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Quantification of the effect of various patient and image factors on ultrasonographic detection of select canine abdominal organs.
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PMID:  18546785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We assessed factors that affected ultrasonographic visualization of the pylorus, duodenal papilla, pancreas, adrenal glands, and jejunal and medial iliac lymph nodes in the dog. An abdominal ultrasonographic examination was performed on 100 canine patients, equally divided between two facilities. The pylorus was visible in 64% of the dogs, the major duodenal papilla in 42%, the left pancreatic lobe in 56%, the body of the pancreas in 60%, the right pancreatic lobe in 87%, the left adrenal gland in 91%, the right adrenal gland in 86%, the medial iliac lymph nodes in 54%, and the jejunal lymph nodes in 51%. The parameters that negatively influenced the visibility of these organs were the presence of air or food in the gastrointestinal tract (pancreas, duodenal papilla), age (lymph nodes), and body weight (pancreas, duodenal papilla). The parameters that positively influenced their visibility were the presence of air or food in the gastrointestinal tract (lymph nodes), body weight (lymph nodes), body condition score (right adrenal gland), and inherent image quality (left pancreatic lobe). There was a significant difference between the two institutes for the visualization of the pylorus, pancreas, and lymph nodes, which was probably related to different body positions used for scanning in each institution.
Virginie Barberet; Elke Schreurs; Nathalie Rademacher; Dagmar Nitzl; Olivier Taeymans; Luc Duchateau; Jimmy H Saunders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1058-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-12     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209635     Medline TA:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / anatomy & histology*,  ultrasonography*
Adrenal Glands / anatomy & histology,  ultrasonography
Ampulla of Vater / anatomy & histology,  ultrasonography
Dogs / anatomy & histology*
Lymph Nodes / anatomy & histology,  ultrasonography
Pylorus / anatomy & histology,  ultrasonography
Reference Values
Ultrasonography / methods,  veterinary*

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