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See detailEvaluation of computed tomographic anatomy of the equine metacarpophalangeal joint
Vanderperren, K.; Ghaye, Benoit ULg; Hoegaerts, M. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (2008), 69(5), 631-638

OBJECTIVE: To determine the detailed computed tomography (CT) anatomy of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint in healthy horses. SAMPLE POPULATION: 10 cadaveric forelimbs from 10 adult horses without ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To determine the detailed computed tomography (CT) anatomy of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint in healthy horses. SAMPLE POPULATION: 10 cadaveric forelimbs from 10 adult horses without orthopedic disease. PROCEDURES: CT of the MCP joint was performed on 4 forelimbs. In 1 of the limbs, CT was also performed after intra-articular injection of 30 mL of contrast medium (40 mg of iodine/mL). Transverse slices 1-mm thick were obtained, and sagittal and dorsal planes were reformatted with a slice thickness of 2 mm. The CT images were matched with corresponding anatomic slices from 6 additional forelimbs. RESULTS: The third metacarpal bone, proximal sesamoid bones, and proximal phalanx could be clearly visualized. Common digital extensor tendon; accessory digital extensor tendon; lateral digital extensor tendon; superficial digital flexor tendon (including manica flexoria); deep digital flexor tendon; branches of the suspensory ligament (including its attachment); extensor branches of the suspensory ligament; collateral ligaments; straight, oblique, and cruciate distal sesamoidean ligaments; intersesamoidean ligament; annular ligament; and joint capsule could be seen. Collateral sesamoidean ligaments and short distal sesamoidean ligaments could be localized but not at all times clearly identified, whereas the metacarpointersesamoidean ligament could not be identified. The cartilage of the MCP joint could be assessed on the postcontrast sequence. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: CT of the equine MCP joint can be of great value when results of radiography and ultrasonography are inconclusive. Images obtained in this study may serve as reference for CT of the equine MCP joint. [less ▲]

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See detailBildegedende diagnostik des gehirns beim alternden hund
Van Bree, H.; Gielen, I.; Peremans, K. et al

in Der Prattische Tierazt (2003)

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See detailRadiographic, computed tomographic, magnetic resonance and rhinoscopic findings in dogs with nasal aspergillosis
Saunders, J.; Clercx, Cécile ULg; CABAY, Jean-Evrard ULg et al

in Annual Meeting of ACVR - Chicago, Illinois - USA - Décembre 2002 (2002, December)

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See detailCell-Mediated Immune Response in Calves to Single-Dose, Trickle, and Challenge Infections with Fasciola Hepatica
Bossaert, K.; Jacquinet, E.; Saunders, J. et al

in Veterinary Parasitology (2000), 88(1-2), 17-34

A peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) proliferation assay was used to study the cell-mediated immune response in eight calves experimentally infected with Fasciola hepatica. Hypersensitivity-related ... [more ▼]

A peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) proliferation assay was used to study the cell-mediated immune response in eight calves experimentally infected with Fasciola hepatica. Hypersensitivity-related eosinophil and mast-cell responses were also assessed. The primary infection of 500 metacercariae was administered either as a single-dose or as a trickle infection over a 4-week period. Calves were challenge-infected 4 months later with 100 metacercariae and slaughtered 24 weeks postprimary infection. Skin eosinophil counts (SEC) were determined prior to infection on the basis of the intradermal reaction (IDR) to phytohaemagglutinin (PHA). These counts correlated negatively with the mean fluke length but not with the fluke burden found at necropsy. At the end of the experiment, non-specific (PHA) and specific (excretory-secretory parasite, products, FhESAg, and whole-worm extract, FhSomAg) immediate type hypersensitivity IDR were elicited in contrast to delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) responses. The SEC correlated with blood eosinophilia but not with parasite parameters. These findings suggest that the eosinophil response does not correlate clearly with the development of resistance to F. hepatica infection in cattle. A specific mononuclear cell response to FhSomAg was detectable as early as 7 days after infection in both infected groups, being significantly higher during the very early migratory phase of the juveniles in the single-dose infected calves than in the trickle infected calves. This response remained significantly higher in infected groups than in the control group throughout the experiment. Challenge elicited a significant proliferative response, less pronounced than after primary infection. No production of gamma-interferon (INF-gamma) was recorded 3 weeks after challenge. At necropsy, the mean number of flukes recovered was similar in both infected groups, suggesting that the rate at which the infection is administrated has no effect on protective immunity. Hepatic lesions, similar in both infected groups, were characterised by marked eosinophil and mast-cell infiltration. Liver biopsies were performed and their diagnostic value is discussed. All results suggest that F. hepatica infection predominantly induces a Type-2 response in cattle, and that this response has little protective effect. [less ▲]

