Lymphography by MRI for animal model canine

  • Xavier Leonardo Jaramillo-Chaustre Ph.D. Medicina y Cirugía Animal, Universidad de Pamplona
  • John Jairo Bustamante-Cano Ph.D. Medicina y Cirugía Animal, Universidad de Pamplona
  • Fernando Gómez-Parra M.Sc. Gerencia de Empresas Agrícolas, Universidad de Pamplona
Keywords: Canine, lymphatic duct, lymph node, image by magnetic resonance, signal intensity.


For this study were included two groups, one of 12 healthy animals and another of 10 animals affected by disease conditions in the mammary gland. With the anesthetized animal were used magnetic resonance imaging to visualize the lymph ducts and lymph nodes in the inguinale area in potentiated series in 3D TOF in dorsal plane. In both groups it was administered gadopentetate dimeglumine. To validate the technique used, were considered in the images three structures (air, fat and muscle) which IS showed significant difference between glandular breast tissue (IS 184.8 ± 28.2) and regional lymph nodes (IS 51.3 ± 5, 4), allowing to determine the benchmark for the study. It is concluded that the use of a low field equipment of MRI provides enough information to differentiate signal intensities of lymph nodes that collect lymph from pathological processes regarding healthy lymph nodes in dogs


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Jaramillo-Chaustre, X., Bustamante-Cano, J., & Gómez-Parra, F. (2017). Lymphography by MRI for animal model canine. ITECKNE, 14(1), 46 - 61.
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