This book is the first of three volumes in the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging series, focusing on veterinary diagnostic imaging and the new technologies available to help diagnose and pinpoint disease in dogs and cats. More than a textbook, this resource is designed to be a valuable tool for self-directed learning. Its consistent organization and well-referenced, extremely thorough text takes the reader through normal anatomy and positioning, followed by imaging for specific structures. General observations and specific problems are discussed including trauma/fracture, infection, and neoplasm. In addition to its focus on radiology, discussions of supplementary imaging are presented where appropriate. Additional imaging includes ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
- Radiographic Diagnostic Indicators (RDIs) - a set of small, versatile radiographic observations - combine with one another, often leading to a radiographic diagnosis.
- Just-in-time normals" present normal radiographs alongside abnormal images rather than in separate chapters, for the greatest convenience and effective comparison.
- References citing the names of the principal source authors are integrated into the text to present a clear picture of the origins of knowledge and facilitate reading without a break in concentration.
- "Telescopic" illustrations show images in both orientation and close-up views in cases where full visualization is important, as well as ultra-close views when fine detail is essential.
- At-a-glance diagnoses present a detailed description of each image as well as a concise, one- or two-word diagnosis in bold type.
- Emphasis zones - regions of interest that have been electronically enhanced - highlight some of the more complex lesions and assist the reader with identifying and studying them.
SECTION 1: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES OF THE MEDICAL IMAGIST
1. Veterinary Medical Imaging: An Overview
2. Principles of Radiographic Imaging
3. Principles of Computed Tomographic Imaging
4. Principles of Sonographic Imaging
5. Principles of Nuclear Imaging
6. Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
7. Film Reading: Strategies, Misdiagnosis, Reporting & Consulting
8. Standard Radiographic Protocols, Patient-Tailored Examinations, & Special Radiography
9. Examination Protocols, Strategic Supplementary Projections, & Normal Radiographic & Cross-Sectional Anatomy
SECTION 2: THE EXTREMITIES
10. Extremital RDI’s
11. Extremital Injury
13. Extremital Infection
14. Extremital Bone Tumors
15. Extremital Soft Tissue Tumors
17. Congenital & Developmental Bone Disease
18. Miscellaneous Extremital Disorders
19. Skeletal Deficiencies, Dysplasias & Deformities
SECTION 3: THE SKULL, BRAIN, EYE AND EAR
20. Skull RDI’s
21. Head Injury & Infection
22. Skull Tumors
23. Nasal Cavity Disease
24. Dental, Gum & Tongue Disease
25. Brain Disease & Injury (Intracranial Lesions)
26. The Ear
27. The Eye & Orbit
28. Miscellaneous Diseases
SECTION 4: THE SPINE
29. Spinal RDI’s
30. Congenital Spinal Malformations (Congenital Spinal Anomalies)
31. Developmental Spinal & Spinal Cord Disorders Causing Cord & Nerve Root Compression
32. Spinal & Related Spinal Cord Injury
33. Disc Disease (Intervertebral Disc Disease, Degenerative Disc Disease, Extradural Degenerative Disease)
34. Spondylosis, Facetal Arthritis & Dural Ossification Spondylosis
35. Spinal Infection (Vertebral Osteomyelitis, Vertebral Body Osteomyeliti
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- © Mosby 2003
- 16th June 2003
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Professor of Veterinary Medical Imaging, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskkatchewan, Canada