Diagnostic capabilities of computed tomography in the pathology of the abdominal cavity in small animals

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Computed tomography (CT) provides highly informative results as a diagnostic test used to diagnose diseases of the abdominal cavity. Correct animal's positioning and a scan examination protocol allow to obtain a number of high-quality CT images. An artificial contrast agent given by either enteral or parenteral route helps visualize more clearly local changes in the structure of tissues of the abdominal cavity on the CT image. CT can detect tiny tumor foci located within the parenchyma of abdominal organs of the animal body. CT is usually ordered for a full examination of the abdominal cavity to clarify a diagnostic in conjunction with ultrasound and radiography modalities.

I V Shurov

Russian People's Friendship University

Email: vet.clinic@agro.pfu.edu.ru
Центр биологии и ветеринарии; Российский университет дружбы народов; Russian People's Friendship University

I E Ludin

Russian People's Friendship University

Email: vet.clinic@agro.pfu.edu.ru
Центр биологии и ветеринарии; Российский университет дружбы народов; Russian People's Friendship University

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