Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiography: carpus and forefoot

Contributor(s): Justin Goggin, Patsy Whelehan

Introduction

  • A high resolution film-screen combination is required.
  • A grid is not required.
  • In UK, kV should not exceed about 50.
  • Soft tissues should be included.
  • General anesthesia or 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

  • Fracture Carpus fracture - radiograph CrCd.
  • Dislocation.
  • Neoplasia: bony Bone: neoplasia , or soft tissue invading bone Synovial cell sarcoma.
  • Carpal valgus/varus but full length radius and ulna views including the carpus may be preferable.
  • Foreign bodies.
  • Arthritis Carpus erosive arthritis - radiograph  CrCd.
  • Infection.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.
  • Easily performed clinical practice.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bradley K (2005) Radiography and radiology of the carpus and hock. UK Vet 10 (5), 39-42.


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