MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF STRESS FRACTURES IN A HORSE
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 438–442, July 2003
How to Cite
Tapprest, J., Audigie, F., Radier, C., Anglade, M.-C., Voisin, M.-C., Foucher, N., Collobert-Laugier, C., Mathieu, D. and Denoix, J.-m. (2003), MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF STRESS FRACTURES IN A HORSE. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 44: 438–442. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2003.tb00482.x
- Issue published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Received June 14, 2002; accepted for publication December 11, 2002.
- magnetic resonance imaging;
- stress fracture;
- subchondral bone
In humans, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the method of choice for the diagnosis of stress fractures. In this paper, bilateral stress fracture of the lateral condyle of the third metacarpal bone in a French trotter is described. Results of the radiographic, MR imaging, and histologic examinations are presented, with a focus on the MR signal abnormalities found. Based on this patient, the potential use of MR imaging for the diagnosis of stress fractures in horses is discussed.