Turbinate atrophy evaluation in pigs by computed tomography

Magyar, T. and Kovács, F. and Donkó, T. and Bíró, H. and Romvári, R. and Kovács, Melinda and Repa, I. (2003) Turbinate atrophy evaluation in pigs by computed tomography. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 51 (4). pp. 485-491. ISSN 0236-6290

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Computed tomography (CT), a non-invasive visualisation technique was applied for imaging the bony structures of the nasal cavity of pigs, and compared to the traditional scoring system of turbinate atrophy in swine. Twenty-three 27-week-old pigs representing various stages of turbinate atrophy were used. Nasal structures were visually scored on CT scans and transversal cuts of the noses at the level of the first upper premolar teeth using the same scoring system in both cases. A tissue/air area ratio was also determined based on density differences. A highly significant correlation was found between visual scoring of CT images and transversal cuts of pig noses (r = 0.98, p < 0.0001) as well as between visual scoring of CT images and tissue/air area ratio determination (r = -0.82, p < 0.0001).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SV Veterinary science / állatorvostudomány
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 11:39

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