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

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

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Radiography of the Dog and Cat

A convenient and authoritative quick-reference guide to help you get the most from radiography of dogs and cats.

In the newly revised second edition of Radiography of the Dog and Cat:: Guide to Making and Interpreting Radiographs, the authors deliver a thorough update to a celebrated reference manual for all veterinary personnel, student to specialist, involved with canine and feline radiography. The book takes a straightforward approach to the fundamentals of radiography and provides easy-to-follow explanations of key points and concepts. Hundreds of new images have been added covering normal radiographic anatomy and numerous diseases and disorders.

Readers of the book will also find::

  • An expanded positioning guide along with images of properly positioned radiographs.
  • Numerous examples of radiographic artifacts with explanations of their causes and remedies.
  • Detailed explanations of many contrast radiography procedures, including indications, contraindications, and common pitfalls.
  • Comprehensive treatments of Musculoskeletal, Thoracic, and Abdominal body parts, including both normal and abnormal radiographic appearances and variations in body types.


Perfect for veterinary practitioners and students, the second edition of Radiography of the Dog and Cat:: Guide to Making and Interpreting Radiographs is also a valuable handbook for veterinary technical staff seeking a one-stop reference for dog and cat radiography.

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  • About the Companion Website vii

    Introduction VIII

    Chapter 1: X- Rays 1

    Introduction 2

    X-ray machine 4

    Image receptors 10

    Geometry of the x-ray beam 16

    X-ray interactions with matter 20

    Radiographic density 24

    Opacity 27

    Radiographic contrast 31

    Radiographic detail 34

    Technique chart 39

    Radiograph storage and distribution 42

    Radiation safety 44

    Chapter 2: Radiographs 51

    Introduction – plan for success 52

    Positioning guide 55

    Artifacts 83

    Contrast radiography 102

    Procedures in contrast radiography 105

    Alimentary tract contrast studies 106

    Urogenital contrast studies 113

    Cardiovascular contrast studies 118

    Neurologic contrast studies 121

    Head contrast studies 126

    Miscellaneous contrast studies 128

    Reading radiographs 131

    Chapter 3: Thorax 137

    Introduction 138

    Radiographic views of the thorax 140

    Patient factors 141

    Thoracic wall 143

    Diaphragm 149

    Pleura and Pleural Space 155

    Mediastinum 164

    Esophagus 172

    Heart 179

    Major vessels 194

    Congenital heart disease 196

    Acquired heart disease 201

    Trachea 207

    Lungs 213

    Specific lung diseases 231

    Differential diagnoses for thorax 247

    Chapter 4: Abdomen 269

    Introduction to abdominal radiography 270

    Patient factors 274

    Abdominal cavity 274

    Liver 283

    Spleen 290

    Pancreas 293

    Gastrointestinal tract 295

    Stomach 296

    Small intestine 309

    Large intestine 318

    Urogenital tract 328

    Kidneys and ureters 329

    Urinary bladder 341

    Urethra 352

    Male genital system 356

    Female genital system 361

    Hermaphroditism 364

    Adrenal glands 365

    Differential diagnoses for abdomen 367

    Chapter 5: Musculoskeleton 387

    Introduction to musculoskeletal radiography 389

    Soft tissues 390

    Orthopedic anatomic considerations 391

    Bone response to disease or injury 393

    Bone production 402

    Bone loss 403

    Fractures 405

    Osteomyelitis 412

    Osseous neoplasia 414

    Benign conditions of bone 416

    Congenital and developmental abnormalities 417

    Joints 427

    Joint diseases 428

    Appendicular skeleton 433

    Shoulder 433

    Elbow 437

    Carpus 447

    Digits 449

    Pelvis 452

    Stifle 464

    Tarsus 473

    Axial skeleton 477

    Vertebral column 477

    Spinal abnormalities 481

    Head and neck 495

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) 508

    Teeth 509

    Salivary glands and nasolacrimal duct 511

    Pharynx and larynx 512

    Differential diagnoses for musculoskeleton 514

    Glossary of Radiologic Terms 527

    Index 553

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