IMAGING A SPINAL FRACTURE IN A KOHAKU KOI (Cyprinus carpio): TECHNIQUES AND CASE HISTORY REPORT
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 318–321, July 1998
How to Cite
Bakal, R. S., Love, N. E., Lewbart, G. A. and Berry, C. R. (1998), IMAGING A SPINAL FRACTURE IN A KOHAKU KOI (Cyprinus carpio): TECHNIQUES AND CASE HISTORY REPORT. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 39: 318–321. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.1998.tb01613.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
- Received November 11, 1996; accepted for publication July 21, 1997.
- computed tomography;
- nuclear scintigraphy
An ornamental pet fish was diagnosed with a spinal fracture and subluxation involving truncal vertebrae 5 and 6 (T5-T6) using conventional radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and computed tomography. Attempts to evaluate the dynamic nature of the lesion using conventional fluoroscopy in the unanesthetized, moving patient were unsuccessful. Adaptation of imaging techniques to accommodate a fish patient was not difficult and diagnostic images were obtained. The use of multiple imaging techniques was useful in the diagnosis and determination of the treatment plan of the spinal fracture in this patient.