Special Issue "Diagnostic Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 3805
Interests: small animals cardiovascular imaging; contrast enhanced ultrasonography; thoracic radiography; cardiovascular disease
The theme of this Special Issue of Animals is Diagnostic Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animals. Cardiovascular disease has always been an important field of application for diagnostic imaging in small animal practice. Thoracic radiography was the first technique employed and it still plays a fundamental role in the diagnosis of heart failure of both dogs and cats. Successively, the widespread use of diagnostic ultrasound and, successively, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has greatly enhanced our understanding of cardiac anatomy and function allowing an even greater ability to assess even subtle cardiac dysfunction. More recently, the application of deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) technique to thoracic radiographs seems to offer an important new perspective for the early recognition of cardiac enlargement also in small animals. All studies focused on the different diagnostic procedures (i.e., survey radiography, angiography, ultrasonography, contrast enhancement ultrasonography, echocardiography, CT, MRI and AI) applied to cardiovascular anatomy and diseases of small animals are welcome and will be carefully considered for publication. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect a group of papers on the topic of Diagnostic Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease to emphasize both the usefulness of consolidated imaging techniques and future solutions due to technological advancement.
Prof. Alessia Diana
Prof. Carlo Guglielmini
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- artificial intelligence (AI)
- cardiovascular disease
- computed tomography (CT)
- contrast enhancement ultrasonography (CEUS)
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- small animals
- survey radiography