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The ultrasonographic appearance and location of the canine pancreas have been described, but neither the size of the pancreas nor the presence of the pancreatic duct has been adequately assessed. 1–4 Acute pancreatitis in dogs is a common disease

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pressure may be needed, and respiration-related motion artifacts may be exaggerated in the kidneys compared to those in the superficial organs during the SWE examination. 12 , 15 The pancreas is located adjacent to the stomach and the cranial aspect of the

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pancreas in dogs. The maximum slope method is a compartmental analytic method used for quantification of CT perfusion. 1,4 This mathematical modeling technique obtains time-attenuation data from arterial input and estimates perfusion from the maximum

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Pancreatitis appears to be a common disease in cats, 1–3 yet antemortem diagnosis remains challenging because of vague clinical signs and nonspecific changes in CBC and serum biochemical analysis results. 4 At present, feline pancreas

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pancreas in a patient with clinical criteria suggestive of pancreatitis does not preclude a diagnosis. Pancreatitis can have an unpredictable course, and prognosis is difficult to ascertain. 4 Pancreatic neoplasia can also have a similar appearance, making

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, equipment, and patient compliance dependent; however, it permits the detection of concurrent nonpancreatic disorders, screening for underlying causes of pancreatitis and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of the pancreas and

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diagnostic images than SHM does, few reports exist of direct evaluation of the signal intensity, image quality, and detectability of different contrast agents used at different MI settings. Perfusion of the pancreas is important in many pathological

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correlate poorly with short-term prognosis, although marked elevations of pancreas-specific lipase activity have been associated with increased disease severity and worse outcome. 9 – 13 Recently, 2 scoring systems, namely the Canine Acute Pancreatitis

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is aided by a point-of-care semiquantitative test that measures serum concentration of pancreas-specific lipase (SNAP cPL test kit; Idexx Laboratories Inc) and was developed to screen patients at the time of initial presentation. Results of the SNAP

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human medicine as a new method for detecting focal changes in perfusion of several abdominal organs, including liver, spleen, kidneys, and pancreas. 5,6 It is also used in detecting pathological changes affecting large vessels 7 and in diagnosing

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