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Teaching veterinary anatomy

X-ray image of the pelvic limbs of a dog

Micro-X-Ray Fluorescence (MXRF).

When a surface is exposed to a thin beam of x- rays, the MXRF instrument detects elements such as sodium, potassium and chlorine, which are pre- sent as salts in human sweat. Because the salts are deposited along the ridges present in a finger- print, the fluorescence can be used to assemble a digital image of a print.

The use X-Rays to ‘See’ Fingerprints (a recent method invented in April, 2005 to be used in forensic medicine)

(2) Digital Radiography

Computed Radiography Systems :

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With this equipment, digital medical images of sick or injured animals can be captured in seconds and transmitted to radiologists, veterinary specialists and other professionals for immediate diagnosis and consultation.

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(3) Ultra Sonography

What is an Ultrasound ?

Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to create images from within the body. By using these sound waves, images can be obtained of a variety of internal organs and structures. Ultrasound is utilized in studies of the major or- gans, the heart, blood vessels, and of course, in obstetrics where the unborn fetus can be ob- served.

Abnormal spleen. An irregularly shaped hypoe- choic area (arrows) is seen within the splenic pa- renchyma in a 4-yr-old horse

(4) Computer Tomography (CT)

What is Computed Tomography (CT Scan)?

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