|Technetium99m tainted urine can cause a variety of artifacts. Most notably found
in the distal limbs as the horse wanders in the stall and steps in the contaminated
shavings or straw. Splashing and dribbling of urine also produce surface contamination.
As always, two views document the incident. Preventative measures such as the
application of easy boots and tying up the tail of fillies helps prevent the problem.
In the event of contamination around the area of interest, to the point of
interference (i.e. consolidation of counts in the area of contamination) shielding
and/or scrubbing and rinsing the area dramatically improves the image.
|Note the disparity in the images of the shielded vs. the not shielded images.