New imaging manual available

3 October 2017

The new, 2nd edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Imaging is now available, offering a practical, authoritative, easy-to-follow resource written to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place in diagnostic imaging.

Featured are five new chapters detailing the available imaging techniques: Radiography; Musculoskeletal ultrasonography; Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging; and Nuclear medicine. Comparisons are drawn between the techniques and explanations of the types of artefacts that can occur are clearly illustrated.

As in the previous edition, the manual is structured along anatomical lines and the updated chapters have been expanded to include information on ultrasonography, as well as CT, MRI and scintigraphy. In addition there is an accompanying CD featuring all the images used throughout the manual plus three bonus video clips.

Professor Michael Herrtage of Cambridge University was invited to write the Foreword for the Manual and said, “The editors, Robert Kirberger and Fintan McEvoy, are to be congratulated on assembling such an esteemed group of experts in the field to share their knowledge in diagnostic imaging, enabling busy clinicians to find appropriate and relevant information quickly and easily. The succinct explanations facilitate an understanding of the rationale behind their decision-making, which will be to the benefit of the many patients that pass through their care”.

About the Editors

Robert M. Kirberger BVSc DVSc MMedVet(Rad) DipECVDI

Robert Kirberger qualified as a veterinarian from the University of Pretoria in 1971. He spent 17 years in private practice before going on to qualify as a specialist veterinary radiologist from the University of Pretoria in 1990. He is currently a professor of diagnostic imaging at the University of Pretoria where he has spent his whole academic career.

Fintan J. McEvoy MVB PhD DVSc DVR DipECVDI

After qualifying as a veterinarian from University College Dublin in 1983, Fintan McEvoy went on to work in private practice for 4 years and then in academia at the University of London, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and for the last 16 years at the University of Copenhagen, where he is currently professor of veterinary radiology.


Basics of musculoskeletal radiography and radiologyBasics of musculoskeletal ultrasonographyBasics of musculoskeletal computed tomographyBasics of musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imagingBasics of musculoskeletal nuclear medicineSoft tissuesBones – generalLong bones – juvenileLong bones – matureLong bones – fracturesJoints – generalThe shoulder joint and scapulaThe elbow jointThe hip joint and pelvisThe stifle jointDistal limbs – carpus/tarsus and distallySkull – generalSkull – nasal chambers and frontal sinusesSkull – teethSpine – generalSpine – conditions not related to intervertebral disc diseaseSpine – Intervertebral disc and disease and ‘wobbler syndrome’Spine – lumbosacral region and cauda equina syndrome.

The manual is available to order here