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Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe
Radiology of the eye and surrounding structures is of limited value with regard to soft tissue structures but is of benefit where there is a bony abnormality such as an orbital fracture, or where disease processes adjacent to the eye can have an ocular component, eg paranasal sinusitis Paranasal sinuses: bacterial sinusitis or space-occupying lesion (neoplasia) Orbit: neoplasia - primary .
- In addition radiography may be of value in locating radio-opaque foreign material.
- Lateral and varying oblique views centerd on the orbit are the usual views and are easily obtained with portable machines in sedated animals.
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