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Companion Animal Practice
Practical contrast radiography 4. Myelography
  1. Francisco Llabres Diaz

    Francisco Llabres Diaz graduated from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 1996. After a brief period in practice in Spain, he moved to the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. Earlier this year, he joined Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire. He holds the RCVS certificate and diploma in veterinary radiology, the European diploma in veterinary diagnostic imaging, and is an RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary diagnostic imaging. He is the current chairman of the British and Irish Division of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.


DESPITE the advent of advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, myelography remains a very important part of the diagnostic work‐up of many neurological conditions, and can be performed relatively easily in practice. This article, the fourth in a five‐part series on contrast radiography, outlines the indications for myelography, and describes how to conduct a myelographic study and interpret the findings.

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