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Tarsus: radiology

Synonym(s): Tarsal radiology

Contributor(s): Sarah Freeman, Valerie Samii

Indications for radiography

Radiography   Radiography: overview  allows assessment of both osseous and soft tissue structures of the tarsus   Radiology: overview  .

Radiographic technique and evaluation

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Radiographic anatomy

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Radiographic interpretation

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Additional studies

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Hoskinson J J (2001) Equine nuclear scintigraphy. Indications, uses, and techniques.  Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 17, 63-74 PubMed.
  • Twardock A R (2001) Equine bone scintigraphic uptake patterns related to age, breed, and occupation. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 17, 75-93 PubMed.
  • Tucker R L & Sande R D (2001) Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of musculoskeletal conditions. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 17, 145-157 PubMed.
  • Blaik M A, Hanson R R, Kincaid S A et al (2000) Low-field magnetic resonance imaging of the equine tarsus: Normal anatomy. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 41, 131-141 PubMed.
  • Whitton R C, Murray R C, Buckley C, Goodship A E & Lekeux P (1999) An MRI study of the effect of treadmill training on bone morphology of the central and third tarsal bones of young thoroughbred horses. Equine Vet J Suppl 30, 258-261 PubMed.
  • Dik K J, Enzerink E & Weeren P R (1999) Radiographic development of osteochondral abnormalities, in the hock and stifle of Dutch Warmblood foals, from age 1 to 11 months. Equine Vet J Suppl 31, 9-15 PubMed.
  • Dik K J & Keg P R (1990) The efficacy of contrast radiography to demonstrate false thoroughpins in five horses. Equine Vet J 22, 223-225 PubMed.
  • Moyer W (1987) Bone spavin: a clinical review. J Equine Med Surg 2, 362-371.
  • Firth E, Goedegebuure S, Dik K & Poulos P (1985) Tarsal Osteomyelitis in foals. Vet Rec 116, 261-266 PubMed.
  • Smallwood J E, Shively M J, Rendano V T & Habel R E (1985) A standardized nomenclature for radiographic projections used in veterinary medicine. Vet Radiol 26, 2-9.
  • Shelley J & Dyson S (1984) Interpreting radiographs 5: Radiology of the equine hock. Equine Vet J 16, 488-495.
  • Firth E, Dik K, Goedegebuure S et al (1980) Polyarthritis and bone infection in foals. Vet Med 27, 102-124 PubMed.
  • Fretz P (1980) Angular limb deformities in foals. Vet Clin North Am Large Anim Pract 2,125-150 PubMed.
  • Shively M & Smallwood J (1980) Radiographic and xeroradiographic anatomy of the equine tarsus. Equine Pract 2, 19-34.
  • Smallwood J E & Shively M J (1979) Nomenclature for the radiographic views of limbs. Equine Pract 1, 41-45.
  • OBrien T R (1974) Radiographic interpretation of the equine tarsus. Proc Am Assoc Equine Pract 19, 257-262.
  • De Moor A, Verschooten F, Desmet P et al (1972) Osteochondritis dissecans of the tibiotarsal joint in the horse. Equine Vet J 4, 139-143.

Other sources of information

  • Morgan J P, Neves J & Baker T (1991) Equine Radiography. Iowa State University Press, USA.
  • Reef V B (1998) Equine Diagnostic Ultrasound. W B Saunders, USA.


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