Foot (hindlimb) – lateral canine X-ray positioning guide

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Foot (hindlimb) – lateral canine X-ray positioning guide

 

Positioning

  • Lateral recumbency
  • Affected side down
  • Extend limb caudally
  • Ensure in true lateral
  • Support if required
  • Centre over digits
  • Collimate to include all toes and tarsus
  • Ensure L/R marker in primary beam.

What to look for

  • Ensure foot in true lateral.

Top tips

  • In very muscular dogs in can be tricky to get a decent lateral, so you may need to pad under the toes to keep the leg in true lateral