Computer Assisted Diagnosis
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a name given to a disease so that each veterinarian means the same syndrome as every other veterinarian. It is then possible to prescribe for and make a prognosis about any one case on the basis of the outcomes in a series of animals with the same diagnosis. A diagnosis may be the name of a disease with a specific etiology, or one which is only a description of the morphological identity of the disease, a pathoanatomical diagnosis, or be a syndrome which is a description of the total symptomatology, or a single clinical sign.
diagnosis based on clinical signs and laboratory findings during life.
computer assisted diagnosis
a computer program identifies the diseases that fit the identified abnormalities best.
the determination of which one of several diseases may be producing the signs observed.
identifies the specific cause of the disease.
diagnosis to the point of identifying the system and organ involved and the nature of the lesion, but short of identifying the cause.
diagnosis based on information obtained by inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation.
a good radiological report does more than report findings. It interprets these findings if possible up to the point of making a pathoanatomical diagnosis (see above).
diagnosis performed by a veterinarian and based on information gleaned from a variety of sources, including (1) findings from a physical examination, (2) interview with the owner or custodian of the animal, (3) veterinary history of the patient and its cohorts and (4) paraclinical findings as reported by pertinent laboratory tests and radiological studies.