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Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner


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Contributors ix Acknowledgements x Introduction xi Gregory R. Lisciandro About the Companion Website xiv 1 Focused?Basic Ultrasound Principles and Artifacts 1 Robert M. Fulton 2 The Abdominal FAST3 (AFAST3) Exam 17 Gregory R. Lisciandro 3 Focused or COAST3?Liver and Gallbladder 44 Stephanie Lisciandro 4 Focused or COAST3?Spleen 65 Stephanie Lisciandro 5 Focused or COAST3?Kidneys 80 Stephanie Lisciandro 6 Focused or COAST3?Urinary Bladder 99 Stephanie Lisciandro 7 Focused or COAST3?Gastrointestinal and Pancreas 110 Soren Boysen and Jennifer Gambino 8 Focused or COAST3?Reproductive 126 Robert M. Fulton 9 The Thoracic FAST3 (TFAST3) Exam 140 Gregory R. Lisciandro 10 The Vet BLUE Lung Scan 166 Gregory R. Lisciandro 11 Focused or COAST3?Echo (Heart) 189 Teresa DeFrancesco 12 Focused or COAST3?Central Venous and Arterial Line Placement, Big Arteries, and Veins 206 Scott Chamberlin 13 Focused or COAST3?Pediatrics 222 Autumn P. Davidson and Tomas W. Baker 14 Focused or COAST3?Eye 243 Jane Cho 15 Focused or COAST3?Musculoskeletal 261 Gregory R. Lisciandro 16 Focused or COAST3?Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Global FAST (GFAST3), and the FAST-ABCDE Exam 269 Gregory R. Lisciandro and Andrea Armenise 17 Interventional Ultrasound-Guided Procedures 286 Soren Boysen Appendices 304 I Setting Up an Ultrasound Program 304 II Goal-Directed Templates for Medical Records 306 III Abbreviations, Terminology, and Glossary 315 IV Quick References of Normal Values and Rules of Thumb 318 V Ultrasound Resources and Companies 324 Index 325

About the Author

Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC, is in private practice at the Emergency Pet Center, San Antonio, Texas.


Overall, this book is a very nice eye-opener to AFAST3,TFAST3 and GFAST subtleties with definitions andusefulness. (European Journal of Companion AnimalPractice, 1 October 2014) In the end, the book will be of more interest to thosewishing to find a pearl or two of novel information to add to theirultrasound skill sets. (Doody s, 17October 2014) A must for afterhours clinics! Veterinarians or vetstudents with an interest in ultrasound may also find this bookuseful in conjunction with other ultrasonography textbooks, as thedescriptions of principles and ultrasound findings are veryinformative. (Australian Veterinary Journal, 28October 2014) Experts in the field write articles, access is providedto a companion website of video clips, and black and whiteradiographic images pack a solid coverage highly recommended forany vet's practice and many a student technician. (Midwest Book Review, 1 July 2014)

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