Pre- and post-treatment ultrasonography in hypothyroid dogs.

  title={Pre- and post-treatment ultrasonography in hypothyroid dogs.},
  author={Olivier N. J. Taeymans and Sylvie Daminet and Luc Duchateau and Jimmy H H Saunders},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  volume={48 3},
Primary hypothyroidism is a frequent endocrine disorder in the adult dog. However, false-positive diagnoses are common because of the relatively low accuracy of most commonly used biochemical tests. The purpose of this study was to describe the ultrasonographic features of the thyroid gland in hypothyroid dogs, to calculate the diagnostic sensitivity of gray-scale ultrasound using a combination of clinical symptoms and biochemical thyroid tests as gold standard, and to investigate the evolution… CONTINUE READING