• This book offers a comprehensive resource for imaging the feline patient, with an emphasis on the unique considerations of imaging cats. It focuses on radiology and ultrasound, with some coverage of advanced imaging such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Incorporating more than 1750 high-quality images, it is an invaluable reference for any veterinary practitioner with a significant feline caseload.

    Feline Diagnostic Imaging begins with information on the radiographic evaluation of the thorax, abdomen, and musculoskeletal structures, including normal anatomy and pathology, followed by a review of common echocardiographic and abdominal ultrasound findings and abnormalities. Advanced imaging of the skull using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging cases of brain and spinal disease are also included. The book:

    • Provides imaging information specifically tailored to the particular needs of cats
    • Emphasizes the modalities most commonly used in general practice, with some discussion of advanced imaging
    • Gives a complete overview of diagnostic imaging for the feline patients
    • Includes tips and tricks for the unique considerations of working with cats
    • Presents essential information for any practitioner treating feline patients

    Offering a feline focus not found in other imaging books, Feline Diagnostic Imaging is an essential purchase for veterinarians wishing to improve their diagnostic imaging skills in cats. It’s also an excellent guide for veterinary radiologists, and veterinary students and residents.

  • List of contributors


    Section 1 Advanced Imaging Techniques

    Chapter 1 Digital radiography

    Chapter 2 Principles of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

    Chapter 3 Ultrasound: physical principles of ultrasound imaging

    Chapter 4 Nuclear imaging

    Section 2 Imaging the Neurologic System

    Chapter 5 Diagnostic imaging of diseases of the skull

    Chapter 6 Imaging the feline neurologic system

    Chapter 7 Normal cross-sectional anatomy of the eye and orbit

    Chapter 8 Diseases of the eye

    Section 3 Imaging the Thorax

    Chapter 9 Normal radiographic anatomy

    Chapter 10 Normal cardiovascular imaging

    Chapter 11 Advanced imaging modalities

    Chapter 12 Congenital heart disease

    Chapter 13 Acquired heart disease

    Chapter 14. Feline pulmonary disease

    Chapter 15 Thoracic cavity

    Chapter 16 Trachea

    Chapter 17 Mediastinal disease

    Chapter 18 Pleura

    Chapter 19 Diaphragm

    Chapter 20 Thorax

    Section 4 Imaging the Abdomen

    Chapter 21 Normal gastrointestinal anatomy

    Chapter 22 Gastrointestinal disease

    Chapter 23 Liver

    Chapter 24 Pancreas

    Chapter 25 Adrenal gland

    Chapter 26 Normal urinary system

    Chapter 27 Urinary disease

    Chapter 28 Reproduction

    Chapter 29 Hemolymphatics

    Chapter 30 Peritoneal cavity

    Chapter 31 Body wall

    Section 5 Imaging the Musculoskeletal System

    Chapter 32 Overview of the musculoskeletal system


  • Merrilee Holland, DVM, MS, DACVR, is Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

    Judith Hudson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVR, is Professor Emerita of Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University, Alabama, USA.