NEGATIVE CONTRAST PERITONEOGRAPHY IN THE HORSE

Kevin C K Lloyd, Larry Y. Kerr, Dennis Meagher, Thomas W. Baker, C. J. Kurpershoek

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Abstract

A method of negative contrast peritoneography using CO2 peritoneal insufflation technique was investigated in adult horses. Radiographic visualization of anatomic structures in the dorsal abdomen, including the kidneys, portions of the spleen and liver, dorsal stomach and mesenteric root region, was enhanced. Visualization of ventral abdominal structures was not enhanced. Negative contrast peritoneography allowed reduction in the radiographic technique from 140 kVp and 40 mAs before insufflation to 100 kVp and 5–10 mAs following insufflation. The technique was easily and safely performed with minimal patient discomfort and risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

Keywords

  • abdominal radiography
  • horse
  • negative contrast peritoneography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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