Radiography of the Dog and Cat: Guide to Making and Interpreting Radiographs

Radiography of the Dog and Cat: Guide to Making and Interpreting Radiographs PDF

By M. C. Muhlbauer and S. K. Kneller

Radiography of the Dog and Cat: Guide to Making and Interpreting Radiographs PDF offers a comprehensive guide to producing high-quality radiographs and evaluating radiographic findings.  Equally useful as a quick reference or for more in-depth information on specific diseases and disorders, the book is logically organized into sections describing how to make high-quality radiographs, normal radiographic anatomy, and interpretation of radiographic abnormalities.  It is packed with checklists for systematic evaluation, numerous figures and line drawings, and exhaustive lists of differential diagnoses, resulting in an especially practical guide for the radiographic procedures performed in everyday practice.

Written in a streamlined, easy-to-read style, the book offers a simple and fresh approach to radiography of the dog and cat, correlating physics, physiology, and pathology.  Coverage includes patient positioning, contrast radiography, normal and abnormal radiographic findings, and differential diagnoses as they pertain to musculoskeletal, thoracic, and abdominal structures.  Radiography of the Dog and Cat: Guide to Making and Interpreting Radiographs is a one-stop reference for improving the quality and diagnostic yield of radiographs in your clinical practice.

Table of Contents

About the Companion Website ix

Acknowledgment xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1: Interpretation of Radiographs 3

Musculoskeleton 4

Thorax 12

Abdomen 27

Chapter 2: Making Quality Radiographs 43

Production and use of diagnostic x-rays 44

Positioning guide 59

Interpreting radiographs 82

Scope of diagnostic imaging 85

Chapter 3: Contrast Radiography 87

Indications for contrast radiography 88

Types of contrast media 88

Adverse effects associated with contrast media 89

Contrast radiography procedures 91

Chapter 4: Musculoskeleton 123

Normal radiographic anatomy 125

General 125

Bone development 128

Sesamoid bones 130

Variable ossification centers 132

Joints 133

Skull 146

Diseases and disorders 152

Bone production 152

Bone loss 156

Benign conditions 157

Fractures 161

Hypertrophic osteopathy (HO) 171

Osteomyelitis 171

Osseous neoplasia 174

Soft tissues 177

Appendicular skeleton 180

Axial skeleton 232

Differential diagnoses 264

General bone 264

Joints 267

Spine 268

Skull 271

Pharynx and larynx abnormalities 273

Chapter 5: Thorax 275

Normal radiographic anatomy 277

Thoracic wall 277

Diaphragm 279

Pleura and pleural space 279

Mediastinum 280

Esophagus 282

Heart and major vessels 284

Trachea 290

Bronchi 290

Lungs 291

Diseases and disorders 294

Thoracic wall 294

Diaphragm 297

Pleura and pleural space 299

Mediastinum 304

Esophagus 306

Heart and major vessels 312

Trachea and bronchi 335

Lungs 341

Differential diagnoses 356

Thoracic wall 356

Diaphragm 357

Pleura and pleural space 358

Mediastinum 360

Esophagus 362

Cardiac silhouette 364

Major vessels 368

Trachea 369

Lungs 371

Chapter 6: Abdomen 377

Normal radiographic anatomy 379

Peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces 379

Liver 380

Gall bladder/biliary system 381

Spleen 381

Pancreas 383

Gastrointestinal tract 383

Urinary tract 388

Adrenal glands 390

Male genital system 391

Female genital system 393

Diseases and disorders 393

Peritoneal hernia 393

Liver 394

Gall bladder/biliary system 396

Spleen 397

Pancreas 398

Gastrointestinal tract 399

Urinary tract 415

Adrenal glands 427

Male genital system 429

Female genital system 433

Differential diagnoses 436

Abdominal cavity 436

Abdominal wall 440

Gastrointestinal tract 441

Liver 447

Spleen 448

Pancreas 449

Urinary tract 450

Male genital system 455

Female genital system 455

Glossary 457

Bibliography 473

Index 475

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