766 pages | 685 Color Illus.
The first reference textbook to provide a well-illustrated and comprehensive overview of the current knowledge in MRI in small animal veterinary practice
Includes both evidenced-based material and the authors' personal experience, providing an excellent overview of current knowledge in the field.
Contributors are international leaders in the field.
Contains over 650 images of the highest quality.
Bullet points format and table summaries throughout the book keep the concepts concise and organized.
All the information presented reflects knowledge that is supported by peer-reviewed scientific publications, referenced at the end of each chapter – it is a book of ‘facts’.
Richly illustrated with over 650 annotated images showcasing the main features of the disease processes.
Diagnostic MRI in Dogs and Cats makes the vast and increasingly complex topic of clinical MRI in small animals accessible to all veterinarians. With the increasing availability of MRI technology, there is also a pressing need for expertise in interpreting these images. This is the first reference textbook to provide a well-illustrated and comprehensive overview of the current knowledge, focusing on imaging appearance rather than on clinical signs or treatment. With chapters on MRI physics and technology as well as sections on specific anatomical regions, the book functions as a stand-alone reference for the reader, whether they be a radiology/neurology resident in training or a practitioner with a need to learn about veterinary clinical MRI.
Each chapter is authored by internationally-renowned experts in the specific area of veterinary radiology, disseminating their experience and summarizing the current knowledge to provide an excellent overview of what is currently known in the field. The chapters on physics and MRI technology are concise and accessible, using many visual aids and diagrams, and avoiding abstract concepts and equations whenever possible. Within each anatomical section, each chapter focuses on a disease category of that body region. When it is important to understand the imaging appearance, the pathophysiology is reviewed and imaging features of prognostic relevance are detailed.
This practical yet thoroughly comprehensive book is primarily an evidence-based learning resource for trainees, but will also aid practising veterinarians who have less MRI experience.
This ambitious book has been long overdue in veterinary diagnostic imaging and it will be hugely valued as a standard reference textbook by everybody working in this field. The condensed bullet point format makes it greatly accessible.
- Dr Petra Agthe, CertVDI, DipECVDI, MRCVS, Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists
I recently bought Diagnostic MRI in Dogs and Cats as supplemental reading while applying for Neurology residencies. This book has exceeded my expectations by far! I have been bringing it everywhere with me, and the neurologist I currently shadow will be ordering it as well.
- Dr Heather Simon, VMD, New Jersey
1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF MRI. 2. PULSE SEQUENCES, SIGNAL AND CONTRAST IN MRI. 3. MRI ARTIFACTS. 4. OPTIMIZED TECHNIQUE: Brain, Spine, Musculoskeletal, Technical particularities with low field imaging. 5. MRI OF THE BRAIN: Congenital/Developmental disorders, Metabolic and Degenerative encephalopathies, Encephalitis, Brain neoplasia, Cystic conditions, Ischemic encephalopathy and vascular anomalies, Brain haemorrhage, Cranial nerve diseases. 6. MRI OF THE HEAD (NON NEUROLOGIC): Nasal cavity, Orbit, Ear disease, Other. 7. SPINAL MRI: Degenerative disc disease and disc herniation, Spondylomyelopathy, Lumbo-sacral disease, Anomalies/Malformations, Infection (discospondylitis, empyema), Neoplasia (vertebrae/meninges/spinal cord), Ischemic myelopathy, Spinal cord hemorrhage, Myelomalacia, Spinal cysts, Syringomyelia/Hydromyelia, Peripheral nerve sheath tumors, Degenerative myelopathy, Paraspinal soft tissues. 8. MUSCULOSKELETAL MRI (Mostly shoulder and stifle). 9. THORACIC MRI: Cardiac MRI, Non cardiac thoracic conditions. 10. ABDOMINAL MRI.