Canine and Feline Neuroradiology (1656)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Neurology/Neurosurgery
Saturday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||302A



Heidi Barnes Heller DVM
University of Wisconsin- Madison

Heidi Barnes Heller obtained her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2000. Following graduation she completed a rotating internship at the University of Illinois and a residency in neurology/neurosurgery at the University of Florida. Heidi obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2005. She was the staff neurologist in a private referral hospital outside Chicago Illinois until December 2011, after which point she decided she missed academia and joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in neurology and neurosurgery. Her main area of interest is in seizure management for which she has pioneered development of novel transdermal seizure medication. In her spare time she enjoys time with her 3 kids.

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Advanced / Masterclasses
CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Advanced diagnostic imaging (ex: MRI), has rapidly expanded the field of veterinary neuroradiology over the last 10 years. However, there is still a time and a place for tradition imaging such as radiography or ultrasound. In this session we will discuss appropriate use of plain spinal radiography in general practice, and when to refer for further diagnostic imaging. Although used less commonly, intracranial ultrasound may also be an appropriate diagnostic tool for some conditions such as hydrocephalus. The session will focus on a case based interactive discussion.

This session is part of CE Pathway: Advanced / Masterclasses

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize when the use of radiographs or ultrasound may be appropriate for dogs and cats affected with neurologic disease

2. Become more comfortable diagnosing spinal fractures, subluxations, discospondylitis, and neoplastic diseases on plain radiographs in dogs and cats

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