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Low-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Canine Hydrocephalus
Z. Adamiak*, M. Jaskólska and A. Pomianowski1
Department of Surgery and Radiology; 1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
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The aim of presented study was to evaluate selected surface spine coil, and low-field magnetic resonance selected sequences in diagnosing hydrocephalus in dogs. This paper discusses 19 dogs (14 canine patients with hydrocephalus and 5 healthy dogs), five various breeds, subjected to low-field magnetic resonance imaging of hydrocephalus. Area of the lateral ventricles and brain were examined in dogs with hydrocephalus using low-field MR imaging (at 0.25 Tesla). The authors describe and compare the used MRI following sequences FSE REL, SE, FLAIR, STIR, 3D HYCE, T3DT1, GE STIR 3D and 3D SHARC sequences with an indication of the most effective sequences in MRI examinations of hydrocephalic changes in studied dogs. Additionally, coils for magnetic resonance were compared, and models for infusion anesthesia were described. As a result of performed study all estimated sequences were diagnostically useful. Additionally spinal coil No. 2 (ESAOTE) was the optimal one for examining and positioning the cranium.

Key words: Brain; Canine hydrocephalus; Magnetic resonance


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)