Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiography: femur

Contributor(s): Justin Goggin, Patsy Whelehan

Introduction

  • A high resolution film-screen combination is required in small and medium sized dogs.
  • A grid with fast film-screen combination is advisable in large-breed dogs (when patient thickness >10 cm use a grid to reduce scatter).
  • Joints at both ends of the bone should always be included.
  • Soft tissues should be included.
  • General anesthesia or heavy sedation is advised.
  • 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.
  • → Developmental bone disease, eg panosteitis Panosteitis.
  • → Neoplastic bone disease Bone primary tumor (femur) - radiograph VD.
  • → Soft tissue neoplasia invading bone.
  • → Osteomyelitis.
  • → Metabolic/congenital bone disease.

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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