Survey of the use of radiography vs. ultrasonography in the investigation of gastrointestinal foreign bodies in small animals.

@article{Tyrrell2006SurveyOT,
  title={Survey of the use of radiography vs. ultrasonography in the investigation of gastrointestinal foreign bodies in small animals.},
  author={Dayle Tyrrell and Cathy Beck},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={404-8}
}
A question frequently asked by clinicians who are treating small animals suspected of having gastrointestinal foreign bodies is whether one imaging test such as survey radiography or ultrasonography is sufficient to make the diagnosis. A study was undertaken to try and answer this question. Survey abdominal radiography and ultrasonography was performed on 16 small animals (11 dogs, five cats) with clinical signs of an obstruction because of a confirmed gastrointestinal foreign body. The… CONTINUE READING