Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cholangiography using 64-multi-detector row computed tomography in the normal dog
by Miller, Jennifer Wooley, M.S., Mississippi State University, 2014, 96; 1554982
Abstract (Summary)

Hepatobiliary disease can sometimes be difficult to diagnosis due to non-specific clinical signs, and diagnostic imaging is a vital tool in diagnosing these diseases. Multi-slice computed tomographic cholangiography (MSCTC) is a non-invasive way to obtain high quality images of the hepatobiliary system. Our objectives were to determine the best technique for performing MSCTC in normal dogs with regards to contrast agent, dose, and optimal time to imaging. Our test subjects included eight normal adult hounds. Four dogs were administered Cholografin and the other four Biliscopin. Two dose groups were established with four dogs receiving 0.5mL/kg and four receiving 1 mL/kg. Our results demonstrated that MSCTC is feasible in normal dogs and produces high quality images of the hepatobiliary system. The contrast agent Biliscopin at the higher dose subjectively produced the best quality images. The optimal time to image patients following contrast administration varied between contrast agents (15-60 minutes).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brinkman-Ferguson, Erin L.
Commitee: Archer, Todd M., Linford, Robert L., Mackin, Andrew J.
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Veterinary Medicine
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Veterinary services
Keywords: Bile duct, Cholangiography, Dog, Hepatobiliary, Multi-slice
Publication Number: 1554982
ISBN: 978-1-303-86508-4
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