Description of the field
Veterinary diagnostic imaging is focused on the knowledge and understanding of diagnostic imaging used in research and clinical activities and forms the basis for teaching in the veterinary and veterinary nursing programs. The methods include radiography, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and scintigraphy.
The main research area is the musculoskeletal system in horses, dogs and cats with a focus on cartilage and bone. Including studies investigating normal appearance and the development of pathological changes. Previously, now to a lesser extent, the research has had a strong anchor in the function of circulation, including the glomeruli function of the kidneys. Furthermore, diagnostic imaging skills are an important part of the research conducted by researchers in several other subjects, both within and outside of SLU.
In conclusion, the research can be described as focused on method validation and data/information collection techniques in diagnostic imaging modalities.