By Ryan W. Davis
From the sequence you recognize and belief comes Blueprints in Radiology! eventually the fitting supplement in your center topic parts, this article offers the high-yield evidence you would like and a similar rigorously prepared structure that you just realize. whilst utilized in conjunction with the opposite titles within the Blueprints sequence, you are going to obtain an entire evaluate for the USMLE Steps 2 & three tests.
Blueprints in Radiology is a must-have ebook for all rotations, specifically in case you do not take a radiology optional. complete assurance of an important and customary subject matters in radiology are offered with:
· 116 vintage photos from the most typical components of radiology · Board-format inquiries to arrange you for the USMLE · Logically prepared chapters prepared by means of organ platforms · A high-yield presentation with key issues in each bankruptcy for a fast assessment
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Abnormalities Ultrasonography Enlargement (Hepatomegaly) The animal is placed in dorsal or left lateral recumbency for ultrasonography. For large dogs the standing position may be used. Hepatic ultrasonography requires the cranial abdomen and occasionally the paracostal region to be clipped and prepared. The transducer is placed on the midline at the xiphoid cartilage, and a longitudinal or sagittal image is obtained by aligning the transducer plane parallel to the long axis of the animal and tilting the transducer in a cranial direction.
Feline mastocytosis results in gross enlargement of the spleen. Nodular hyperplasia is seen occasionally in old dogs but is difficult to demonstrate radiographically. Discrete areas of enlargement within the spleen may result from primary or metastatic neoplasia (Figure 2-11, C to H). Splenic enlargement in cats is usually due to neoplasia. Ultrasonography. The splenic tail in apparently normal dogs may be found just cranial to the bladder. Swollen rounded margins are abnormal. Causes may include anesthesia, neoplasia, torsion, and chronic hemolytic anemia.
A, The five types of congenital portal vein anomalies found in dogs. In addition, the normal fetal (f ) and adult (a) portal systems are illustrated. In the fetus, the umbilical vein (u) perfuses the liver, but most of its volume is diverted through the ductus venosus (d) to the fetal heart. Soon after birth, the umbilical vein and ductus venosus atrophy. Portal vein blood (p) then perfuses hepatic sinusoids completely, being collected by the hepatic veins. The abnormal portal systemic shunts are (1) patent ductus venosus (d) with or without a hypoplastic portal system; (2) portal vein atresia, associated with the development of multiple portopostcaval anastomoses; (3) major solitary portopostcaval anastomosis; (4) isolatd, major portal azygous shunt; (5) portal azygous shunt with discontinuation of the prerenal segment of the caudal vena cava.
Blueprints Series: Radiology by Ryan W. Davis