SignalRAY Update - July 2021

We're pleased to announce the expansion of the SignalRAY test panels with the addition of three new tests

  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Rib fracture(s)
  • Vertebral anomaly

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DHA - Diaphragmatic hernia

Abnormal description: An abnormal test for diaphragmatic hernia indicates abdominal viscera (liver, stomach, spleen, small intestine, colon, pancreas, omentum) has been detected in the thoracic cavity. Presence of a diaphragmatic hernia may be recognized by the appearance of tubular gas filled structures in the thorax, abnormal soft tissue opacity within the thorax, enlarged cardiac silhouette with or without gas opacities, and/or incomplete diaphragm margins. 

DDx: Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, peritoneal pericardial diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia, other


RFX - Rib fracture(s)

Abnormal description: Interruption of the cortex is detected in one or multiple ribs. Fractures may be caused by trauma or bone pathology. Additional views may be necessary to adequately assess for a fracture.  

DDx: Traumatic fracture, healing fracture, rib lesion, other


VAN - Vertebral anomaly

Abnormal description: An abnormal test for vertebral anomaly indicates that a vertebra or vertebrae with an irregular structure has been detected. Transitional vertebrae, hemivertebrae, and block vertebrae are the most common anomalies identified and can be present in both dogs and cats, though occurrence is higher in specific breeds.

DDx: Hemivertebra, transitional vertebra, block vertebrae, spina bifida, other


Test Name Changes:

  • Aggressive Bone Lesion will become Lytic and/or Blastic Bone Lesion
  • Splenomegaly will become Prominent Spleen