Radiology, Ultrasound Diagnostics And Physical Therapy


The Department of Radiology and Physical Therapy was founded in 1930, and in terms of equipment, it was one of the largest and most modern radiology department in the world. Ian c. yr. 1936/1937 the compulsory subject of Radiology and Physical Therapy was introduced in VI. semester. Teaching and diagnostic work were performed on the old location of the Faculty until 1957, and then the Department was moved to a purpose-built and properly equipped facility for the needs of radiology and physical therapy within the Faculty in Heinzelova Street. In 1995, the College of Ultrasound Diagnostics (Prof. Dr. Mensur Šehić) was established within the Department, and teaching, scientific and professional work in this more modern medical field began.

Scientific work

In the long history of the Department, scientific research work has been very fruitful and carried out in several scientific fields. Scientific work is related to the application of modern diagnostic contrast methods in various fields of veterinary medicine, osteoarthropathy, densitometry of meat and meat products, procedures of radiography and ultrasonography and the application of physical medicine in general. The results of these researches are evident in numerous published papers and university textbooks that cover the teaching issues of the Department. The field of general radiology was published in two textbooks (1995, 2009), clinical radiology in five textbooks (1990, 2000, 2002, twice in 2004), physical therapy in 1997, 2014 and ultrasound diagnostics in one textbook (2006). A large part of the scientific papers in the mentioned textbooks came from recent research, conducted by professors Mensur Šehić, Vladimir Butković, Damir Stanin and associates. Therefore, the published textbooks are very valuable scientific material, not only for graduate but also for postgraduate scientific-teaching and professional education.

Professional work

Assist prof. Dr. Zoran Vrbanac is one of the founders of the European Veterinary Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Association (VEPRA), which was founded in 2009. This is a relatively younger field in veterinary medicine that the Department plans to develop and improve with the aim of its applications in the daily practice of small and large animals. That is why prof. Dr. Zoran Vrbanac professionally trained in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation around the world (Italy, Israel, Great Britain, Austria, Luxembourg, China, USA), and in 2016 he successfully passed the exam in the USA and earned the title of Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). This created the conditions for the professional activity of the Department to include a more modern approach to the application of physical therapy and rehabilitation of domestic animals. In addition to the existing ultrashort wave therapy, devices for electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, a moving belt and a hydrotherapy pool were procured, and the described method of physical therapy and rehabilitation is already being successfully performed on domestic carnivores.

izv. prof. dr. sc. Zoran Vrbanac

Predstojnik, izvanredni profesor, DEVSMR, DACVSMR
Zoran Vrbanac

izv. prof. dr. sc. Hrvoje Capak

Izvanredni profesor; Prodekan za financijsko poslovanje i investicije
Hrvoje Capak

dr. med. vet. Ana Javor


dr. med. vet. Iva Bacan


univ. mag. med. vet. Branimir Škrlin

stručni suradnik
Branimir Škrlin

univ. mag. med. vet. Dino Stanin

stručni suradnik
Dino Stanin

bacc. radiol. techn. Filip Kereković

Inžinjer radiologije

bacc. radiol. techn. Filip Topolnjak

Inžinjer radiologije

rtg. tehn. Davor Mataić

Davor Mataić

Dorotea Pisačić

veterinarski tehničar

Paula Caganić

veterinarski tehničar

Anita Bogdanović

Anita Bogdanović

Veterinary Studies in English

Methods of Physical Therapy and Diagnostics

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