Approach to oncological imaging


Cancer is unfortunately an all too common occurrence in companion animals. An understanding of tumour biology and the limitations and benefits of the various imaging modalities available in veterinary practice are essential to decide the optimum work-up for the cancer patient. This small group session will discuss the approach to obtaining a diagnosis of the more commonly encountered tumours in small animal practice, how to stage the cancer patient and how to use the diagnostic imaging results to plan treatment. The session will also include case-based examples to put the theory learnt into practice.

By the end of this session you should be able to:

1. Know which imaging modality or combination of modalities are required to identify and stage the common tumours of canines and felines.

2. Know the best techniques for image guided sampling of suspected primary tumours and possible metastatic lesions.

3. Understand the relevance of the imaging findings in the cancer patient with regards to treatment options for the more commonly encountered tumours of canines and felines.

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