Thoracic Radiology: Let's Keep it Simple (1229)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Radiology/Imaging
Saturday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 2



John Mattoon DVM
Antech Imaging Services

Dr. John Mattoon attended Oregon State and Washington State Universities, earning the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1984. Following 2 years in private practice, he entered a radiology residency at the University of California, Davis, achieving Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1989. Dr. Mattoon has practiced private specialty radiology and been on faculty at UC Davis, Oregon State University, the Atlantic Veterinary College, The Ohio State University, and Washington State University. He is currently Chief of Radiology with Antech Imaging Services (AIS), and maintains an Adjunct Professorship at WSU. He has over 80 scientific publications and has presented lectures worldwide. Dr. Mattoon is well known for his interest in diagnostic ultrasound, and is co-editor and author of Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Interpretation of thoracic radiographs has been and remains challenging for many practitioners. There are a variety of reasons for this including discomfort with basic features of interpretation, confusing terminology, and unrealistic expectations. In this presentation we will do our best to illustrate how adherence to basic principles radiographic interpretation can be used successfully and rewardingly. We will do our best to distinguish heart disease from primary lung and pleural disease. Simplification should lead to greater satisfaction and increased confidence while providing better patient care.

Learning Objectives

1. To simplify our thought process when assessing radiographic images of the thorax.

2. To appreciate that simplification should equate to increased confidence.

3. To value that simplification in assessment may equate to greater diagnostic value.

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