Radiographic And Computed Tomographic Evaluation Of Otitis Media In The Dog

Love NE, Kramer RW, Spodnick GJ, et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1995;36:375-379.

The purpose of this study was to compare computed tomography (CT) and radiography in the identification of canine middle ear disease. Fourteen canine patients underwent a radiographic “bullae series” and CT examination of the tympanic bullae. Confirmation of otitis media was based on surgery. The overall diagnostic accuracy of CT and radiographs regarding the diagnosis of otitis media was similar. Although a marked difference was not detected between radiographs and CT for detecting otitis media using Youden’s index values, CT was a more sensitive test for the detection of otitis media.