Basics of thoracic image interpretation

Peter Scrivani, Tobias Schwarz

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This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of thoracic imaging interpretation in veterinary medicine, emphasizing key considerations for accurate diagnosis. Directional terminology and anatomical planes of the thorax and the various body systems within are explained. Classical signs of congenital conditions causing volume or pressure overloading of the heart are outlined alongside other thoracic diseases detectable via imaging, such as neoplasia and inflammation. The relationship between diagnostic imaging, pathology and histopathology is explored. Finally, the chapter examines the role of imaging signs in screening tests, detailing the difference between general and special signs and stressing the potential for errors and biases to affect image interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBSAVA manual of canine and feline thoracic imaging- second edition
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-910443-93-4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2024

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