Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiography: antebrachium

Contributor(s): Justin Goggin, Patsy Whelehan

Introduction

  • A high resolution film-screen combination is required.
  • A grid is not required.
  • kV should not exceed about 60.
  • Soft tissues should be included.
  • General anesthesia or heavy sedation is required.
  • The film should be correctly exposed and developed, and free from movement blur and artefact.
  • The anatomical marker must be clearly visible, along with the patient's identification, the date, and the name of the hospital or practice.

Uses

  • Evaluation of pain/disease localized to region.
  • → Fracture.
  • → Angular limb deformity Bone premature closure of distal ulnar growth plate - radiograph lateral Bone premature closure of a radial growth plate - radiograph lateral Bone premature closure of a radial growth plate - radiograph lateral.
  • → Other bony conditions, eg panosteitis Panosteitis , hypertrophic osteodystrophy, etc.
  • → Neoplasia.
  • → Infection/osteomyelitis.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.
  • Readily available.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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