• This reference book covers using digital radiology and medical imaging procedures such as ultrasound, MRI and scintigraphy in veterinary practice. The approach is a step-by-step guide, with tips and techniques to ensure optimal X-rays and advice on how to improve radiation protection. All commonly kept pets are included: small mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

    Translated from the German edition, Diagnostic Radiology in Small Animal Practice 2nd Edition is an extraordinary resource for veterinary students and veterinary school libraries

  • 1 Basic Radiology Principles and Interpretation
    2 Designing a Radiographic Technique Chart
    3 Artifacts
    4 Applied Radiation Safety
    5 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
    6 Head
    7 Spine (Neuroradiology including Contrast Procedures)
    8 Neck (including Trachea)
    9 Thorax (Excluding the Heart)
    10 Heart and Great Vessels
    11 General Abdomen
    12 Liver, Spleen, Lymph Nodes, Pancreas
    13 Digestive Tract (including Contrast Procedures)
    14 Urogenital Tract (Including Contrast Procedures)
    15 General Principles of Orthopedic Radiology
    16 Congenital and Developmental Bone and Joint Diseases
    17 Acquired Bone and Joint Diseases
    18 Fractures
    19 Birds
    20 Small Mammals
    21 Reptiles

  • Silke Hecht, Dr. med. vet., DACVR, DECVDI

    • 1998 Graduation (Veterinary Degree), Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich, Germany
    • 2001 Doctorate (Dr. med. vet.), LMU, Munich, Germany
    • 1998-2002 Internship and Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, LMU, Munich, Germany
    • 2002-2005 Residency in Diagnostic Imaging, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
      • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 2005
      • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) 2006


    • 2005-present University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN, USA
      • Current position: Professor in Radiology

    Areas of interest: Magnetic resonance imaging, neuroimaging, oncologic imaging

    Scientific Contributions

    • > 70 Peer reviewed publications, > 40 scientific abstracts presented at national and international meetings, > 10 invited review articles
    • Editor of German textbook on Veterinary Radiology (“Roentgendiagnostik in der Kleintierpraxis”) and author/co-author of > 30 chapters in various textbooks

    Other Information

    • Served on multiple ACVR and/or ECVDI committees including ECVDI Credentials Committee, ACVR Grant Awards Committee and ACVR Examination Committee
    • 2013-2015 President, CT/MRI Society of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)
    • 2015-2016 President, American College of Veterinary Radiology