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Abdominal radiography in small animals
  1. Chris Warren-Smith


    Chris Warren-Smith graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2005 and, following two years in practice and a rotating internship, undertook a diagnostic imaging residency at the RVC. He is currently a clinical radiologist at Langford Veterinary Services. He holds the RCVS certificate in veterinary diagnostic imaging and has a Master of Veterinary Medicine degree.

  2. Chris Lamb


    Chris Lamb graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1993 and trained in radiology at Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA. After a short period in small animal referral practice in London, he joined the Royal Veterinary College, where he is currently professor of radiology. He is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Increasingly widespread use of ultrasonography has led to a decline in the use of abdominal radiography in small animal practice; however, radiography remains an efficient and useful technique for examining a patient's abdomen. This article reviews the role of radiography in the diagnosis of some common conditions affecting the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts and the peritoneal cavity in small animals.

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