ANATOMY
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Carpus

Proximal
Metacarpus

Distal
Metacarpus

Fetlock

Pastern

Hoof

 

 

ANATOMY

A comprehensive understanding of anatomy is crucial to the diagnosis of normal and pathological cases in all imaging modalities. This is especially true with MRI as a tremendous amount of detail is readily apparent. Different frequencies of magnetic resonance can be used to highlight different anatomical structures. These images are Spin (Proton) Density images causing denser media to appear darker, while more fluid and fatty structures appear brighter.

Please select an anatomical region at the left to access images that will aid in the understanding of the three dimensional anatomy of the horse limb.

Pages may take a moment to load, but once they do you may scroll through three orthoganol planes to see cross-sections of the limb.

Higher resolution photographs are available on the library page, great for downloading and printing.

 
     
 
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Faculty: Dr. Alexia McKnight
Student:Charles Bradley 2009