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Overview

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.

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.

NEW chapter on MR spinal imaging provides the latest information on the diagnosis of spinal cord disease through the use of CT and MRI.
NEW information on digital imaging covers the newest advances in digital imaging.
Updated coverage of procedures such as the esophagram, upper GI examination, excretory urography, and cystography helps in determining when and how these procedures are performed in today’s practice.
Revised chapters on basic interpretation make information easier to find, with in-depth discussions of the principles of image acquisition and interpretation, radiography, radiation safety, and basic coverage of normal variants.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Radiology remains one of the main diagnostic tools in veterinary practice, and image interpretation can present a significant challenge to the practitioner. Thrall's 'Textbooks of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology', now in its editio, has been a major reference text on this topic for overa quarter of a century. The aim of the book is to provide instruction in canine, feline and equine radiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students...This new edition of a staple radiology textbook continues to provide excellent learning and reference material in canine, feline and equine imaging for students and qualified vets. It would be a worthwhile addition to a practice or personal library."

Vet Record, Oct 2012

Amy L. Geisse
This book thoroughly covers canine, feline, and equine radiographic diagnoses. It is divided by body parts, with a chapter on radiographic interpretation and a chapter on normal canine and equine radiology. This is the second edition; the first was published in 1986. The purpose is to facilitate learning of radiographic interpretation by creating a thoroughly illustrated book on dog, cat, and horse diagnostic imaging. The new chapter with normal radiographic anatomy should make this edition more user-friendly. These are worthy objectives, and the author does an excellent job of accomplishing them. The book is written for those learning radiographic interpretation. Any veterinary student or practitioner would benefit from this book, because its pictures are wonderful to use for comparison. Twenty-nine diplomates of the ACVR contributed to this book. The illustrations are excellent in both quality and content. They are the essence of this book. The references vary by chapter and author, but in general they are more than adequate and appear to be current enough for the subject (average approximately 1980). This handsome book includes hundreds of radiographs with detailed captions and explicit diagrams. The chapter on normal anatomy is quite well done and includes even very small details. This is a superb book that is useful for all veterinary students, general practitioners, and most specialists. I recommend it highly. The new edition has excluded avian radiography, which is a great loss; however, as the author points out, other sources for this information exist. Also excluded in the new edition is information on ultrasound, CT, and MRI, because these are now so commonly used in veterinarymedicine that they require individual attention. The chapter on canine and equine normal radiographic anatomy is a superb addition and worthy of publishing and buying the new edition.
Marcella D. Ridgway
This comprehensive text of diagnostic radiology of the dog, cat, and horse addresses general concepts and clinical applications of veterinary radiology and updates the second edition (1994) with new chapters on canine and feline brain imaging, radiation safety, radiation physics, and visual perception, with expanded coverage of equine radiographic anatomy as well as updated illustrations. The purpose is to provide a veterinary textbook with in-depth coverage of diagnostic radiology and to foster a sound, basic understanding of the principles of radiographic imaging and interpretation, emphasizing the recognition of normal anatomy as well as radiographic abnormalities associated with various disease processes. This book is useful as an atlas of normal and abnormal radiographic findings as well as a veterinary textbook. It is written for students of veterinary medicine but is also useful as a reference for all veterinarians in practices and specialties utilizing radiographic imaging as a diagnostic tool. The book contains 47 chapters with a list of references for each, and a comprehensive index. The first four chapters cover basic principles of radiation physics and safety and radiographic interpretation. Subsequent chapters are organized by anatomic region and skeletal versus soft tissue structures, and cover normal anatomy, general radiographic changes, and specific disease entities for each anatomic structure. Each chapter concludes with a set of study questions for self-assessment of comprehension and ability to apply the material presented. Answers to the questions are provided in the back of the book. Chapters feature abundant illustrative material with many black-and-whiteplates, charts, diagrams, and summary tables which are clear, easy to read, and pertinent. This textbook is very complete, well-organized, and clearly written with excellent illustrations. Each subject is covered in a thorough but concise manner, making the material easy to assimilate. The tables and diagrams are exceptional; they are well-designed and extremely effective in demonstrating and summarizing the material presented in the text. The book is replete with radiographic figures depicting normal and abnormal findings. The image quality of these reproductions is outstanding and the figures provide excellent radiographic representations of the material in the text. The author clearly defines the scope of the book's coverage and stays within this focus, which makes it a much better teaching tool and reference than similar textbooks which incorporate superficial coverage of related medical and surgical topics and thereby become difficult to read and are potentially misleading.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Chantal A Imbs, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a revised and updated version of a textbook on imaging in veterinary medicine. The editor and 43 authors contributed to this 832-page, hardcover book. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The primary objective is to serve as an instructional aid for students of imaging to help them interpret both basic and challenging images. Comprehensive, written by experts, this essential resource provides much-needed information for anyone who needs insight into veterinary diagnostic radiology.
Audience: Designed to present a user-friendly approach to diagnostic radiology, this book is written for students, but would also be useful to veterinarians, interns, residents, or technicians interested in augmenting their knowledge of imaging techniques and interpretation.
Features: The book covers principles of imaging techniques and interpretation of the different body parts of canine, feline, and equine species. This fifth edition also includes access to a web portal hosting self-assessment quizzes, case studies, an atlas, movies, and lists of key points of each chapter, among other resources. Moreover, new chapters on the basic principles of digital imaging and MR imaging of brain disease in small animals are included.
Assessment: This is a helpful and valuable source of information on radiography technique, normal and abnormal anatomy, and alternative imaging modalities. The new chapters and the deployment of the normal anatomical atlas throughout the text are improvements over the previous edition.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455703647
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/22/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 862,666
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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