UC Davis Veterinary Clinical Trials

Evaluating PET/CT as a diagnostic tool for jaw joint pain

Help us assess this new diagnostic tool for dogs with jaw joint pain!

Dogs that are presented with the vague complaint of pain at the jaw joint region, for which an obvious cause is not observed, typically pose a diagnostic challenge because there are several disorders that can cause pain in that region. Therefore, it is necessary to find a diagnostic imaging modality that will better identify possible sources of pain. In this clinical trial, we aim to examine the yield of positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) as compared to conventional CT with and without contrast in the diagnosis of pain of unknown origin at the jaw joint region.

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