Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Bonaparte A

VCA All Care Animal Referral Center,
18440 Amistad Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

  • Research Article
    Whole Body Computed Tomography for Tumor Staging in Dogs: Review of 16 Cases
    Author(s): Bonaparte A, Dhaliwal RS, Heo J and Murtaugh RJBonaparte A, Dhaliwal RS, Heo J and Murtaugh RJ

    Precise tumor staging encompassing the patient’s entire body is essential in cancer management. While more advanced imaging modalities for tumor staging are available, in veterinary medicine, three-view thoracic radiography and abdominal ultrasonography are conventionally performed to screen for pulmonary and abdominal metastases. The objective of this retrospective study was to describe the use of whole-body computed tomography as an alternative in detecting lesions likely to be associated with primary or metastatic neoplasia in dogs. Sixteen dogs that underwent wholebody computed tomography were identified. Fifteen dogs had a histopathologic diagnosis of cancer. One dog had a cytologic diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma. The most common tumor types in this population included mast cell tumors [4; hind limbs (2), sternum (1), prepuce (1)], oral malignan.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000344

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