Thoracic radiographic features in normal premature minipigs

  • Jung, Joohyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Chang, Jinhwa (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Oh, Sunkyoung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Choi, Mincheol (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
  • Accepted : 2008.04.30
  • Published : 2008.08.01


This study describes thoracic radiographic features of normal premature minipigs at the age of 4, 8, 12 and 20 weeks. The evaluation for appearance, shape, contour, location and extent of distribution of thoracic organs was recorded through right lateral and ventrodorsal thoracic radiographs. The size of the tracheal diameter, cranial mediastinum, and the heart were measured, and information about the correlation of each organ in their thoracic conformation could be obtained. Although there were limitations with plain thoracic radiographs, basic characteristics and data for thoracic radiographs of normal premature minipigs according to each age were useful.


Supported by : Rural Development Administration


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