Radiographic Anatomy of Japanese Domestic Cats
日本猫のX線解剖学

Hirokazu KIMURA, Tsunenori SUGANUMA, Munetsugu OGATA, Shin WAKUI, Yutaka KANO, Masao ASARI
1994 Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association  
Of 51 Japanese domstic cats the number of vertebrae, the distance between the occipital bone and the 1st cervical vertebra (C1), and that between C1 and the 2nd cervical vertebra (C2), as well as the sizes of the cardiac and local great vessels and kidneys were measured rediographically. The proportion of the C1 vertebral canal to the distance between the caudal margin of the occipital bone and C1 was 1 0.61, and that of the C1 diameter to the minimum distance between C1 and C2 was 1 : 0.19.
more » ... diameters of the trachea, thoracic aorta and caudal vena cave were almost similar and the diameters of the both pulmonary trank and pulmonary vein were almost equivalent to the smallest diameters of the 8th and 10th ribs, respectively. The depth of the thorax was greater in Japanese domestic cats than in the American mixed breed (Hamlin et al., 1963). The V-D view of the abdominal region showed that the proportions of L2 to the longitudinal length of the right and left kidneys were 1:2.49 and 1: 2.38, respectively. The ratio of L2 to the transversal length of the right and left kidneys were 1 : 3.05 and 1 : 3.03, respectively. On the lateral view, the proportions of L 2 length to the longitudinal length of the right and left kidneys were 1 : 2.39, while those to the transversal length of the right and left kidneys were 1 : 5.25 and 1 : 5.20, respectively.
doi:10.12935/jvma1951.47.123 fatcat:kmctkw4tpzhvroixkwkavld6jm