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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2001

Authors: Gumpenberger, M; Scope, A

Title: Diagnostik abdominaler Erkrankungen beim Vogel mit Hilfe der kombinierten Röntgen- und Ultraschalluntersuchung.

Source: Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift (88) 129-138.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Gumpenberger Michaela
Scope Alexandra

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Diagnostic Imaging
University Clinic for Poultry and Fish Medicine


Project(s): Abdominal sonography in birds


Abstract:
The presented paper describes the diagnostic possibilities of the combined radiographic and ultrasonographic examination of abdominal diseases in birds. Radiographs give an overview of the skeleton system, but even with additional contrast studies of the gastro-intestinal tract it is often difficult to detect the origin or inner structure of soft tissue densities. Ultrasonography can be used to obtain information on the parenchymal texture of organs and to detect abdominal fluids. The combination of both imaging techniques is a suitable diagnostic and prognostic tool in avian medicine. The advantages and disadvantages of both examination techniques and their combination are demonstrated. In two cases additional computed tomographies were performed.


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