Diagnostic Imaging

Last changed: 20 January 2021

The core of the subject of veterinary imaging diagnostics is knowledge and under-standing of the various imaging diagnostics methods

X-ray, computer tomography (CT scan), ultrasound, magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) and scintigraphy, that are used in research and clinical activities, and which forms the basis for the teaching in the veterinary and veterinary nursing programmes.

Current research

  • The musculoskeletal system of horses, cattle and felines, focusing on cartilage and bones, both the normal appearance and the development of pathological changes.
  • Previously, however now to a lesser extent, research has a strong foundation in circulatory system physiology, including the renal glomerulus function.
  • Imaging diagnostic expertise is a vital part of the research conducted by resear­chers in several other disciplines, both within and outside of SLU, for example research on degradable bio-based surgical implants where ultrasound is used to monitor the resorption. In summary, the research can be described as being directed at both method validation of methods and collection of data/informa­tion.


Kerstin Hansson
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Clinical Sciences, SLU
Phone: +46(0)18-672894
E-mail: kerstin.hansson@slu.se