Monday, August 26, 2013

1098. Dicom software to read certain digital X-Ray images & 2 tips


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Date:   27 August, 2013  
 
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Two tips for urinary stone X-rays of dogs  
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Date:   27 August, 2013  
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Blood in the urine may be a sign of bladder stones. A urine test and X-rays of the bladder and kidneys should be advised and this was done by the other vet.

A good practice is to use air-contrast X-ray of the bladder as it is more troublesome, esp. in the female dog as she has to be catheterized. The bladder needed to be emptied via the urinary catheter.
 
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)6339-6340. Struvites stones in a Golden Retriever. 3 X-rays were taken - 2 lateral views and one ventro-dorsal view. This lateral view (left) shows the stones inside the bladder.   

In this young Golden Retriever , urine tests show lots of struvite crystals were performed by another practice. The owner was given the CD containing 3 X-rays. The CD does not have the specific software to automatically download the images. There are two ways of sourcing this software.

Downloaded one from the internet or get it from the supplier of the machine. The software is at:
http://www.microdicom.com/

I noted that 3 X-rays were needed to be taken as the struvite bladder stones can be seen in only one of the two lateral views. 

Another good tip is to palpate the bladder before X-rays. If the bladder is full, get the dog out to the grass to pee. Or catheterise the dog to empty the bladder to get good views of bladder stones. Otherwise, there is a need to take another X-ray if the full bladder obstructs any views of smaller stones.

FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHER VETS WHO MAY ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING DIGITAL IMAGES OF THE DICOM-TYPE , THE FOLLOWING INFO IS PROVIDED:
http://2010vets.blogspot.sg/2013/08/medical-imaging-software.html


 
Updates will be on this webpage:
www.sinpets.com/F6/20130827dicom_X_rays.htm
 


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