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Companion Animal Practice
Practical contrast radiography 3. Urogenital studies
  1. Elizabeth Baines

    Elizabeth Baines graduated from Cambridge in 1990. After eight years in general practice, she returned to Cambridge as a resident in radiology. She currently works at the Royal Veterinary College as a lecturer in veterinary radiology. She holds the RCVS diploma in veterinary radiology and is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Her clinical interests include radiological anatomy and imaging in oncology.


WHILE survey radiographs can show gross abnormalities of the urogenital tract, the information obtained is often limited. In such cases, contrast radiography can help in the further investigation of this region. This article describes how to conduct and interpret contrast radiographic studies of the kidneys and ureters, bladder and urethra. Most of these techniques are simple and readily performed in practice.

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