Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Radiography: antebrachium

Contributor(s): Fraser McConnell, David Perpinan

Introduction

  • A high definition film-screen combination is required.
  • A grid is not required - a table-top technique should be used.
  • kV should not exceed about 50.
  • Soft tissues should be included.
  • A radiograph including both limbs is useful for comparison.
  • General anesthesia or heavy sedation may be required.
  • The film should be correctly exposed and developed, and free from movement blur and artifact.
  • The anatomical marker must be clearly visible, along with the patient's identification, the date, and the name of the hospital or practice.
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Uses

  • Fracture Limb fracture .
  • Neoplasia, but unusual site.
  • Investigation of angular limb deformities . Angular deformities of the antebrachium are common in giant breeds.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.
  • Straightforward.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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