Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781455703647, 9780323266383

Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology

6th Edition

Authors: Donald Thrall
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455703647
eBook ISBN: 9780323266383
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th June 2012
Page Count: 864


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.

Key Features

    • Clear explanations and a logical format simplify the principles of veterinary diagnostic radiology, including patient positioning, radiographic technique, specific anatomic features of the body part in question, methods of radiographic viewing and interpretation, and assessment and applications of alternative imaging modalities.
    • High-quality radiographic images clarify key concepts and interpretation principles.
    • Up-to-date coverage of the most commonly seen species in private veterinary practices and veterinary teaching hospitals includes the cat, dog, and horse.
    • An atlas of normal radiographic anatomy in each section makes it easier to recognize abnormal radiographic findings.
    • A discussion of radiation safety highlights measures that can protect you from harmful radiation exposure.

    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


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    About the Author

    Donald Thrall

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC