- Webinar recorded on Mon 20th June, 2016
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Jane Armstrong Expertise Series. Ultrasound imaging of the intestinal tract in dogs and cats is a useful diagnostic modality that has changed how we work up our cases and has improved the health care of or patients. Ultrasound allows imaging of the wall and lumen of each segment of the intestine. It allows for identification of diseases that affect the wall and the lumen. Specific diseases affecting the wall include inflammatory diseases and neoplasia. The changes seen in specific layers of the wall may be useful in identifying the underlying disease. Disorders affecting the lumen of the intestine are varied but include foreign bodies, intussusceptions. Normal anatomy and how to locate the specific segments of intestine is needed in order to help with sonographic diagnosis.
Dr. Kathy Spaulding grew up on a dairy and grain farm in Indiana. She helped her Dad milk cows, put up hay and take care of the baby calves. She attended Purdue University where she obtained her DVM degree. She then was in a private mixed practice in Lexington, Kentucky for 4.5 years following graduation and 2 years in a practice in eastern Tennessee. She completed a 3-year radiology residency at the University of Tennessee and became a boarded certified Radiologist in the ACVR. She was on Faculty as a radiologist at Michigan State University for 2 years followed by a faculty position at North Carolina State for 20 years. She has been a faculty member at Texas A&M for the past 9 years. She was not born in Texas but got there as soon as she could. She has over 70 published papers, 20 book chapters and has given over 100 seminars to veterinarians all over the world on her favorite topic of imaging. She enjoys all facets of imaging but especially abdominal ultrasound. Vascular ultrasound is her favorite. Outside of work, she loves to take care of her miniature donkeys, horse and small farm. She enjoys picnics and being outdoors exploring and spending time with friends.