Journal article

The effect of recumbency position on the ultrasound measurement of the canine adrenal gland in non-adrenal gland illness

Anne Marie Rose, Thurid Johnstone, Sue Finch, Cathy Beck

VETERINARY MEDICINE-RESEARCH AND REPORTS | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Abdominal ultrasound is frequently used to assess the canine adrenal gland (AG) and subjective and objective features of normal AGs have been described. The effect of the dogs' recumbency position on the accuracy of AG measurement acquisition is not known. This prospective study, performed in dogs with non-adrenal illness, compared ultrasonographic AG measurements made in dogs placed in dorsal recumbency with those made in left or right lateral recumbency. AG length, height and width measurements made in the longitudinal image plane, and height and width measurements from the transverse image plane were assessed. The level and limits of agreement between the dorsal and lateral recumbency for..

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The authors would like to thank Julie Egan for writing and editorial assistance. This work received financial support from The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital Resident Research Grant Program. Anne Marie Rose's current address is School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD, Australia.