BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Thoracic Imaging PDF. Thoracic radiographs are relatively easy to obtain, but particularly difficult to interpret.
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Thoracic Imaging PDF
Thus, they are a challenge to students, practitioners and radiologists alike. Despite rapid advances in the field of diagnostic imaging, thoracic radiographs still have incredible potential as a window to both thoracic and systemic disease and remain the first step towards diagnosis. Chest films are taken every day, in nearly every veterinary practice. Love them or loathe them – we all need to try and understand them! This Manual aims to show that a careful and logical approach should remove the mystery from all but the most challenging of cases.
Since the release of the invaluable BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging edited by Professor Robin Lee in 1989 and 1995, there have been tremendous advances in diagnostic imaging. Ultrasonography is now widely available in veterinary practices, and many larger hospitals, referral and academic institutions are turning to CT, MRI, endoscopic ultrasonography and nuclear medicine to make a diagnosis of thoracic disease. Historically, radiology has been confined to disease diagnosis, but the advent of interventional radiology brings exciting inroads into therapeutic techniques. The Manual lays out when and how alternative imaging techniques are indicated to narrow down the differential list and to plan a therapeutic approach.
We were lucky enough to convince immensely talented radiologists, cardiologists, internists, surgeons and interventional radiologists from around the world to contribute to this Manual. Our aim was to ensure that the Manual was as up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive as possible. The Manual is organised into two sections: the first explaining the different imaging modalities and their correct usage; and the second illustrating the features of normalcy and disease of the main anatomical compartments of the thorax. We have tried to emphasis the more common conditions and their diagnosis, but also to provide the entire spectrum of thoracic diseases. High quality images of the interpretive principles and thoracic diseases are included in this Manual.
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