Radiology of the Intestinal Tract: Why Does It Need To Be So Difficult? (1230)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Radiology/Imaging
Saturday |  5:00 PM -  5:50 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


Evaluation of the intestinal tract remains the most difficult and challenging aspect of any abdominal radiographic examination. This is true for practitioners as well as specialists. This presentation will look at why this is so and offer a simplified approach to assessment. This should lead to added confidence when deciding whether a patient is obstructed and whether more advanced diagnostics or surgery are the next best steps in patient care.

Learning Objectives

1. Simplify the steps necessary in assessing the intestinal tract.

2. Allow a more confident radiographic diagnosis.

3. Increased satisfaction through radiographic assessment of patients presented for signs of the intestinal tract.

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