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Computed tomography and cross-sectional anatomy of the head in healthy rabbits

Annemie Van Caelenberg UGent, Lieve De Rycke UGent, Katleen Hermans UGent, Maria-Magdalena Verhaert UGent, Henri van Bree UGent and Ingrid Gielen UGent (2010) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH. 71(3). p.293-303
abstract
Objective-To obtain a detailed anatomic description of the rabbit head by means of computed tomography (CT). Animals-6 clinically normal Dendermonde White rabbits weighing 3 kg and raised for human consumption and 1 Netherland dwarf rabbit. Procedures-The commercially raised rabbits were slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, flayed, and decapitated. The dwarf rabbit was euthanatized. Two hours later, each rabbit head was positioned with the ventral side on the CT table to obtain transverse and sagittal, 1-mm-thick slices. Dorsal images were obtained by placing each head perpendicular to the table. Immediately after the CT examination, 3 heads were frozen in an ice cube at -14 degrees C until solid and then sectioned at 4-mm-thick intervals by use of an electric band saw. Slab sections were immediately cleaned, photographed, and compared with corresponding CT images. Anatomic sections were examined, and identified anatomic structures were matched with structures on corresponding CT images. Results-The bone-window CT images yielded good anatomic detail of the dentition and the bony structures of rabbit skulls. The soft tissue structures that could be determined were not better identifiable on the soft tissue-window CT images than on the bone-window images. Conclusions and Clinical Relevance-CT images of the heads of healthy rabbits yielded detailed information on the skull and some surrounding soft tissue structures. Results of this study could be used as a guide for evaluation of CT images of rabbits with various cranial and dental disorders.
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Computed tomography anatomy head rabbit
journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH
Am. J. Vet. Res.
volume
71
issue
3
pages
293 - 303
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article
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000275212600006
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VETERINARY SCIENCES
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1.413 (2010)
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35/145 (2010)
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1 (2010)
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0002-9645
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10.2460/ajvr.71.3.293
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English
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951245
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-951245
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  abstract     = {Objective-To obtain a detailed anatomic description of the rabbit head by means of computed tomography (CT).
Animals-6 clinically normal Dendermonde White rabbits weighing 3 kg and raised for human consumption and 1 Netherland dwarf rabbit.
Procedures-The commercially raised rabbits were slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, flayed, and decapitated. The dwarf rabbit was euthanatized. Two hours later, each rabbit head was positioned with the ventral side on the CT table to obtain transverse and sagittal, 1-mm-thick slices. Dorsal images were obtained by placing each head perpendicular to the table. Immediately after the CT examination, 3 heads were frozen in an ice cube at -14 degrees C until solid and then sectioned at 4-mm-thick intervals by use of an electric band saw. Slab sections were immediately cleaned, photographed, and compared with corresponding CT images. Anatomic sections were examined, and identified anatomic structures were matched with structures on corresponding CT images.
Results-The bone-window CT images yielded good anatomic detail of the dentition and the bony structures of rabbit skulls. The soft tissue structures that could be determined were not better identifiable on the soft tissue-window CT images than on the bone-window images.
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance-CT images of the heads of healthy rabbits yielded detailed information on the skull and some surrounding soft tissue structures. Results of this study could be used as a guide for evaluation of CT images of rabbits with various cranial and dental disorders.},
  author       = {Van Caelenberg, Annemie and De Rycke, Lieve and Hermans, Katleen and Verhaert, Maria-Magdalena and van Bree, Henri and Gielen, Ingrid},
  issn         = {0002-9645},
  journal      = {AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {Computed tomography anatomy head rabbit},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {293--303},
  title        = {Computed tomography and cross-sectional anatomy of the head in healthy rabbits},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.71.3.293},
  volume       = {71},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Van Caelenberg, Annemie, Lieve De Rycke, Katleen Hermans, Maria-Magdalena Verhaert, Henri van Bree, and Ingrid Gielen. 2010. “Computed Tomography and Cross-sectional Anatomy of the Head in Healthy Rabbits.” American Journal of Veterinary Research 71 (3): 293–303.
APA
Van Caelenberg, A., De Rycke, L., Hermans, K., Verhaert, M.-M., van Bree, H., & Gielen, I. (2010). Computed tomography and cross-sectional anatomy of the head in healthy rabbits. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH, 71(3), 293–303.
Vancouver
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Van Caelenberg A, De Rycke L, Hermans K, Verhaert M-M, van Bree H, Gielen I. Computed tomography and cross-sectional anatomy of the head in healthy rabbits. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH. 2010;71(3):293–303.
MLA
Van Caelenberg, Annemie, Lieve De Rycke, Katleen Hermans, et al. “Computed Tomography and Cross-sectional Anatomy of the Head in Healthy Rabbits.” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH 71.3 (2010): 293–303. Print.