BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging: An Interactive Companion, CD-ROM
Martin Sullivan, BVMS, PhD, DECVDI, MRCVS, University of Glasgow, UK
Vicki Dale, Courseware Designer, University of Glasgow, UK

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Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging

This CD-ROM can be used with Windows 95/NT or later with a Pentium II processor, 32 MB RAM (>64 recommended), 800x600 pixel display, 16-bit color or higher, and a CD-ROM drive (8 speed recommended).

An Apple MAC running 7.5 or later requires a 68040/50 or PowerPC processor and 16 MB RAM (>32 recommended). An 800x600 or larger display and a CD-ROM (4-speed) is recommended.

This CD is an excellent instructor in radiology. There are three main sections: Radiography, Conditions, and Case Studies. Radiography covers contrast media and techniques, diagnostic ultrasound, positioning, technique and evaluation, and radiography of small mammals, birds, and exotic species. The Conditions described are related to the abdomen, appendicular skeleton, head and neck, thorax, and vertebral column. There are 35 Case Studies for your interaction. The process is similar to the Interactive Cases in Small Animal Medicine CD, which has choices and indicators letting you know if you are on the right track. There is no scoring on this BSAVA CD.

There is a section on the positioning of birds, reptiles, and small exotics that is limited but probably adequate. I was disappointed that there was only one case that did not involve a dog or cat. (The subject was a guinea pig.)

The assorted cases have differing numbers of questions, no doubt based on the complexity of the case. The radiographs are excellent. If you try to go fast—at least on my computer—the pages pile up and superimpose. I suggest that you wait for your CD player to completely scan each section before you try to go on to the next. Not a big problem, but annoying if you are trying to rush through. Don't blame the CD; upgrade your player! 

British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Distributed by Blackwell Publishing (2001).

ISBN: 9780905214566.

Reviewed 8/8/2001.


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
 
* Keeping Indoor Cats (VSPN Review)
 
Expert Bird Care 1 DVD
 
Vet Emergency Game
 
* Abdominal Rad. Small Anim. (CD-ROM)
 
* BSAVA Cases SA CD
 
You are here* BSAVA SA Imaging CD
 
* Five Diagnostic Feline
 
* Hearing Horse Hearts
 
* Restraint Fractious Cat
 
* SA Drug Handheld 4th Ed.
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: August 8, 2001

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