By Patrick R. Gavin
Useful Small Animal MRI is the seminal reference for clinicians utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging within the analysis and remedy of veterinary sufferers. even though MRI is used most often within the analysis of neurologic problems, it additionally has major program to different physique structures. This publication covers basic anatomy and particular scientific stipulations of the apprehensive process, musculoskeletal process, stomach, thorax, and head and neck. It additionally includes a number of chapters on disorder of the mind and backbone, together with inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, and vascular ailments, along congenital and degenerative problems.
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These meningeal structures are also found encircling the spinal cord. An invagination of the meninges is located between the dorsal cerebral hemispheres. 24). Portions of the meninges may also be found more centrally around or within the ventricular system (tela choroidea). The normal meninges are usually not apparent on standard T1 and T2 sequences. Also, normal meningeal tissue does not enhance following contrast administration as a general rule. Ventricular System and CSF The brain normally contains areas that are devoid of cells but filled with CSF (Beitz and Fletcher 1993; deLahunta 1983; Jenkins 1978; King 1987).
Transverse T2-weighted (A) and T1-weighted (B) MR images from a dog at the level of the frontal sinus. Note the hypointense signal from air in these cavities (arrows). Sagittal T2-weighted (C) and T1-weighted (D), and dorsal T1-weighted (E) MR images from a dog with an air-filled frontal sinus. 23. Sagittal T1-weighted MR images from two separate dogs, one with (A) and without (B) and air-filled frontal sinus. Sagittal T2-weighted MR image (C) from a brachycephalic dog breed without an air-filled frontal sinus (arrow).
The chorda tympani branch next exits and projects to the tongue, salivary glands, and stapedius muscle. The facial nerve proper then exits the stylomastoid foramen, courses ventral to the external ear canal, and gives rise to three branches: (1) the auriculopalpebral branch, which innervates the eye and ear muscles; (2) the dorsal buccal branch to the muscles of the maxilla; and (3) the ventral buccal branch to the muscles of the maxilla and mandibular areas. These branches of the facial nerve innervate the muscles of the ear, eyelids, nose, cheeks, lips, and caudal portion of the digastricus muscle.
Practical Small Animal MRI by Patrick R. Gavin