Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasonography – A Diagnostic Atlas and Text

Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasonography – A Diagnostic Atlas and Text. The art and science of radiology became an integral part of

Small animal radiology and ultrasonography a diagnostic atlas and textveterinary medicine and surgery shortly after the exposure of the first radiographic films. This subsequently led to the publishing of the first English language text on the subject of radiology in canine practice. Although many special radiographic procedures have been described since then, survey radiography remains the standard for the majority of antemortem anatomical diagnoses.

This edition was written to further the original goal of the first book (i.e., to be a pictorial atlas that illustrates the radiographic and sonographic abnormalities of the common diseases of dogs and cats). The complementary role that radiography and sonography share is difficult to demonstrate in a limited number of illustrations, but it should be emphasized that in most cases both radiographic and sonographic information should be obtained and integrated to reach a complete diagnosis. As before, the text is offered to supplement the pictorial information.

We continue to believe that every radiographic study should have at least two views taken at right angles to each other and that every sonographic study should have multiple imaging planes assessed. However, due the limitations of cost, we have limited the images in the book to those best illustrating the lesions. We have also excluded computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear scans. Access to these modalities is still limited, but they are becoming more available and we anticipate that future editions will need to include these modalities.

As in the previous books, the author with primary responsibility for an area was accorded final discretion relative to the method of presentation and ultimate importance of specific material. Fortunately, disagreements were rare.

  • Broadened coverage including spectral Doppler echocardiographic studies to ensure users are up-to-date with the latest information.
  • Reference lists have been expanded to include more comprehensive information on particular subjects.
  • All areas of discussion are better illustrated to further enhance coverage of topics.
  • Broadened coverage including spectral Doppler echocardiographic studies to ensure users are up-to-date with the latest information.
  • Reference lists have been expanded to include more comprehensive information on particular subjects.
  • All areas of discussion are better illustrated to further enhance coverage of topics.
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