Imaging Essentials: Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography – A Tour of the Abdomen: Part 2

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 [...]

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Vetel Diagnostics Artificially Intelligent Software Provides Automatic Measurements and Reporting for Norberg Hip Angle

San Luis Obispo, California – Vetel Diagnostics and the Vetel Group of companies continues to develop new diagnostic software for the technological advancement of veterinarians everywhere. Exclusively from Vetel comes the automatic measurement and reporting of the canine Norberg Hip Angle (NHA). The NHA is the angle between the center of the head of the femur and the edge of the acetabulum measured in canine hip joints. The measurement of this angle provides a metric of the depth of the [...]

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Never have to do a Vertebral Heart Score measurement by hand again

Vertebral Heart Score (VHS) for Companion Animals is now automated! Our canine VHS has been independently verified by Dr. Sonya Gordon and the cardiology team at Texas A&M. In this study, the VHS measurements made by human experts for over 1000 dogs were compared with the measurement made by our AI, and the average difference was 3.3% which might be considered a statistical match.   See Vertebral Heart Score mark-up in action: Our AI / Neural Network software platform is available in both a Cloud based application and also a version embedded [...]

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Numbers Matter! Know what you’re looking for in a digital radiography system

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.


Vetel Diagnostics Debuts Lumina III™ the Most Powerful Image Processing Technology to Date

  San Luis Obispo, California – Vetel Diagnostics and the Vetel Group of companies are not afraid to break barriers and improve veterinary imaging technology. The most recent innovation is the release of Lumina III™ radiographic image processing technology. Lumina III™ is the latest image processing technology used by Metron™, the image acquisition and PACS software for Vetel’s Enduro HD and Ruggedized Digital Radiography line. In previous versions, Lumina™ has always been the most modern image processing available on the market. [...]

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Vetel Diagnostics and EQ Veterinary Providing Revolutionary Treatment for Equine Musculoskeletal Conditions

San Luis Obispo, California – Vetel Diagnostics and the Vetel group of companies continue their evolution in providing the best physical therapy modalities for treating equine injuries. Partnering with EQ Veterinary, Vetel now offers low-frequency therapeutic ultrasound devices specifically designed to treat equine athletes. Vetel Diagnostics has been committed to offering the veterinary industry the most efficient and precise equipment since 1999. Providing a full range of diagnostic modalities including top-rated Digital Radiography systems, Vetel is also in the business [...]


Endoscopy Essentials: Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Techniques, Part 2

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 [...]

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Endoscopy Essentials: Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Series. Part 1: Overview of Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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 [...]


Artificial Intelligence – Why should veterinarians care?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can change the world of medicine. But how? And how will it affect the practice of veterinary medicine? Deep learning is a type of AI in sophisticated software that utilizes neural networks, sometimes referred to as bioinformatics. When applied to diagnostic imaging, deep learning works by analyzing a bank of images to “learn” parts of the anatomy and judge what is considered “normal.” The more images the computer is given, the more precise its understanding becomes. Once [...]


Press Release June 21, 2017: Vetel is Moving!

Vetel Diagnostics Outgrows Office of Eighteen Years Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Company Expands into New Location San Luis Obispo, CA –  Vetel Diagnostics, a leading veterinary diagnostic imaging company specializing in digital radiography systems, thermal imaging, ultrasound and endoscopes, has announced a move of its offices and manufacturing facilities to a new larger location just miles away from its original office of eighteen years. Now located in the technology belt of San Luis Obispo, the office on Sacramento Drive has proven to be [...]