Interview with Dr. Danielle Dugat
Many surgical procedures often need immediate aid of x-ray and video imaging while surgery is being performed. OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has a unique tool called a fluoroscopic unit that allows for moving x-ray images to be obtained during a surgical procedure. Visualizing the structures during surgery is a fantastic aid in positioning during orthopedic fracture repair, as well as locating soft tissue structures such as a congenital portosystemic shunt associated with the liver. Fluoroscopy is also used to perform procedures using very small incisions that heal much quicker and decrease the risk of infection after surgery. This tool is invaluable and allows accurate and precise operative techniques to maximize the surgical outcome for your pet.