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Contrast Studies

Radiography for Veterinary Technicians

QuestionAnswer
What is a myelography used to evaluate? Spindal cord
What is the positive contrast compound that is not diluted by secretion or absorbed through the intestine? Barium sulfate
What is the radiographic contrast study of the kidney structure and collection systems? Excretory urogram
Which contrast agent do you use if the veterinarian suspects a perforation of the small bowel in the patient? Triiodinated compound
What structures does an upper GI (UGI) study evaluate? Esophagus and stomach
Name a positive contrast agent. Barium
What is an important precaution when giving an oral contrast medium? preventing aspiration into the lungs
What is the best radiograph contrast procedure to assess the urinary bladder mucosa? Double-contrast cystography
What contrast media should be used to visualize a radiolucent bladder stone? Ionic organic iodides
Double contrast imaging is usually performed on which organ? Urinary bladder
What is contrast media used for? Used in conjunction with radiology, for a closer look at the GI system, urogenital system, and spinal cord
List the 4 types of commonly used contrast agents in veterinary radiology. soluble ionic radiopaque mediums, soluble nonionic radiopaque mediums, insoluble inert radiopaque mediums, and radiolucent gases
What contrasts are commonly used for studies involving the spinal cord or respiratory tract? positive contrast agent nonionic radiopaque agents
What contrast agents are included in the insoluble inert group? barium sulfate & barium impregnated polyethylene sphere (BIPS)
Name the types of radiolucent gases. air, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide
What is a double contrast study? A study that uses both a positive and negative agent to evaluate organs
When is myelography used? Myelography is used when MRI and CT are unavailable
Created by: BrianaPenn