Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology


  • Donald Thrall, DVM, PhD, DACVR, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC

Covering the principles of radiographic technique and interpretation for dogs, cats, and horses, Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Edition helps you develop proficiency in diagnostic skills. High-quality radiographic images accompany clear coverage of diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, MRI, and CT, as well as patient positioning, radiographic technique and safety measures, normal and abnormal anatomy, radiographic viewing and interpretation, and alternative imaging modalities. New to this edition is a chapter on MR spinal imaging and updated information on digital imaging. Written by radiology educator and expert Donald E. Thrall, along with a group of highly qualified, board-certified radiologists, this bestselling reference is a one-stop resource for the latest advances in veterinary diagnostic radiology.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-0364-7

Table of Contents

Section I: Physics and Principles of Interpretation

    1. Radiation Physics and Protection

    2. Digital Images and Digital Radiographic Image Capture

    3. Physics of Ultrasound Imaging

    4. Physics of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    5. Introduction to Radiographic Interpretation

      Section II: The Axial Skeleton: Canine, Feline, and Equine

        6. Radiographic Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton

          7. Basic Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Axial Skeleton

          8. Canine and Feline Skull, Nasal Cavity and Sinuses

            9. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features of Canine and Feline Brain Disease

              10. Equine Skull, Nasal Cavity and Sinuses

                11. Canine and Feline Vertebrae

                  12. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography Features of Canine and Feline Spinal Cord Disease NEW!

                    Section III: The Appendicular Skeleton: Canine, Feline, and Equine

                      13. Radiographic Anatomy of the Appendicular Skeleton

                        14. Basic Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Appendicular Skeleton

                          15. Canine and Feline Orthopedic Diseases

                            16. Canine and Feline Fracture Healing and Complications

                              17. Canine and Feline Bone Tumors vs. Bone Infections

                                18. Canine and Feline Joint Disease

                                  19. Equine Stifle and Tarsus

                                    20. Equine Carpus

                                      21. Equine Metacarpus and Metatarsus

                                        22. Equine Metacarpophalangeal (Metatarsophalangeal) Joint

                                          23. Equine Phalanges

                                            24. Equine Navicular Bone

                                              Section IV: Thoracic Cavity: Canine, Feline, and Equine

                                                25. Basic Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Thorax

                                                  26. Canine and Feline Upper Airway and Trachea

                                                    27. Canine and Feline Esophagus

                                                      28. Canine and Feline Thoracic Wall

                                                        29. Canine and Feline Diaphragm

                                                          30. Canine Mediastinum

                                                            31. Canine Pleural Space

                                                              32. Canine and Feline Cardiovascular System

                                                                33. Canine and Feline Lung

                                                                  34. Equine Lower Respiratory System

                                                                    Section V: Abdominal Cavity: Canine and Feline

                                                                      35. Basic Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Abdomen

                                                                        36. Peritoneal Space

                                                                          37. Liver and Spleen

                                                                            38. Kidneys and Ureters

                                                                              39. Urinary Bladder

                                                                                40. Urethra

                                                                                  41. Prostate Gland

                                                                                    42. Uterus, Ovaries and Testes

                                                                                      43. Stomach

                                                                                        44. Small Bowel

                                                                                          45. Large Bowel