• Panagiotis (Pete) Mantis is Head of Diagnostic Imaging at Dick White Referrals, one of the biggest referral hospitals in the United Kingdom. He is a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veteriary Surgeons. Dr Mantis is a regular author, speaker and tutor on the subjects of small animal radiology, ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

    Pete Mantis graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1994. Between 1995 and 1998 he completed a small animal diagnostic imaging residency at the Royal Veterinary College in London. After completing his residency, Dr Mantis worked in first opinion practices and referral hospitals in London providing an emergency and diagnostic imaging consultancy service.

    In 1999, and for a year, he was part time radiologist at the Department of Clinical Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala. In 2000, he joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Royal Veterinary College where he became Senior Lecturer in Radiology and remained. He joined Dick White Referrals in 2017, where he is the Head of Diagnostic Imaging.

    His research covers all areas of imaging including radiography, ultrasonography, MRI and CT. Publications include retrospective and prospective studies. Dr Mantis is currently involved in a research project looking at ultrasonography of the canine and feline skin.

  • 1. Machine set-up

    Before using the machine

    Machine buttons and knobs

    A few quick notes

    Technique

    2. Holding the transducer and transducer movements

    Holding the transducer

    Transducer movements

    Exercises

    3. Liver and gallbladder

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    Portosystemic Shunts

    4. Spleen

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    5. Gastrointestinal tract

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    6. Pancreas

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    7. Kidneys and ureters

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    8. Adrenal glands

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    9. Urinary bladder and urethra

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    Table of contents

    10. Peritoneal cavity, lymph nodes and major abdominal vessels

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    11. Prostate gland and testes

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    12. Ovaries, uterus and mammary glands

    Scanning technique

    Normal appearance

    Variations from normal

    Pregnancy

    Mammary glands

    13. Overview of abdominal ultrasonography

    Preparation of the examination

    Recommended procedure for abdominal ultrasound examination

    Video 1. Liver and gallbladder technique

    Video 2. Evaluation for portosystemic shunt

    Video 3. Stomach technique

    Video 4. Spleen technique

    Video 5. Left limb of the pancreas technique

    Video 6. Left kidney technique

    Video 7. Left adrenal technique

    Video 8. Medial iliac lymph node technique

    Video 9. Urinary bladder technique

    Video 10. Prostate technique

    Video 11. Uterus technique

    Video 12. Intestines technique

    Video 13. Right kidney technique (small dog)

    Video 14. Right adrenal technique (small dog)

    Video 15. Right pancreas technique (small dog)

    Video 16. Right kidney technique (large dog)

    Video 17. Right adrenal technique (large dog)

    Video 18. Right pancreas technique (large dog)

    Video 19. Body of the pancreas technique

    14. Recommended further reading

  • Panagiotis Mantis

    Panagiotis (Pete) Mantis is Head of Diagnostic Imaging at Dick White Referrals, one of the biggest referral hospitals in the United Kingdom. He is a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veteriary Surgeons. Dr Mantis is a regular author, speaker and tutor on the subjects of small animal radiology, ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

    Pete Mantis graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1994. Between 1995 and 1998 he completed a small animal diagnostic imaging residency at the Royal Veterinary College in London. After completing his residency, Dr Mantis worked in first opinion practices and referral hospitals in London providing an emergency and diagnostic imaging consultancy service.

    In 1999, and for a year, he was part time radiologist at the Department of Clinical Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala. In 2000, he joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Royal Veterinary College where he became Senior Lecturer in Radiology and remained. He joined Dick White Referrals in 2017, where he is the Head of Diagnostic Imaging.

    His research covers all areas of imaging including radiography, ultrasonography, MRI and CT. Publications include retrospective and prospective studies. Dr Mantis is currently involved in a research project looking at ultrasonography of the canine and feline skin.

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