MSU Elbow Project

Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Elbows in Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs
Enrollment Information and Health History
Computed tomography (CT) is an advanced imaging modality capable of producing highly detailed cross sectional images of anatomy, and has been used to evaluate elbow diseases in dogs. We would like to compare elbow imaging with radiographs versus CT within the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed. Specifically, we are interested in CT findings in dogs with elbows determined as “normal” or with “grade 1” elbow dysplasia as determined by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Our hope is to better characterize the ability of computed tomography to screen for elbow dysplasia in dogs.

Dogs with both elbows declared normal by OFA and dogs with grade 1 elbow dysplasia (in one or both elbows) are to be enrolled. We request that no more than two dogs per owner be enrolled, and that dogs are between the ages of 2 and 7 years. If you have two dogs you would like to enroll, please complete two copies of this form.

If you are interested in enrolling in this study, please complete this form and email it to the study coordinator, Dr. Nathan Nelson, at Include the phrase “Request for participation of RRCUS study” in the subject line of the email. Dr. