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.
- Features comprehensive, logically organized coverage of the latest advances in imaging techniques and interpretation for the dog, cat, and horse.
- A body systems approach presents information in a logical progression, covering skeletal versus soft tissue structures, normal anatomy, general radiographic changes, and the most common abnormalities affecting each particular system.
- Discussion of the physics of radiology, CT, and MRI offers a better understanding of the radiographic process.
- An atlas of normal radiographic anatomy of the dog and horse offers a basis for comparison to assist in recognizing abnormal findings.
- Information on radiation safety highlights safety measures associated with ionizing radiation.
- A self-assessment section at the end of each chapter evaluates understanding of key concepts and clinical applications.
- High-quality radiographic images, illustrations, tables, and charts throughout clarify important concepts and interpretative principles.
- A new chapter on Digital Images and Digital Radiographic Image Capture (Chapter 2).
- Updated and expanded coverage of brain and spinal cord imaging, including CT and MRI.
- More than 500 additional radiographic images that clarify key concepts.
Section I: PHYSICS AND PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION
1. Radiation Physics, Radiation Protection, and Darkroom Theory
2. Digital Images and Digital Radiographic Image Capture
3. Physics of Ultrasound Imaging
4. Physics of Computed Tomographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
5. Introduction to Radiographic Interpretation
Section II: THE AXIAL SKELETON
6. Technical Issues and Interpretation Principles Relating to the Axial Skeleton
7. Normal CT, MR, and Radiographic Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton
8. The Canine Skull, Nasal Cavity, and Sinuses
9. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features of Brain Disease
10. The Equine Skull, Nasal Cavity, and Sinuses
11. Canine Vertebrae
12. Canine Intervertebral Disk Disease
Section III: THE APPENDICULAR SKELETON
13. Technical Issues and Interpretation Principles Relating to the Appendicular Skeleton
14. Normal Radiographic Anatomy of the Appendicular Skeleton
15. Orthopedic Diseases of Young and Growing Dogs and Cats
16. 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 Tarsus
21. Equine Metacarpus and Metatarsus
22. Equine Metacarpophalangeal and Metatarsophalangeal Joints
23. Equine Phalanges
24. Equine Navicular Bone
Section IV: CARDIAC AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS
25. Technical Issues and Interpretation Principles Relating to the Cardiopulmonary System
26. Normal Radiographic Anatomy of the Cardiopulmonary System
27. The Canine and Feline Upper Airway and Trachea
28. The Canine and Feline Esophagus
29. The Canine and Feline Thoracic Wall
30. The Canine and Feline Diaphragm
31. The Canine Mediastinum
32. The Canine Pleural Space
33. The Canine and Feline Cardiovascular System
34. The Canine and Feline Lung
35. The Equine Lower Respiratory System
Section V: CANINE AND FELINE ABDOMEN
36. Technical Issues and Interpretation Principles Relating to the Canine and Feline Abdomen
37. Normal Radiographic Anatomy of the Abdomen
38. The Peritoneal Space
39. The Liver and Spleen
40. The Kidney and Ureters
41. The Urinary Bladder
42. The Urethra
43. The Prostate
44. The Uterus, Ovaries, and Testes
45. The Stomach
46. The Small Bowel
47. The Large Bowel