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Front Limb Radiographs

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Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for front limb radiographs on a dog. Restraint aids are briefly discussed.

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Megan Brashear


Enrolled: 07/2011

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Catherine Smith's picture

We do not like to use the white tape or the gauze as it has a tendency to show up on the radiograph. I teach in a vet tech program and do not advocate taking both limbs in the same radiograph.

Dawn Elza's picture

Catherine, What is the reason for not having both limbs in the same radiograph for comparison?

Luigi Ciavolino 's picture

She does say that she says then to use a marker so you can be aware. One reason to not include both limbs can be to lesson exposure. Also if you can basically tell it is broken, ex: dangling paws- clearly broken.

Livia Wieringa's picture

As a DVM I almost ALWAYS find it beneficial for a comparative (opposite limb) radiograph.