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Title: Cranial structure of varanus komodoensis as revealed by computed‐tomographic imaging
Authors: Pérez Alberto, Sara 
Encinoso, Mario
Corbera Sánchez, Juan Alberto 
Morales Doreste, Manuel Francisco 
Arencibia Espinosa, Alberto 
González Rodríguez, Eligia 
Déniz Suárez, María Soraya 
Melián Limiñana, Carlos 
Suárez Bonnet, Alejandro 
Jáber Mohamad, José Raduán 
UNESCO Clasification: 310901 Anatomía
3105 Peces y fauna silvestre
Keywords: Computed Tomography
Head
Komodo Dragon
Issue Date: 2021
Journal: Animals 
Abstract: This study aimed to describe the anatomic features of the normal head of the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) identified by computed tomography. CT images were obtained in two dragons using a helical CT scanner. All sections were displayed with a bone and soft tissue windows setting. Head reconstructed, and maximum intensity projection images were obtained to enhance bony structures. After CT imaging, the images were compared with other studies and reptile anatomy textbooks to facilitate the interpretation of the CT images. Anatomic details of the head of the Komodo dragon were identified according to the CT density characteristics of the different organic tissues. This information is intended to be a useful initial anatomic reference in interpreting clinical CT imaging studies of the head and associated structures in live Komodo dragons.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/106926
ISSN: 2076-2615
DOI: 10.3390/ani11041078
Source: Animals [EISSN 2076-2615], v. 11 (4), 1078, (Abril 2021)
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