is a unique, comprehensive guide to MRI in the horse. Edited by Rachel Murray, a leading authority and researcher in the field with over ten years of equine clinical MRI experience, the book also includes contributions from worldwide experts in the subject.
Divided into the following four sections, the book presents key information based on previous validation work and clinical practice:
- Principles of MRI, including the practicalities of image acquisition and interpretation
- Normal MRI anatomy and normal variations
- Different types of pathological change
- Options for clinical management and prognosis for different conditions
MRI is a rapidly expanding area in veterinary medicine that confers detailed, three-dimensional information on both bone and soft tissue. Expanding clinical knowledge, improvements in technology, and practical application of MRI to the standing and recumbent horse means this useful imaging modality has become an integral and essential part of the diagnostic evaluation in lameness and is a realistic option for investigation of ophthalmological, neurological and cranial pathology.
Equine MRI enables readers to understand the best ways to achieve good quality images, and provides a detailed explanation of the problems that may occur.
With close to 950 normal and abnormal images, this book offers considerable detail and examples of both common and uncommon problems, making it a great reference for equine veterinarians, veterinary students, specialists in equine surgery, and specialists in veterinary imaging.
Table of Contents
SECTION A Principles of MRI in horses.
1 BASIC MRI PRINCIPLES (Nick Bolas).
2 HIGH-FIELD MRI IN HORSES: PRACTICALITIES AND IMAGE ACQUISITION.
2A Practicalities and image acquisition (Rachel Murray).
2B General anaesthesia for MRI (Elizabeth Leece).
2C Contrast agents in equine MRI (Carter Judy).
3 LOW-FIELD MRI IN HORSES: PRACTICALITIES AND IMAGE ACQUISITION (Natasha Werpy).
4 IMAGE INTERPRETATION AND ARTEFACTS (Rachel Murray and Natasha Werpy).
SECTION B Normal MRI Anatomy.
5 THE FOOT AND PASTERN.
5A Adult horse (Sue Dyson).
5B Foal anatomical development (Bert Van Thielen and Rachel Murray).
6 THE FETLOCK REGION (Merry Smith and Sue Dyson0.
7 THE METACARPAL/METATARSAL REGION (Matthew Brokken and Russell Tucker).
8 THE CARPUS (Annamaria Nagy and Sue Dyson0.
9 THE TARSUS (Sue Dyson and Rachel Murray).
10 THE STIFLE (Rachel Murray, Natasha Werpy and Simon Collins).
11 THE HEAD (Russell Tucker and Shannon Holmes).
SECTION C Pathology.
12 THE FOOT AND PASTERN (Sue Dyson and Rachel Murray).
13 THE FETLOCK REGION (Sarah Powell).
14 THE METACARPAL/METATARSAL REGION (Matthew Brokken, Russell Tucker and Rachel Murray).
15 THE CARPAL REGION (Sarah Powell and Rachel Murray).
16 THE DISTAL TARSAL REGION (Sue Dyson).
17 THE PROXIMAL TARSAL REGION (Rachel Murray, Natasha Werpy, Fabrice Audigié, Jean-Marie Denoi, Matthew Brokken and Thorben Schulze).
18 THE STIFLE (Carter Judy).
19 THE HEAD (Russell Tucker, Katherine Garrett, Stephen Reed and Rachel Murray).
SECTION D Clinical management and outcome.
20 THE FOOT AND PASTERN (Andrew Bathe).
21 THE FETLOCK REGION.
21A General (Sue Dyson).
21B Thoroughbred racehorses (Sarah Powell).
22 THE METACARPAL/METATARSAL REGION.
22A US perspective (Matthew Brokken and Russell Tucker).
22B UK perspective (Sue Dyson).
22C Thoroughbred racehorses (Sarah Powell).
23 THE CARPUS.
23A Osseous injury (Sarah Powell).
23B Soft tissue injury (Rachel Murray).
24 THE TARSUS (Tim Mair and Ceri Sherlock).
25 THE HEAD (Russell Tucker, Katherine Garrett, Stephen Reed and Rachel Murray).
About the Author
Rachel C. Murray, MA, VetMB, MS, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ECVS, is Senior Orthopaedic Advisor for the Centre for Equine Studies, Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, United Kingdom. She has been responsible for leading the Animal Health Trust equine clinical diagnostic MRI service and research since 2000, she interprets MRI for various clinics internationally, and has been involved with the development of MRI use in the horse for over ten years. She is an American boarded equine surgical specialist and has considerable clinical experience. She has published numerous clinical and research-related peer-reviewed papers on equine MRI, and frequently lectures internationally on the subject.