Atlas of Small Animal CT and MRI

This atlas represents a comprehensive compilation of cross-sectional (computed tomography, CT, and magnetic resonance, MR) images of normal anatomy and a wide range of pathologic conditions in dogs and cats. The book is logically structured into 6 sections (head and neck, brain, spine, thorax, abdomen and musculoskeletal system). A brief introduction and literature review at the beginning of each chapter provides an excellent and concise overview over relevant normal findings, anatomic variations, and pathologic lesions to be covered in the following imaging part. Multiple images are provided for each topic, often including both CT and MRI contrast agent images in various window settings and sequences, multiplanar reconstructions and 3-D volume rendered images of the same animal. Additionally, in many instances endoscopic, intra-operative or gross pathology images are provided along with CT and MR images of a given case, allowing clinical correlation. This is certainly the most comprehensive collection of normal and abnormal CT and MR images in small animal veterinary patients available to date. It does not only include examples of common diseases (e.g., nasal carcinoma or pituitary carcinoma) but also uncommon conditions cross sectional images of which are not easily found in the existing literature (e.g., effects of radiation on the brain or renal secondary parathyroidism). The book is beautifully produced, easy to follow, and the image quality is simply outstanding. Another review mentioned problems with the spine/binding – My copy is flawless, so I did not have the same experience. This atlas is a most valuable resource not only for veterinary radiologists and radiology residents but also for other specialists utilizing cross-sectional imaging (neurologist, internists, surgeons, (radiation) oncologists etc.), for private practitioners with access to CT or Small Animals MRI, and for veterinary students seeking correlation between diagnostic imaging and pathologic findings. I very much enjoyed reading this book, and I would give it my highest recommendations. It is an absolute must-have for anybody interested in cross-sectional imaging in dogs and cats.

This is a must have for anyone using cross-sectional imaging, and definitely for all residents and diplomates using CT/MR. The book is very well organized, to the point, and has an abundance of pertinent information on most major and minor disease processes. This includes a wealth of CT/MR images, common imaging findings, anatomy (including some line drawings), common differentials, some pathophysiology, and even some supplemental images (3D reconstructions, radiographs, ultrasound, gross pathology, endoscopy including virtual colonoscopy). References at the end of the chapters make great supplemental readings for those of you taking boards.
As far as quality goes – the images came out really sharp with excellent contrast and the paper feels very nice and glossy. The binding in my copy isn’t perfect, but that is A ok with me. All I really care about is the quality of the images and information and I am loving this awesome book!

I received the book as a gift after requesting it. This book is well organized into six an anatomical sections and several subsections within each of the main sections. Each subsection includes brief review (narrative and images) of the appearance of normal and abnormal structures and disorders, respectively, within that subsection. CT images (with and without contrast), MR images (multiple sequences), and some gross and 3-D reconstructed images are included. This book is very clinically applicable and is a must have for anyone studying or routinely using cross-sectional imaging in veterinary medicine!


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