TitleAbdominal Imaging in Small Ruminants: Liver, Spleen, Gastrointestinal Tract, and Lymph Nodes.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsStieger-Vanegas, SM, McKenzie, EC
JournalVet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract
Date Published2021 Mar

Ultrasonography and radiography are the most frequently used imaging techniques to evaluate abdominal pathology in domestic animals. Ultrasonography can often achieve a diagnosis in small ruminants, with ease of use and virtually no contraindications. Radiography also provides a relatively comprehensive overview, but reduced penetration of the abdomen in larger animals and summation of abdominal organs can limit its diagnostic value. Computed tomography is a newer imaging modality that provides summation-free imaging but can have limited availability and financial restrictions.

Alternate JournalVet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract
PubMed ID33541702