This study was supported by Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd., who provided the scanning system and technical support. C.I.U.J's residency was partly funded by the R.C.V.S. Trust.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FINDINGS OF EQUINE SOLAR PENETRATION WOUNDS
Article first published online: 10 AUG 2011
© 2012 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 53, Issue 1, pages 71–75, January / February 2012
How to Cite
URRACA DEL JUNCO, C. I., MAIR, T. S., POWELL, S. E., MILNER, P. I., FONT, A. F., SCHWARZ, T. and WEAVER, M. P. (2012), MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FINDINGS OF EQUINE SOLAR PENETRATION WOUNDS. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 53: 71–75. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2011.01862.x
- Issue published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 10 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Received: 31 JAN 2011
- R.C.V.S. Trust
- puncture wound;
The magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features, signalment, clinical history and outcome of 55 horses with a penetrating sole injury were evaluated. Our aim was to describe MR imaging findings within the hoof capsule, assess the utility of the technique and give recommendations for the optimal MR imaging protocol to evaluate such injuries. Data from five equine hospitals were analyzed retrospectively. The tract was more likely to be visualized in animals scanned within the first week postinjury. There was no significant predisposition based on breed, age, or gender. T2*W transverse sequences were the most useful for assessment of solar penetrations due to their orientation perpendicular to the deep digital flexor tendon, the reduced scanning time, and the T2* capability of enhancing magnetic susceptibility caused by hemorrhage.