Handbook of Small Animal Radiological Differential Diagnosis


  • Ruth Dennis, MA, VctMB, DVR, DipECVDI, MRCVS
  • Robert Kirberger, BVSc, MMedVet(Rad), DipECVDI, Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
  • Robert Wrigley, BVSc, MS, DVR, DipACVR, DipECVDI, MRCVS, Professor Diagnostic Imaging, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA; Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Frances Barr, MA, VetMB, PhD, DVR, DipECVDI, MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Imaging, School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

This is the veterinary version of Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis by Chapman and Nakielny. The main aim of the book is to provide lists of differential diagnoses for radiological signs to help practitioners with logical interpretation of radiographs. Because the level of radiological knowledge and expertise of veterinary general practitioners is relatively low (compared with specialist radiologists), each chapter begins with a description of normal radiographic appearance. In order to help practitioners plan how to narrow down a list of differentials or confirm a diagnosis, suggestions for contrast studies and further diagnostic tests are listed. There is a smaller chapter on ultrasonographic signs which is structured in the same way as the radiology section. Another chapter gives lists of the radiological and ultrasonographic features of a selection of common conditions.
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Veterinary Practitioners (small animal and mixed practice). Veterinary students (final 2 years), those studying for higher qualifications in veterinary radiology.Veterinary radiologists.


Book information

  • Published: May 2001
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2485-6

Table of Contents

Preface. Foreword. 1. Skeletal system: general. 2. Joints. 3. Appendicular skeleton. 4. Head and neck. 5. Spine. 6. Lower respiratory tract. 7. Cardiovascular system. 8. Other thoracic structures - pleural cavity, mediastinum thoracic oesophagus, thoracic wall. 9. Gastrointestinal tract. 10. Urogenital tract. 11. Other abdominal structures - abdominal wall, peritoneal and retroperitoneal cavities, parenchymal organs. 12. Soft tissues. Appendix. Index.