Heart CT Scan
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Heart CT Scan

Recent developments in CT technology have progressed to the point where diagnostic images of the coronary arteries are possible (even without a cardiac catheterization).

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Common Parasites in Cats
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Common Parasites in Cats

Parasites are both fascinating and terrifying organisms. They infest their host, which are often larger than the parasite. Parasitism is a form of interspecific interaction. The parasite temporarily or permanently feeds on its host, uses it as a habitat or reproduces on its host.

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The most important blood tests (II)
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The most important blood tests (II)

Second part of the article on the most important blood tests. Published so far: The most important blood tests (I), in: MTA Dialog 2021; 22 (3)

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The most important blood tests (I)

The most versatile method of determining the specific needs and deficiencies of a patient’s body is a thorough blood analysis, which ideally comprises a number of blood tests.

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Forensic toxicology
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Forensic toxicology

What is forensic toxicology? Forensic toxicology is a field of forensic medicine concerned with the detection of poisons, or the influences of exogenous substances such as drugs or pharmaceuticals. Forensic toxicology is an interdisciplinary field between chemistry, medicine and pharmacy.

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Organ donation
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Organ donation

Organs and tissues can be donated by living people, called „the donors“. However, most organs and tissues are donated after the donor has died (post mortem). Right now, over 9,000 patients are waiting for organs (according to the “Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung”).

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Medical Crossword 2020
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Medical Crossword 2020

Welcome to our English MTA Dialog medical crossword in December 2020! After reading MTA Dialog this year, you may now test your knowledge. The terms in the crossword are all words you might know from the topic covered this year.

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X-ray Radiation
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X-ray Radiation

Who discovered it and how has the technology been developed?

The German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (born 1845 in Lennep, Germany) discovered X-ray radiation by coincidence in 1895.

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Radiotherapy in Veterinary Medicine
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Radiotherapy in Veterinary Medicine

In general, focused radiation produces chemical radicals that impair tumour (and other) cells and inhibit their proliferation. The aim of radiotherapy is to destroy cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible from harm.

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Colonoscopy and Enteroscopy
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Colonoscopy and Enteroscopy

Colonoscopy means the examination of the colon with a colonoscope. Additionally, tissue samples can be extracted through specific channels. The examination of the small intestine is called enteroscopy, and it is far more complicated than a colonoscopy.

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