An Atlas of Radiology of the Traumatized Dog and Cat: The case-based approach / Edition 2

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Overview

The totally revised second edition of this comprehensive Atlas describes and explains the uses of diagnostic radiology and provides detailed instructions on how best to apply this technique to the diagnosis of traumatized dogs and cats, including a range of emergency cases. The main focus of the revised concept is the descriptive presentation of clinical cases.

The book consists of three main chapters: thoracic, abdominal and musculoskeletal trauma, including emergency cases. Four smaller chapters cover soft tissue injury, gunshot wounds, cases of abuse and poisoning. The first part of each chapter reviews the basics of the particular radiological techniques necessary for that section, radiographic characteristics, indications for examination, and diagnoses. The introduction is followed by numerous illustrated case studies. Each case is discussed in detail relative to the clinical history, the findings on examination, radiographic procedures, a description of the radiographic features/patterns determined on evaluation of the radiographs, a specific or differential diagnosis, and the treatment or management received by the patient. Follow-up-radiographic studies demonstrate the healing process in selected cases.

Veterinary practitioners will find ample material in the Atlas which will help to reinforce or improve their clinical or technical skills.

Incl. radiology of thoracic trauma/abdominal trauma/ musculoskeletal trauma/also incl. radiographs/case studies.

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... the images in this text are exemplary and the reproduction is of a high quality ... a useful tool for any veterinarian who does a lot of emergency work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783899930085
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Table of Contents

Preface
Notice
1 Introduction
1.1 Characteristics of a diagnostic
radiographic study
1.2 Importance of radiographic quality
1.3 Use of correct radiographic
technique
1.4 Use of a grid technique
1.5 Selection of intensifying screens
1.6 Radiographic viewing
1.7 Radiographic contrast
1.8 Film density versus tissue density
1.9 More about "density"?
1.10 The art of radiographic evaluation
1.11 Methods of radiographic evaluation
1.12 Preparing the radiological report
1.13 Terms to understand in radiology
2 Radiology of Thoracic Trauma
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Value of thoracic radiology
2.1.2 Indications for thoracic radiology
2.1.3 Patient positioning
2.1.4 Radiographic evaluation of
thoracic studies
2.1.5 Radiographic features in thoracic trauma
2.1.5.1 Disruption of the thoracic wall
2.1.5.2 Pleural space
2.1.5.3 Pneumothorax
2.1.5.4 Pleural fluid
2.1.5.5 Diaphragmatic rupture
2.1.5.6 Damage to lung parenchyma
2.1.5.7 Mediastinal injury
2.1.5.8 The heart
2.1.5.9 The esophagus
2.2 Case presentations
2.2.1 Thorax wall injury
2.2.2 Paracostal hernia
2.2.3 Pleural fluid
2.2.4 Lung injury
2.2.5 Pulmonary hematoma
2.2.6 Interstitial nodules
2.2.7 Diaphragmatic hernia
2.2.8 Pleural air
2.2.9 Tension pneumothorax
2.2.10 Pneumomediastinum
2.2.11 Hemomediastinum
2.2.12 Iatrogenic injury
2.2.13 Tracheal/bronchial foreign bodies
2.2.14 Tracheal injury
2.2.15 Esophageal foreign bodies
2.2.16 Esophageal injury
3 Radiology of Abdominal Trauma
3.1 Introduction
3.1.1 The value of abdominal radiology
3.1.2 Indications for abdominal radiology
3.1.3 Radiographic evaluation of
abdominal radiographs
3.1.4 Radiographic features in
abdominal trauma
3.1.4.1 Peripheral soft tissue trauma
3.1.4.2 Fractures
3.1.4.3 Peritoneal fluid
3.1.4.4 Peritoneal air
3.1.4.5 Retroperitoneal fluid
3.1.4.6 Retroperitoneal air
3.1.4.7 Organ enlargement
3.1.4.8 The pelvis
3.1.5 Use of contrast studies in the
traumatized abdomen
3.1.5.1 Urinary tract trauma
3.1.5.2 Gastrointestinal tract trauma
Gastric foreign bodies
3.2 Case presentations
3.2.1 Gastric foreign bodies and dilatation
3.2.2 Small bowel foreign bodies
3.2.3 Peritoneal fluid
3.2.4 Inguinal hernias
3.2.5 Renal, ureteral, and urinary
bladder injury
3.2.6 Urethral injury
3.2.8 Postsurgical problems
4 Radiology of Musculoskeletal
Trauma and Emergency Cases
4.1 Introduction
4.1.1 The order of case presentation
4.1.2 Type of information gained by a
radiographic evaluation of the skeleton
in the trauma patient
4.1.3 Indications for radiography in suspected
musculoskeletal trauma
4.1.4 Factors influencing radiographic
image quality
4.1.5 Enhancement of the diagnostic
quality of a musculoskeletal
4.1.6 Use of sequential radiographic studies
4.2 Case presentations
4.2.1 Radiographic features of
appendicular skeletal injury
4.2.1.1 Fracture classification
4.2.1.2 Orthopedic fixation devices
4.2.1.3 Post-traumatic aseptic necrosis
4.2.1.4 Disuse osteoporosis (osteopenia)
4.2.1.5 Forelimb injury
Scapula and shoulder joint
Humerus and elbow joint
Radius and ulna
Forefoot
4.2.1.6 Pelvic limb injury
Pelvis
Hip Joint
Femur
Stifle joint
Tibia
Hindfoot
4.2.2 Radiographic features of axial
skeleton injuries
4.2.2.1 Disruption of the thoracic wall
4.2.2.2 Head
4.2.2.3 Spine
Cervical vertebrae
Thoracic vertebrae
Lumbar vertebrae
4.2.2.4 Malunion fractures
4.2.2.5 Non-union or delayed union fractures
4.2.2.6 Traumatic injuries to growing bones
Physeal growth injuries
Apophyseal fractures
4.2.2.7 Radiographic changes of osteomyelitis
5 Radiographic Features of
Soft Tissue Injuries
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Case presentations
6 Radiographic Features of
Gunshot Injuries
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Case presentations
7 Radiographic Features in Cases of
Abuse
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Case presentations
8 Poisoning
8.1 Case presentations
8.1.1 Rodenticide poisoning
8.1.2 Herbicide poisoning

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