W is weight in grams and K is a species-specific constant determined by the shape of the species. 5 The use of computedtomography (CT) to determine a species specific K constant has been described in ferrets ( Mustela putorius furo ), 6 rabbits
. Computedtomography lymphangiography via intrametatarsal pad injection is feasible in cats with chylothorax . Am J Vet Res . 2021 ; 83 ( 2 ): 133 - 139 . doi: 10.2460/ajvr.21.10.0163
5. Dickerson VM , Grimes JA , Secrest SA , Wallace ML
evaluated in tortoises. 6,14,15
Computedtomography has many advantages, compared with conventional projection radiography, and is used routinely for the diagnosis of lung disease in mammalian species. The objective of the study reported here was to
irregularly margined structures, especially when small slice thickness and interval are used. 24 Consistent use of 1 method of measurement is recommended.
Evaluation of thyroid tissue in cats by use of CT has many potential uses. Computedtomography of the
Computedtomography was performed with a third-generation scanner. b The horse was premedicated with romifidine (0.08 mg/kg [0.036 mg/lb], IV), and anesthesia was induced with midazolam (0.6 mg/kg [0.27 mg/lb], IV) and ketamine (10 mg/kg [4
weights and to apply the technique to dogs with renal diseases.
CMP Corticomedullary phase
EP Excretory phase
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NP Nephrographic phase
ROI Region of interest
radiography can be helpful, numerous views are often required to make an accurate diagnosis. Moreover, interpretation of the images is difficult because rabbits have small skulls and superimposition of tooth roots and crowns occurs. 1
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a. Dormitor, Orion Corp, Espoo, Finland.
b. Eurovet Animal Health, Bladel, the Netherlands.
c. T-61, Hoechst Roussel Vet GmbH
been published. The purpose of the study reported here, therefore, was to compare accuracy of estimates of cystolith size obtained by means of plain radiography, double-contrast cystography, ultrasonography, and computedtomography.
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment in most studies.
Dynamic contrast-enhanced computedtomography (DCECT) is a functional imaging technique that allows the assessment of blood flow (BF) in the capillary network by continuous or intermittent scanning of