What You Need To Know About Equine Radiographs
- Lameness localized to a specific region as determined by lameness examination.
- A follow-up to a previous imaging modality (such as Nuclear Scintigraphy).
- Respiratory disease.
- Chronic colic.
- Neurologic disease (including the spine and myelography).
- Back and pelvic pain.
- Specialty studies per Radiologist approval
Radiographs provide an in-depth, noninvasive look at a horse’s bones or organs. Radiography can be used as the first step for a radiologist to make a diagnosis based on a patient’s clinical signs.
Animal Imaging has equipment to obtain diagnostic images of the larger areas of the horse, including the head, spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral), pelvis, thorax and abdomen. Distal limb images are also available at the request of the referring veterinarian. All radiographs are acquired and interpreted by our Board-Certified Radiologists.
One of our Board-Certified Radiologists will review all the images and submit a final report within 24-48 hours after acquisition of the radiographs. The report and clinical findings will then be sent to the referring veterinarian and client. Clients should follow-up with the referring veterinarian for explanation of results and information on treatment or management.