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Monday, May 23 • 16:00 - 17:00
Radiology of benign versus aggressive bone and joint disease

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While extremes of benign and aggressive disease of musculoskeletal structures are reasonably apparent to most clinicians, the spectrum of radiographic features can be quite broad and significant overlap is frequently present, making interpretation difficult. Temporal features of the disease process can have a significant influence upon the physical properties of the affected anatomical structures and hence the radiographic signs that the clinician may identify on first examination. Further confusion can arise when more acute disease is superimposed upon pre-existing conditions, such as osteoarthrosis or anomalous variants in development. Radiographic interpretation is not a histological diagnosis, but careful examination for key features combined with the clinical context (history, signalment and other pertinent information) can provide the veterinarian with greater conviction regarding the underlying aetiology of lesions, and hence a prioritised approach to further diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions. Using case examples and correlative alternative imaging modalities, the features of osteomyelitis, septic and immune-mediated arthritis, osteoarthrosis, and neoplasia of bones and joints will be reviewed, along with the indications for further diagnostic tests


Dr Robert Nicoll

Prior to specialising in diagnostic imaging, Robert worked in mixed veterinary practice for several years in Bathurst, NSW. After undertaking his residency training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, he returned to Australia and with Graeme Allan, Robert formed Veterinary... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 16:00 - 17:00 ACST
Hall L Adelaide Convention Centre