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See detailMri Guided Percutaneous Abdominal Biopsy in a Closed Magnet: Assessment in an Animal Study
Fanchamps, J. M.; Kos, X.; Snaps, Frédéric ULg et al

in JBR-BTR : Journal Belge de Radiologie - Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Radiologie (2000), 83(4), 149-52

MRI guided percutaneous abdominal biopsy was evaluated in an animal model, using a closed magnet and different types of needles. Thirty-six single pass biopsies were performed in 6 piglets with 6 types of ... [more ▼]

MRI guided percutaneous abdominal biopsy was evaluated in an animal model, using a closed magnet and different types of needles. Thirty-six single pass biopsies were performed in 6 piglets with 6 types of MR compatible needles. Virtual targets of a diameter of 2 cm were drawn on the images of the right and left lobe of the liver and the upper and lower poles of both kidneys. FMPSPGR sequences were applied during an apnea of 19 to 23 seconds in axial, sagittal, coronal or axial oblique planes using a closed 1.0 T magnet and the body coil. Piglets were autopsied 1 hour after the procedure. Mean duration of the procedure was 16.9 (11-37) minutes; mean number of acquisitions per procedure was 5.9 (3-12); mean number of redirections of the needle was 0.6 (0-4). Pathological samples from the liver and kidneys of good quality were obtained in 22/36 (72.2%) cases. A subcapsular hematoma was observed in 18/24 (75.0%) cases of renal biopsies and in 1/12 (8.3%) of hepatic biopsies. No statistically significant correlation could be established between duration of the procedure and site of biopsy and between the type of biopsy needle and complication (p = 0.18 to 0.85). In conclusion, MRI guided percutaneous needle biopsy in the abdomen is a reliable technique in piglets using a closed magnet. [less ▲]

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See detailUnunited medial epicondyle of the humerus in a dog : a case report
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Balligand, Marc ULg; Saunders, J. et al

in Canine Practice (1999), 24(6), 7-10

A Labrador crossbreed female dog was presented for a right forelimb lameness of 4.5 years' duration. The severity of the symptoms had suddenly increased 8 months earlier, after a trauma. Surgical ... [more ▼]

A Labrador crossbreed female dog was presented for a right forelimb lameness of 4.5 years' duration. The severity of the symptoms had suddenly increased 8 months earlier, after a trauma. Surgical exploration did not reveal calcification either in the joint capsule or in the flexor tendons. The fragment was intraarticular. No evidence of bone repair was noticed at surgery which confirmed imaging findings. The histologic findings were very much like those observed with chronic fragmented coronoid process. Finally, the lameness, although suddenly exacerbated by a trauma, was already present. All these facts led to a final diagnosis of a true "ununited medial humeral epicondyle", a term introduced to describe the lack of fusion of the caudal part of the humeral medial epicondyle [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of ventrodorsal and dorsoventral radiographic projections for hip dysplasia diagnosis
Saunders, J.; Godefroid, T.; Snaps, Frédéric ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1999), (145), 109-110

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See detailSuspected environmental zinc poisoning in a foal
Amory, Hélène ULg; Christman, U; Gangl, M et al

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (1999), 19

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See detailComparison between ventrodorsal and dorsoventral projections for the diagnosis of hip dysplasia
Saunders, J.; Godefroid, T.; Snaps, Frédéric ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1999), 24

