why all the heavy breathing? Radiography of pulmonary pathology (Proceedings)
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.
Fun with radiographic contrast procedures (Proceedings)
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.
Liver or let die: ultrasonography of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases (Proceedings)
Before pathology can be discussed, the normal appearance of the liver, biliary system, and pancreas will be reviewed. Determination of liver size via US is not accurate and is best done on radiographs. Ultrasound is best performed with the animal in dorsal recumbency (on their back) and the area must be clipped free of hair.
LMNO pee: the ABCs of urinary ultrasonography (Proceedings)
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.
Digital radiology – The new imaging frontier (Proceedings)
With conventional film-screens, 49% of X-rays pass through the cassette without interaction at all; 50% interact with the phosphor layer of the screen.
It's a no brainer...magnetic resonance imaging of the nervous system (Proceedings)
The purpose of this talk is to discuss what MR can and cannot image, review the basic neurologic diseases imaged with MR, and ultimately know when to recommend MRI to your patients.
What's wrong with the ticker? (Proceedings)
When performing a complete cardiac evaluation, a minimum of two views are necessary: lateral and either VD or DV.
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.
Computed tomography and its uses in veterinary medicine (Proceedings)
Computerized axial transverse scanning was first announced in April 1972 by G.N. Hounsfield.
What in the world is in those lungs? A review of pulmonary patterns (Proceedings)
Before we can start begin to review abnormalities in the lungs lets first do a review of normal anatomy.
Interventional radiology in veterinary medicine: Now and in the future (Proceedings)
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.
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