Use of computed tomography and minimum intensity projection in the detection of lobar pneumonia mimicking lung lobe torsion in a dog

Abstract A 10‐year‐old female spayed Dachshund was referred with progressive coughing for 1 month. The dog was tentatively diagnosed with right middle lung torsion based on pleural effusion, vesicular emphysema, abruptly ending bronchus in consolidated right middle lung, and no contrast enhancement of the affected lobe on radiography and computed tomography (CT). There was no evidence of torsion upon thoracotomy, and histological examination confirmed lobar pneumonia. The CT images were reevaluated using minimum intensity projection and revealed normal bronchial courses. The minimum intensity projection technique can be to assist in evaluation of the bronchial tree for dogs with suspected lung lobe torsion and other pulmonary diseases.
Source: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: IMAGING DIAGNOSIS Source Type: research

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