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See detailMagnetic resonance arthrography of cubital joint in dogs affected with fragmented medial coronoid process
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Park, R. D.; Saunders, J. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1999), 20

Objective-To evaluate efficacy of intra-articular injection of gadolinium tetra- azacyclododecane tetraacetic acid (gadolinium-DOTA) for delineating fragmented medial coronoid processes (FMCP) and lesions ... [more ▼]

Objective-To evaluate efficacy of intra-articular injection of gadolinium tetra- azacyclododecane tetraacetic acid (gadolinium-DOTA) for delineating fragmented medial coronoid processes (FMCP) and lesions on the medial aspect of the humeral condyle (MAHC). Sample Population-14 cubital joints in 9 dogs. Procedure-Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed with and without intra-articular injection of a solution of 2 mmol of gadolinium-DOTA/L. Arthrographic images obtained after injection of contrast medium were compared with those obtained without contrast medium. Evidence of contrast medium around or in the medial coronoid process and infiltration of contrast medium in subchondral bone lesions was recorded, Twenty-four hours after imaging, arthroscopy was performed, and lesions detected were correlated with results of MRI. Results-An abnormal coronoid process was diagnosed in 13 of 14 joints. A fragmented process (free) was seen in 7 of 14 joints; nondisplaced mineralized medial tin situ) coronoid processes were evident in 4 joints; and nondisplaced unmineralized medial coronoid processes were evident in 2 joints. Lesions on the MAHC were diagnosed in 4 of 12 joints. In 5 joints, a hyperintense signal resulted from contrast medium that infiltrated between the fragmented process and ulna. In 2 joints, contrast medium did not infiltrate completely around the process and was stopped by an isointense structure tie, abnormal cartilage). Subchondral bone lesions were enhanced by use of contrast medium. Conclusion and Clinical Relevance-Use of arthrography enabled us to identify FMCP easily, but did not provide important additional information about changes on the medial coronoid process, compared with MRI performed without contrast medium. [less ▲]

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See detailOsteochondrosis lesion of the lombo-sacral joint in a mastiff
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Heimann, M.; Saunders, J. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1998), 143(17), 476-477

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See detailMRI of a presumptive trigeminal nerve tumor in a seven years old husky dog : a case report and review of the litterature
Saunders, J.; Clercx, Cécile ULg; Poncelet, Luc et al

in Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (1998), 39

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See detailEvalaution of percutaneous MRI Guided abdominal biopsy in a closed magnet using pigs as a model
D'hacourd, J. B.; Fanchamps, J. M.; Kos, x et al

Poster (1998)

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See detailRelevant radiological anatomy of the pig as a training model in interventional radiology
Dondelinger, R. F.; Ghysels, M. P.; Brisbois, D. et al

in European Journal of Radiology (1998), 8

The use of swine for teaching purposes in medicine and surgery has largely increased in recent years. Detailed knowledge of the porcine anatomy and physiology is a prerequisite for proper use of pigs as a ... [more ▼]

The use of swine for teaching purposes in medicine and surgery has largely increased in recent years. Detailed knowledge of the porcine anatomy and physiology is a prerequisite for proper use of pigs as a teaching or an experimental model in interventional radiology. A systematic study of the radiological anatomy was undertaken in more than 100 female pigs aged 6-8 weeks. All studies were performed under general anesthesia in a single session. Animals were sacrificed at the end of the study. Selective angiographies were systematically obtained in all anatomical territories. In other animals CT and MRI examinations were performed and were correlated to anatomical sections and acrylic casts of the vascular structures. Endoscopical examinations of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including retrograde opacification of the biliary and pancreatic ducts, were added in selected animals. The main angiographic aspects of the brain, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis were recorded. Similarities and differences in comparison with human anatomy are stressed. Potential applications in interventional radiology are indicated. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of spin echo (SE), gradient echo ( GE ) and Fat Saturation MRI sequences for imaging the canine elbow
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Saunders, J.; Park, R. D. et al

in Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (1998), 39(6), 518-523

Two comparison studies were performed. In the first conventional spin-echo (T1- and T2-weighted) sequences and a three-dimensional (3-D Fourier transform [3DFT]) echo gradient fast-imaging sequence were ... [more ▼]

