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Veterinary Computed Tomography

Tobias Schwarz (Editor), Jimmy Saunders (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-1747-7
576 pages
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

This practical and highly illustrated guide is an essential resource for veterinarians seeking to improve their understanding and use of computed tomography (CT) in practice. It provides a thorough grounding in CT technology, describing the underlying physical principles as well as the different types of scanners. The book also includes principles of CT examination such as guidance on positioning and how to achieve a good image quality.

Written by specialists from twelve countries, this book offers a broad range of expertise in veterinary computed tomography, and is the first book to describe the technology, methodology, interpretation principles and CT features of different diseases for most species treated in veterinary practice.


Key features
• An essential guide for veterinarians using CT in practice
• Includes basic principles of CT as well as guidelines on how to carry out an effective examination
• Describes CT features of different diseases for most species treated in practice
• Written by a range of international leaders in the field
• Illustrated with high quality photographs and diagrams throughout

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

1. CT Physics and Instrumentation – Mechanical Design 1
Jimmy Saunders and Stefanie Ohlerth

2. CT Acquisition Principles 9
Tobias Schwarz and Robert O’Brien

3. Principles of CT Image Interpretation 29
Jimmy Saunders and Tobias Schwarz

4. Artifacts in CT 35
Tobias Schwarz

5. CT Contrast Media and Applications 57
Rachel Pollard and Sarah Puchalski

6. Special Software Applications 67
Jennifer Kinns, Robert Malinowski, Fintan McEvoy, Tobias Schwarz and Allison Zwingenberger

7. Digital Environment 75
Robert Malinowski

8. CT Planning for Radiotherapy 77
Lisa J. Forrest

9. Interventional CT 81
Tobias Schwarz and Sarah Puchalski

10. Purchase Considerations 89
Victor Rendano Jr.

11. Nasal Cavities and Frontal Sinuses 93
Jimmy Saunders and Tobias Schwarz

12. Oral Cavity, Mandible, Maxilla and Dental Apparatus 111
Lisa J. Forrest and Tobias Schwarz

13. Temporomandibular Joint and Masticatory Apparatus 125
Tobias Schwarz

14. Orbita, Salivary Glands and Lacrimal System 137
Susanne Boroffka (orbita), Sophie Dennison, Tobias Schwarz and Jimmy Saunders

15. External, Middle and Inner Ear 153
Randi Drees

16. Calvarium and Zygomatic Arch 161
Federica Morandi

17. Lymph Nodes of Head and Neck 171
Olivier Taeymans

18. Pharynx, Larynx and Thyroid Gland 175
Olivier Taeymans and Tobias Schwarz

19. Brain 185
Silke Hecht

20. Pituitary Gland 197
Silke Hecht and Tobias Schwarz

21. Cranial Nerves and Associated Skull Foramina 205
Laurent Couturier

22. Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord 209
Gabriela Seiler, Jennifer Kinns, Sophie Dennison, Jimmy Saunders and Tobias Schwarz

23. Heart and Vessels 229
Marc-André d’Anjou and Tobias Schwarz

24. Trachea 243
Tobias Schwarz and Jimmy Saunders

25. Mediastinum 249
Audrey Petite and Robert Kirberger

26. Lungs and Bronchi 261
Tobias Schwarz and Victoria Johnson

27. Pleura 279
Wilfried Mai

28. Thoracic Boundaries 285
Jimmy Saunders, Massimo Vignoli and Ingrid Gielen

29. Liver, Gallbladder and Spleen 297
Federica Rossi, Federica Morandi and Tobias Schwarz

30. Pancreas 315
Ana V. Cáceres

31. Gastrointestinal Tract 325
Massimo Vignoli and Jimmy Saunders

32. Urinary System 331
Tobias Schwarz

33. Genital Tract 339
Jimmy Saunders, Federica Rossi and Tobias Schwarz

34. Adrenal Glands 351
Federica Morandi

35. Systemic and Portal Abdominal Vasculature 357
Tobias Schwarz

36. Abdominal Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Collecting System 371
Federica Rossi, Michail Patsikas and Erik R. Wisner

37. Long Bones 381
Ryan M. Schultz and Erik R. Wisner

38. Joints 387
Valerie Samii (stifl e), Ingrid Gielen (shoulder, elbow, tarsus), Eberhard Ludewig (carpus), William H. Adams (hip), Ingmar Kiefer (carpus), Henri van Bree (shoulder, elbow, tarsus) and Jimmy Saunders

39. Particularities of Equine CT 421
Jimmy Saunders, Alastair Nelson and Katrien Vanderperren

40. Equine Sinonasal and Dental 427
Jimmy Saunders and Zoe Windley

41. Equine Calvarium, Brain and Pituitary Gland 443
Jennifer Kinns and Russ Tucker

42. Equine Neck and Spine 451
Jimmy Saunders and Hendrik-Jan Bergman

43. Equine Fractures 457
Hendrik-Jan Bergman and Jimmy Saunders

44. Equine Foot 463
Sarah Puchalski

45. Equine Fetlock 473
Katrien Vanderperren and Hendrik-Jan Bergman

46. Equine Upper Limbs (Carpus, Tarsus, Stifl e) 483
Hendrik-Jan Bergman and Jimmy Saunders

47. Ruminant and Porcine 503
Fintan McEvoy and Stefanie Ohlerth

48. Rabbits and Rodents 509
Randi Drees

49. Avian 517
Michaela Gumpenberger

50. Chelonians 533
Michaela Gumpenberger

Index 545

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Author Information

Tobias Schwarz is Head of the Diagnostic Imaging service and Senior Lecturer at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK and was formerly Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, USA. He is Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, and has practiced clinical veterinary radiology in 5 different countries.

Jimmy Saunders is Professor at Ghent University Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging & Small Animal Orthopedics, Belgium. He is Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, as well as serving as Secretary and Board member.

Both editors have over 10 years of experience with clinical veterinary CT, and have published numerous peer-reviewed papers in this area.

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Reviews

“This is a concise and comprehensive look at veterinary CT imaging. Although many journal articles are available on CT physics and the appearance of commonly imaged diseases, this book is an excellent single-source reference for students, residents, practitioners, and even specialists, who will find it a useful resource.”  (Doddy's, 20 April 2012)

 

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