Please submit the following images at the time of referral for mobile surgery.
Beam Positioning: Beam should include the stifle and the hock.
Properly Positioned Radiograph: Superimposition of the femoral and tibial condyles. Fabellea are typically superimposed.
Patient Positioning: Sternal recumbency with affected limb pulled straight caudally. Patella resting against the tabletop or cassette. Limb must be straight with no rotation of the hock or paw.
Tip: Abducting the opposite limb and placing it over a rolled towel helps place the limb to be radiographed in a proper position.
Beam Positioning: Beam should include the stifle, entire tibia, and hock.
Properly Positioned Radiograph: Patella should be centered between the fabella. Medial border of calcaneus should be aligned with the center of the tibia.
Patient Positioning: Dorsal recumbency (V trough may be useful). Extend femurs and with internal rotation of the femur.
Beam Positioning: Beam should include the entire pelvis and stifle.
Properly Positioned Radiograph: Femurs should be straight, and radiograph should include entire pelvis and stifle. Pelvis should be symmetrical with minimal rotation.
Patient Positioning: Lateral recumbency. Hindlimbs in moderate extension.
X-ray Beam Positioning: Include the caudal lumbar vertebrae and pelvis.
Properly Positioned Radiograph: Radiograph should include caudal lumbar vertebrae and pelvis.