By Judith A. Hudson
Symptoms for radiography... concepts for larger radiographs... general anatomy... irregular opacities... roentgen indicators of belly masses... lay-flat binding for sensible use within the medical institution.
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Pyometra is the most common condition causing pathologic uterine enlargement. Remember to keep normal pregnancy in the differential list. Roentgen Signs Tortuous tubular opacities are seen in the caudoventral abdomen (Figure 4-18). Lateral View ✓ The small intestine is pushed dorsally and cranially. ✓ The colon and bladder will be separated more than usual. Ventrodorsal View ✓ Tortuous horns are less easy to recognize with the ventrodorsal view than with the lateral view. ✓ The small intestine is pushed cranially and centrally.
E. Lateral thoracic radiograph shows the presence of metastatic nodules. (Initial radiographs are courtesy of Dr. com 47 Adrenal Mass ♥ Normal adrenal glands are not visible radiographically. ✓ Most adrenal masses are too small to be visible radiographically. Roentgen Signs ✓ Mineralization of the adrenal glands could be associated with a neoplasm or with Cushing’s disease, or it may be incidental. ✓ Adrenal glands are soft tissue and are fluid opaque, so the border between an enlarged adrenal gland and the adjacent kidney may not be visible.
The mass contains some areas of mineralization and is located in the mid abdomen on the right side, dis- B placing small intestines to the left. M:mass, F:falciform fat, UB:urinary bladder, S:stomach. A. Lateral view. B. Ventrodorsal view. com Pancreatic Masses Roentgen Signs ✓ Contrast may be needed to localize the duodenum ✓ Gas may be in the duodenum. ✓ Serosal surfaces may be poorly defined, particularly if fluid is present (Figure 4-13). A) Left limb ✓ Located along the greater curvature of the stomach.
Abdominal radiology for the small animal practitioner by Judith A. Hudson