A substantial proportion of all cases in small animal practice are presented following a traumatic event. Mortality rates are high. Radiology is an important aid to diagnosis and prognosis following trauma, enabling the clinician to treat the patient speedily.
This book consists of high quality radiographs, explanatory captions and succinct introductory text to each section. The practitioner will find a wealth of material here to help reinforce or improve clinical and technical skills.
Table of contents
I. General Introduction. 1. Importance of Radiographic Quality. 2. Characteristics of a Diagnostic Study. 3. Radiographic Evaluation. II. Radiology of Thoracic Trauma. 1. Introduction. 2. Radiographic Appearance of the Normal Thorax. 3. Radiographic Changes from Thoracic Trauma: Disruption of the thoracic wall (bellows apparatus); Fluid or air in the pleural space; Diaphragmatic rupture; Damage to the lung parenchyma; Mediastinal injury. III. Radiology of Abdominal Trauma. 1. Introduction. 2. Radiographic Changes from Abdominal Trauma; Peripheral soft tissue trauma; Fractures; Peritoneal fluid; Retroperitoneal fluid; Peritoneal air; Peritoneal ingesta or feces; Organ enlargement; Pattern combination. 3. Use of Contrast Studies in the Traumatized Abdomen; Urinary tract trauma; Gastrointestinal tract trauma. IV. Radiology of Musculoskeletal Trauma. 1. Introduction. 2. Axial Skeletal Trauma: Fracture location; Osteomyelitis. 3. Appendicular Skeletal Trauma; Fracture classification; Fracture location; Other traumatically induced bone disease; Orthopaedic fixation devices. 4. Joint Injury; Anatomical location; Other traumatically induced joint disease. 5. Pathological Fractures. 6. Soft Tissue Trauma.