This book offers a practical approach to general film interpretation and a prioritized approach to differential diagnoses. The text is organized into key points and important features, making this an ideal quick reference guide to thoracic radiology for vets. It covers interpretation of radiographs for the diagnosis in dogs and cats, how to increase the quality of images, background information about the possible causes of various abnormal finding and corresponding diagnostic tests and treatments. Covering all the basics with useful hints on radiographic techniques and positioning of dogs and cats, normal and abnormal findings are discussed as well as possible causes, suggestion for additional diagnostic test, and treatment approaches. Excellent quality images and diagrammed overlays make this a fast and convenient reference.
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Table of Contents
Section 1 Radiology Introduction Some Helpful Hints Applications of Thoracic Radiology Limitations of Thoracic Radiology What is a Radiograph? A Brief Discussion of Film Artifacts Thoracic Radiography Positioning Interpretation of Positioning What views do I take?
Section 2 Normal Radiographic Anatomy Introduction Radiological Variations Patient Positioning Geriatric Patients Obesity Breed Variations Body Wall Variations
Section 3 Radiology of the Heart Techniques Evaluation Methods Method for Detecting Focal Heart Chamber Enlargement in Cats and Dogs Methods for Detecting Generalized Heart Enlargement Signs of Left-Sided Enlargement Causes of Left-Sided Heart Enlargement Signs of Right-Sided Heart Enlargement Causes of Right-Sided Enlargement Signs of Generalized Cardiomegaly Causes of Generalized Cardiomegaly Common Causes of Heart Disease with Normal Appearing Heart
Section 4 Vessels Intrathoracic Vasculature Intrathoracic Aorta Caudal Vena Cava Pulmonary Vessels General Principles Radiologic Signs of Vascular Disease
Section 5 Lungs Causes of Increased Lung Opacity: The Pattern Approach Alveolar Patterns Bronchial Patterns Vascular Patterns Nodular Interstitial Unstructured Interstitial Causes of Decreased Opacity
Section 6 Pleural Space Disease Pneumothorax Physiology of Free Air and Radiographic Views Roentgen Signs Underlying Causes Types of Pneumothorax Treatment Pleural Effusion Physiology of Free Fluid and Radiographic Views Roentgen Signs Pleural Fissures Pleural Edema Types of Fluid Testing Concurrent Conditions
Section 7 Mediastinum Normal Radiographic Anatomy of the Mediastinum Normal Visible Structures Mediastinal Reflections Mediastinal Diseases Pneumomediastinum Mediastinal Masses Disorders of the Esophagus Disorders of the Trachea Mediastinal Shift
Section 8 Diaphragm Normal Radiographic Features Cupula Left and Right Crura Radiographic Features of Hernia Congenital Hernia Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia Rare Hernia Reasons for Loss of Diaphragmatic Border
Section 9 Body Wall and Ribs Body Wall Normal Variations Radiographic Appearance of Diseases Other Body Wall Diseases Appendices A. Technique Chart B. Lateral Thorax Positioning C. Ventral Dorsal Thorax Positioning D. Dorsal Ventral Positioning
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