Quantitative ultrasonography of the liver in healthy cats

  • Jessica Nascimento Moraes Monteiro Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Vitória, ES
  • Warley Gomes dos Santos Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Vitória, ES
  • Daniel Capucho de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Vitória, ES
  • Daniel Cometti Borlini Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Vitória, ES
  • Sebastião Martins Filho Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Informática, Vitória, ES
  • Flávia Mara Machado Centro Universitário Vila Velha, Vila Velha, ES
  • Fabiano Séllos Costa Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Vitória, ES
Keywords: Ultrasound, Histogram, Liver, Cats

Abstract

The ultrasonographic exam presents divergence in the interpretation of its findings, due to subjective and individual analysis. The livers of 18 healthy cats were evaluated by the ultrasonographic exam, making use of the gray-level histograms method. There were taken measures referring to the echogenicity (LMEAN), echotexture (NMOST/NALL) and echo amplitude standard deviation (SD). The mean values and standard deviations observed in this clinical assay were: LMEAN 5.6 ±1.08, NMOST/NALL 28.31 ±3.84 e SD 11.48 ±1.77. The gray-level histograms method is very important for the standardizing of hepatic echogenicity and echotexture values, helping in the diagnosis and monitoring of diffuse hepatopathies.

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Published
2010-10-01
How to Cite
Monteiro, J., Santos, W., Oliveira, D., Borlini, D., Martins Filho, S., Machado, F., & Costa, F. (2010). Quantitative ultrasonography of the liver in healthy cats. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 47(5), 367-370. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2010.26817
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