Teaching veterinary anatomy
Standing MRI of the equine foot. Sagittal view,
Scintigraphy: Is a diagnostic test in which a two-dimensional picture of a body radia- tion source is obtained through the use of radioisotopes.
Nuclear scintigraphy is classified as a me- tabolic imaging modality, because it relies on the inherent living properties of the tis- sue to produce an image .
A bone seeking agent, usually methylene diphosphonate (MDP), is labeled with a radioactive compound (technetium 99m) to produce a radiopharmaceutical .
This is injected intravenously; then, imag- ing commences
Planar thyroid scintigraphy of a hyperthyroid dog with a hyperfunctional thyroid carcinoma at pres- entation (a), post operatively (b) and after ablative radioiodine therapy (c).
J. vet. anat.
( 7 ) Endoscopy
Endoscopy is a technique that allows examination of an area of the body by means of an endoscope, a tube-like instrument with lenses and a light source attached. The endoscope provides visual examination of the interior of the body through a natural body opening such as the throat or through a small incision into the body.
( 8 ) X-ray Stereo Fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X- ray to produce real-time or “live” images of organs and anatomical structure motion.
Fluoroscopy is primarily used in barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract and in IV contrast studies of the urinary tract and the arterial system.
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