Multi-modality diagnostic imaging of a cervical articular process fracture in a Thoroughbred horse including a novel C-Arm imaging technique

Witherst, J. M., Voute, L.C. and Lischer, C. J. (2009) Multi-modality diagnostic imaging of a cervical articular process fracture in a Thoroughbred horse including a novel C-Arm imaging technique. Equine Veterinary Education, 21(10), pp. 540-545. (doi:10.2746/095777309X474440)

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Abstract

Interpretation of cervical radiographs can be challenging due to the complex anatomy and superimposition of osseous structures on either side of the vertebrae. This report describes the investigation of neck pain in a Thoroughbred gelding following a traumatic fall. Several imaging modalities were used to demonstrate the presence of a fracture of the left cranial articular process of the fourth cervical vertebra (C4), including nuclear scintigraphy, ultrasonography, oblique radiographic projections and a novel cineradiographic technique. Oblique radiographs were superior to standard lateral-lateral radiographs in both the diagnosis and for monitoring the progression of healing of the articular process fracture in this case

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lischer, Prof Christoph and Voute, Dr Lance
Authors: Witherst, J. M., Voute, L.C., and Lischer, C. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Equine Veterinary Education
ISSN:0957-7734

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