• Learn the latest advances in veterinary diagnostic radiology! Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 7th Edition, is a one-stop resource covering the principles of radiographic technique and interpretation for dogs, cats, and horses. Within this bestselling text, high-quality radiographic images accompany clear coverage of diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, MRI, and CT. User-friendly direction helps you to develop essential skills in patient positioning, radiographic technique and safety measures, normal and abnormal anatomy, radiographic viewing and interpretation, and alternative imaging modalities. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include important advances in the field, information about contrast media, dental radiography, and more!

    New to this Edition

    • NEW! Chapter on CT and MR contrast media gives you a better understanding of the agents used to alter patient contrast.
    • NEW! Information on digital imaging helps you understand the latest advances in digital imaging.
    • NEW! Chapter on dental radiology covers common dental issues you may encounter in practice.
    • NEW! Chapter on MR spinal imaging provides the latest information on the diagnosis of spinal cord disease through the use of CT and MRI.

    Key Features

    • Coverage of ultrasound imaging procedures such as the esophagram, upper GI examination, excretory urography, and cystography helps in determining when and how these procedures are performed in today's practice.
    • Rewritten chapters on basic interpretation emphasizes radiography, radiation safety, superficial coverage of normal variants, and will include more in-depth information on the framework for interpretation.
    • An atlas of normal radiographic anatomy in each section makes it easier to recognize abnormal radiographic findings.
    • High-quality radiographic images clarify key concepts and interpretation principles.
    • Up-to-date coverage of the most commonly seen species in private veterinary practices and veterinary teaching hospitals includes the cat, dog, and horse.
  • Section I: Physics and Principles of Interpretation
    1. Radiation Protection and Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
    2. Digital Radiographic Imaging
    3. Physics of Ultrasound Imaging
    4. Physics of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    5. Radiographic, CT and MR Contrast Media
    6. Introduction to Radiographic Interpretation

    Section II: The Axial Skeleton: Canine, Feline, and Equine
    7. Radiographic Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton
    8. Basic Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Axial Skeleton
    9. The Cranial and Nasal Cavities: Canine and Feline
    10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features of Brain Disease in Small Animals
    11. The Equine Head
    12. The Canine and Feline Vertebrae
    13. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography Features of Canine and Feline Spinal Cord Disease

    Section III: The Appendicular Skeleton: Canine, Feline, and Equine
    14. Radiographic Anatomy of the Appendicular Skeleton
    15. Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Appendicular Skeleton
    16. Orthopedic Diseases of Young and Growing Dogs and Cats
    17. Fracture Healing and Complications
    18. Radiographic Features of Bone Tumors and Bone Infections
    19. Radiographic Signs of Joint Disease in Dogs and Cats
    20. The Equine Stifle and Tarsus
    21. The Equine Carpus
    22. The Equine Metacarpal and Metatarsal Regions
    23. The Equine Metacarpophalangeal and Metatarsophalangeal Articulation
    24. The Equine Phalanges
    25. The Equine Navicular Bone

    Section IV: Thoracic Cavity: Canine, Feline, and Equine
    26. Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Thorax
    27. The Pharnyx, Larynx, and Trachea
    28. Canine and Feline Esophagus
    29. The Thoracic Wall
    30. The Diaphragm
    31. The Mediastinum
    32. The Pleural Space
    33. The Heart and Pulmonary Vessels
    34. The Canine and Feline Lung
    35. The Equine Thorax

    Section V: Abdominal Cavity: Canine and Feline
    36. Principles of Radiographic Interpretation of the Abdomen
    37. The Peritoneal Space
    38. The Liver and Spleen
    39. The Kidneys and Ureters
    40. The Urinary Bladder
    41. The Urethra
    42. The Prostate Gland
    43. The Uterus, Ovaries and Testes
    44. The Stomach
    45. The Small Bowel
    46. The Large Bowe

  • Donald E. Thrall, DVM, PhD, DACVR, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC