As originally published in Today’s Veterinary Practice,” March/April 2016 (Volume 6, Number 2) Danielle Mauragis, AS, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVRUniversity of Florida Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The first 3 articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles, while the previous article and this one review a systematic pattern for scanning the abdomen. Future articles will discuss scanning principles for each abdominal organ and system, normal sonographic appearance of abdominal organs [...]
When you’re in the market for a new digital radiography system, it can be hard to parse what metrics count most. Can you define the following? DQE – Detector Quantum Efficiency MTF – Modulation Transfer Function lp/mm – line pairs per millimeter If not, you’re in the majority! Watch this quick video to learn why these numbers are important. Why choose Vetel Diagnostics? Explore many options here.
When you’re in the market for a new digital radiography system, it can be hard to parse what metrics count most. Can you define the following? DQE – Detector Quantum Efficiency MTF – Modulation Transfer Function lp/mm – line pairs per millimeter If not, you’re in the majority! Watch this quick video to learn why these numbers are important. Consider the numbers and take a look at some options that measure up. More veterinary digital radiography solutions here.
As originally published in Today’s Veterinary Practice,” March/April 2015 (Volume 5, Number 2) Julie Callahan Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM University of Pennsylvania Welcome to our newest column in Today’s Veterinary Practice—Endoscopy Essentials. Similar to our Imaging Essentials column, which addresses radiography by anatomic location, each article in this column will discuss endoscopic evaluation of a specifi c body system, reviewing indications, disease abnormalities, and proper endoscopic technique. The Endoscopy Essentials articles are archived at  Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE) is a minimally invasive procedure that can: Aid [...]
Endoscopy Essentials: Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Series. Part 1: Overview of Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopywp-admin
As originally published in Today’s Veterinary Practice,” July/August 2016 (Volume 6, Number 4) Patrick S. Moyle, DVM, and Alex Gallagher, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM University of Florida Welcome to Endoscopy Essentials, a column that discusses endoscopic evaluation of specific body systems, reviewing indications, disease abnormalities, and proper endoscopic techniques. Visit tvpjournal.com to read the first three Endoscopy Essentials articles: Overview of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (November/December 2014) Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Techniques (March/April 2015) Endoscopic Foreign Body Retrieval (November/December 2015). Lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic technique that allows the clinician [...]
Dental Radiography Series: Interpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs & Cats, Part 2: Normal Variations and Abnormal Findingswp-admin
As originally published in Today’s Veterinary Practice,” May/June 2017 (Volume 7, Number 3) Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, and Nadine Fiani, BVSc, DAVD, Cornell University As described in Part 1, Principles & Normal Findings” (January/February 2017), dental radiography in dogs and cats constitutes an essential component of a comprehensive diagnostic plan.1-4 Part 1 also described appropriate mounting and display of radiographic films/plates for reviewing purposes, explained a recommended workflow to review radiographs and record findings, and presented radiographic examples of normal relevant structures. This [...]
Dental Radiography Series: Interpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs & Cats, Part 1: Principles & Normal Findingswp-admin
As originally published in “Today’s Veterinary Practice,” January/February 2017 (Volume 7, Number 1) Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, and Nadine Fiani, BVSc, DAVDC, Cornell University Dental radiography is considered part of the standard of care for dogs and cats undergoing dental intervention.1,2 Radiographs are essential for identifying and documenting the nature and severity of dental disorders and conditions.3-5 Dental radiographs often reveal relevant clinical information that would be missed based solely on an oral examination (ie, visual examination and periodontal probing), underscoring the critical [...]
As originally published in “Today’s Veterinary Practice,” May/June 2015 (Volume 5, Number 3) Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties, San Diego, California The knowledge gained from dental radiographs not only improves patient care, it increases client compliance with treatment recommendations. Most important, the information gained via these radiographs speeds dental procedures and decreases complications. This article is the first in a 3-part series on dental radiology, which will discuss: The importance of dental radiography Dental radiography techniques Interpretation of dental [...]
What affects image quality in flat panel detectors? 1. Pixel Pitch Optimize the pixel pitch! (Remember, Pixel pitch describes the diameter of round pixels or the distance between dots <pixels> on a display screen. In digital radiography, the optimum pixel pitch is between 100-150 microns). A pixel pitch that is too small will give you blurred edge detail in the image anatomy, and also require a higher dose x-rays. A pixel pitch that is too high will produce a grainy image with poor spatial resolution [...]
5 Tips for Great X-rays by Dr. Wallace Liberman of Panorama Equine in Redding, California. You must be a good radiographer. Do not assume that digital radiography will automatically help you shoot better radiographs. Learn the art and practice! Post processing of the image will not always improve the image to what it should be. Thoroughly learn the system’s robust software to maximize the quality of the image. The ability to manipulate the image can help discern soft tissue problems or radio density [...]