PSITTACINE SKULL RADIOGRAPHY: Anatomy, Radiographic Technic, and Patient Application

Joanne R Paul-Murphy, P. D. Koblik, G. Stein, D. G. Penninck

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990


  • magnification radiography
  • psittacine skull

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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