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.
Table of Contents
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.
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