COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING OF THE EQUINE HEAD

Authors

  • Karen L. Morrow DVM, MS,

    1. Department of Radiological Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523.
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  • Richard D. Park DVM, PhD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Radiological Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523.
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  • Thomas L. Spurgeon PhD,

    1. Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523.
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  • Ted S. Stashak DVM, MS,

    1. Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523.
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  • Billie Arceneaux RT(R)(T)

    1. Department of Radiological Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523.
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  • .This paper is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Thomas L. Spurgeon and his wife Dr. Patricia Brooks.

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Abstract

The head from three horses euthanized due to diseases unrelated to the head and neck was imaged using computed tomography (CT). Gross cross-sectional slices of equine head #1 and skeleton of equine head #2 were compared with the CT images of the three equine heads to identify normal structures of the cranium, brain, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, and teeth. Labeled transverse CT images of the equine head are presented sequentially as a reference for normal anatomy.

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