Two comparison studies were performed. In the first conventional spin-echo (T1- and T2-weighted) sequences and a three-dimensional (3-D Fourier transform [3DFT]) echo gradient fast-imaging sequence were compared for imaging the canine normal elbow joint. In all three sequences, there was an isointense signal of the articular cartilage and a hyposignal of the subchondral bone, as compared with the muscles. The medial coronoid process of the ulna was clearly seen on the dorsal plane images, it appeared with a homogenous low-intensity signal. Its articulation with the radius was clearly outlined. In a second study, the 3DFT echo gradient fast-imaging sequence was compared to a fat saturation sequence on normal shoulder and elbow joints. Elbows were imaged with and without injection of saline, in an attempt to show the opposing cartilaginous articular surfaces. This distinction was possible in the shoulder joint but not in the elbow because of insufficient spatial resolution. On the three MRI sequences compared, gradient echo fast imaging with steady-state precession (GE FISP) sequence was found to be the most suitable for imaging the canine elbow joint. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of radiography , magnetic resonance imaging and surgical findings in dogs with elbow dysplasia
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Balligand, Marc ULg; Saunders, J. et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (1997), 58(12), 1367-1370

Objective-To describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of medial coronoid process and humeral condyle lesions in dysplastic cubital joints and to compare survey radiography and MRI for ... [more ▼]

Objective-To describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of medial coronoid process and humeral condyle lesions in dysplastic cubital joints and to compare survey radiography and MRI for evaluation of fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP) and lesions of the medial aspect of the humeral condyle (MAHC). Animals-18 dogs with elbow dysplasia. Procedure-Radiography of 22 cubital joints was performed. The 22 joints then underwent MRI. The scans were evaluated with regard to the shape and signal of the coronoid process; articular cartilage change, subchondral bone disruption of the MAHC. Surgical findings were used as the standard to calculate accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and positive-and negative-predictive values for specific diagnosis of FMCP (free fragment) and lesions of the MAHC. Results-At surgery, 31.8% of the joints had FMCP (free), 36.4% had nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process, and 27.2% had nondisplaced mineralized coronoid process, Eleven joints had lesions of the MAHC, and wear lesions were observed in 41% of the joints. On radiography, FMCP (free) was visualized in 9% of the joints and lesions of the MAHC were observed in 23%. MRI had the highest accuracy (95.5%), sensitivity (100%), and negative-predictive value (100%) for detection of FMCP (free), and had accuracy (91%), sensitivity (87.5%), specificity (92.5%), and positive (87.5%)- and negative (92.5%)- predictive values for detection of nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process. Conclusions and Clinical relevance-Compared with radiography, MRI was useful for detection of nondisplaced unmineralized coronoid process; images consistently correlated with surgical findings. The technique is accurate and especially useful when radiographic findings are inconclusive. [less ▲]

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See detailMethode d’évaluation radiologique du parage et de l’extremité digitée du cheval dans un plan frontal
Serteyn, Didier ULg; Miesen, M.; Caudron, I. et al

in Journal Européen de Maréchalerie (1995), 7

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See detailTreatment of patent ductus arteriosus by placement of intravascular coils in a pup
Snaps, Frédéric ULg; Mc Entee, Kathleen ULg; Saunders, J. et al

in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association [=JAVMA] (1995), 6(6), 724-725

A 3-month-old female mixed-breed pup was referred for evaluation and treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Selective angiography was performed to confirm the diagnosis. A cone-shaped PDA with a ... [more ▼]

A 3-month-old female mixed-breed pup was referred for evaluation and treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Selective angiography was performed to confirm the diagnosis. A cone-shaped PDA with a large aortic base was outlined. A second selective angiographic procedure was performed to functionally close the PDA by use of thrombotic coils; complete obstruction was obtained. Twenty-four hours after the procedure, the murmur disappeared. One month later, the dog was reexamined and found to be clinically normal. [less ▲]

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