Diagnosis of skeletal injuries in Chelonians using computed tomography.

  title={Diagnosis of skeletal injuries in Chelonians using computed tomography.},
  author={Noha Abou-Madi and Peter V. Scrivani and George V Kollias and Sonia M. Hernandez-Divers},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  volume={35 2},
Computed tomography (CT) was used to diagnose the cause of lameness in a radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata) and to determine the extent of shell and skeletal trauma in two snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina). The radiated tortoise's lameness was ultimately attributed to luxation of the right-shoulder joint that was not detected during plain film radiography. Axial and appendicular fractures were identified in one of the snapping turtles that were not detected during plain film… CONTINUE READING