This work was carried out at: University of Kaposvar, Institute of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology.
Computed Tomographical (CT) Anatomy of the Thoracoabdominal Cavity of the Male Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2011
© 2011 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 12–20, February 2012
How to Cite
Petnehazy, O., Benczik, J., Takacs, I., Petrasi, Zs., Sütő, Z., Horn, P. and Repa, I. (2012), Computed Tomographical (CT) Anatomy of the Thoracoabdominal Cavity of the Male Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, 41: 12–20. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0264.2011.01099.x
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 4 AUG 2011
- Received March 2011; accepted for publication June 2011
With 10 figures
In the present work, our goal was to match high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scans with cross-sectional anatomical pictures of the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Two male BUT 6 (a commercial line) turkeys were used. CT scans with 1 mm slice thickness were performed. The images covered the trunk from the level of the 9th cervical vertebra to the end of the coccyx. The anatomical sections and the CT scans were matched, and the important structures were identified and labelled on the corresponding pictures. The aim of this study was to create a reference for evaluating CT scans of avian species.