Congenital Vertebral Malformations In French Bulldogs: X-Ray Vs Computed Tomography

Lucia Madalina CORLAT, B. BLANCO, R. LUCERNA, P. J. GINEL, F. MIRO, M. NOVLES

Abstract


Congenital vertebral malformations of the thoracolumbar area can have an important impact in the clinical evolution of French Bulldogs due to the instability it creates at the spinal level. The aim of this study is to show the differences between x-ray and CT scans in vertebral malformations of the French Bulldog. CT scans can offer a higher degree of certainty in the diagnosis of congenital vertebral malformations of the dogs. The VR model can offer a more thorough evaluation of the existing modifications of the vertebral body, allowing the examiner to circumvent the superposition effect than can be observed in the x-ray views and offering the chance to evaluate whether there is scoliosis or kyphosis present.


Keywords


Computed tomography, dog, vertebral malformations, x-ray, section, incidence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:11508


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