Imaging

Authors: Akash Alexander, Krizia Compagnone et al.

Objective: To determine the influence of follow-up radiographic examination on recommendations made during routine clinical re-evaluation of dogs that had undergone uncomplicated tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO).

Study design: Retrospective multi-institutional case series.

Animals: Client-owned dogs (N = 1010) that underwent uncomplicated TPLO.

Authors: Brianna N Dalbeth, William M Karlin, Ross A Lirtzman, Michael P Kowaleski

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare measurements of angle of lateral opening (ALO) and version determined using a radioopaque cup position assessment device imaged with fluoroscopy to measurements obtained by CT and direct measurement in a cadaveric model. Our null hypothesis was that there would not be any difference in the angles measured by the techniques.

Category: Hip - Imaging
Authors: Jan Wennemuth, Bernd Tellhelm, Nele Eley, Kerstin von Pückler

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the radiographic sensitivity in detecting medial coronoid disease (MCD), using computed tomography (CT) as reference in dogs presented for an official second opinion, and to compare the medial coronoid process (MCP) in fragmented and fissured MCP as well as those unaffected by MCD.

Category: Imaging
Authors: Arnaud Baldinger, Jean-Pierre Genevois, Pierre Moissonnier, Anthony Barthélemy, Claude Carozzo, Éric Viguier, Thibaut Cachon

Canine hip dysplasia (HD) is a complex developmental disease of the coxo-femoral joint and is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs.

Category: Hip - Imaging
Authors: Abdul Wahed Kajabi, Victor Casula, Jaakko K Sarin, Juuso H Ketola, Olli Nykänen, Nikae C R Te Moller, Irina A D Mancini, Jetze Visser, Harold Brommer, P René van Weeren, Jos Malda, Juha Töyräs

Chondral lesions lead to degenerative changes in the surrounding cartilage tissue, increasing the risk of developing post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (qMRI) for evaluation of articular cartilage in PTOA.

Category: Cartilage - Imaging
Authors: Ana Santana, Sofia Alves-Pimenta, João Martins, Bruno Colaço, Mário Ginja

Hip dysplasia (HD) is an important hereditary orthopedic disease in the dog associated with osteoarthritis and inadequate welfare for affected animals. The radiographic ventrodorsal hip extended (VDHE) view is used worldwide to select the better animals for breeding. This view normally is performed with manual restraining of the dog to obtain radiographs with acceptable technical quality. The veterinarian exposition to ionizing radiation is inevitable.

Category: Imaging
Authors: Adam Eby, Jason Bleedorn

Objective: To report geometric methods to assess femoral transverse bone morphology and develop a virtual method to guide the surgical correction of femoral torsional deformities.

Study design: Observational study.

Sample population: Sixteen client-owned dogs comprising 14 normal femurs and 14 femurs with angulation-rotation bone deformities.

Category: Imaging
Authors: Vera Lichtenhahn, Henning Richter, Thomas Gödde, Patrick Kircher

Objective: To describe low-field MRI findings associated with lumbosacral foraminal stenosis and radiculopathy and correlate these with clinical signs.

Study design: Retrospective study.

Animals: Client-owned dogs (n = 240) that underwent a clinical examination and standardized MRI protocol of the lumbosacral junction.

Category: Imaging - Spine
Authors: Burneko M, Hudson CC, Beale BS

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of measuring cementless femoral stem level on mediolateral projection radiographs.

STUDY DESIGN: Benchtop cadaveric.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Twelve canine cadaver femurs.

Category: Imaging
Authors: Alisauskaite N, Bitterli T, Kircher PR, Pozzi A, Grinwis GCM, Steffen F, Smolders LA.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate agreement in results obtained with an MRI-based grading scheme and a macroscopic observation-based grading scheme when used to assess intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration in ca

Category: Imaging - Spine