Description of the field
The core of the subject of veterinary imaging is the knowledge and understanding of imaging methods used in research and clinical practice, which forms the basis for teaching in veterinary and animal health nursing programs.
The methods are X-ray, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and scintigraphy.
Imaging expertise is an important part of the research conducted by researchers in several other disciplines, both within and outside SLU.
Today, research is mainly conducted on the musculoskeletal system in horses, dogs and cats with a focus on the cartilage and skeleton - both regarding the normal appearance and the development of pathological changes (i.e. changes due to disease).
Previous research, which now continues to be conducted on a smaller scale, has been strongly rooted in the function of the circulation, including the functions of the kidneys.
In summary, the research can be described as focused on method validation for different imaging modalities and data/information collection using these modalities.