Radiographic Examination of the Lungs and Thorax Cavity in Equine

Radu LĂCĂTUȘ, Laura CONDOR, Ana Alina Cristina VINCA, Ionel PAPUC, Robert Cristian PURDOIU


The aim of the study was to identify the area and the radiological procedure and parameters for lungs and thorax examination in horses, using a mobile double arms X-Ray device.
The study was conducted on 10 horses that were presented to the radiology clinic for pulmonary investigation. The study was conducted using a double arms X-Ray device. The patients were clinically evaluated and for the radiological investigation the horses were sedated and a helper restrained also the patient in a proper position.
The mobile arms of the device give the possibility of adjusting the distance between the X-Ray tube and the detector, because of these one or two exposures were enough to examine the entire thoracic cavity. The interstitial patter is more evident in horses that in small mammals given the gross anatomy of the lungs. The radiological parameters were adjusted according to thoracic cavity depth. Radiographic examination is a necessary tool that completes the clinical examination. The up-to-date detectors used in veterinary radiology give the clinician the possibility of a detailed examination of the lung parenchyma and the thorax structures.


lungs, horses, lungs pattern, lung radiography

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