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What’s Next? A Guide to Veterinary Ultrasound of the Eye, Neck, and Shoulder and Guided Sampling Techniques

by Tomas W. Baker

Boost your ultrasound skills with this manual packed with knowledge, techniques, and 136 ultrasound images to help you identify diseases of the eye, neck, and shoulder.

$21.29 Member
$26.09 Nonmember

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Book w/CD
11" x 8.5"
AAHA Press

Special discounted price! Original price $70.95 M | $86.95 NM
The upside of ultrasound is its invaluable assistance in diagnosis and care. The downside is how it can intimidate new users. Boost the scanning confidence of your techs (or yourself) with this thorough—and thoroughly engaging—resource. A follow-up to What's That? A Beginner's Guide to Veterinary Abdominal Ultrasound, this reader-friendly manual will increase your team’s comfort and speed in scanning the more complex areas surrounding the neck, shoulder, and eye. It includes ultrasound-guided sampling techniques of the abdomen and thorax, including fine-needle aspirate and biopsy. Gain the knowledge and techniques needed for better scanning and improved patient results, while earning supplemental revenue from ultrasound.

Including 136 ultrasound images, this unique manual covers:

  • Scanning of the eye, neck, and shoulder
  • How to construct a “phantom” to become confident in sampling techniques
  • Obtaining tissue samples
  • The pursuit of migrating foreign bodies with ultrasound
Tomas W. Baker has been the chief ultrasonographer and supervisor of small-animal radiology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine for more than 20 years. He instructs veterinary students, house officers, and veterinarians, and has performed nearly 60,000 ultrasound scans. Baker’s friendly, easy-to-read style is entertaining and offers helpful devices for remembering ultrasound terminology and anatomical structures.


1. No Hoof, No Horse: A Brief History of Ultrasound Scanheads

2. Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid! Scanning the Eye and Orbit
Scenario 1. The Painful Eye with Blepharospasm
Scenario 2. The Exophthalmic Dog

3. Ya Wanna Neck? Scanning the Cervical Region
Scenario 1. The Thyroid Glands
Scenario 2. Enlarged Cervical Lymph Nodes
Scenario 3. The Hypercalcemic Dog
Scenario 4. Stridor due to Laryngeal Dysfunction

4. Out on a Limb: Scanning the Shoulder
Scenario 1: Imaging the Bicipital Groove and Biceps Tendon
Scenario 2: The Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Tendon and Head of the Humerus

5. What's This Thing in the Fridge? Ultrasound-Guided Sampling Techniques
Kitchen Nightmares: Making an Ultrasound Phantom
Scanning the Phantom 

6. Below the Belt: Ultrasound-Guided Tissue Sampling Caudal to the Diaphragm
Scenario 1. Ultrasound-Guided Abdominocentesis

7. Above the Belt: Ultrasound-Guided Tissue Sampling Cranial to the Diaphragm
Scenario 1. A Pulmonary Mass
Scenario 2. A Mediastinal Mass
Scenario 3. Pleural Fluid

8. “El Tenedor del Diablo”: Scanning for Foxtails