The psittacine skull is a complex anatomic structure, frequently traumatized but difficult to adequately image with standard radiographic procedures. Multiple views including a ventrodorsal, a lateral, and complementary oblique projections are necessary to fully evaluate potential skull fractures in the avian patient. Magnification radiography is a relatively easy procedure that aids the review of small osseous structures. Familiarity with psittacine skull anatomy greatly facilitates radiographic interpretation of cranial trauma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound|
|State||Published - 1990|
- magnification radiography
- psittacine skull
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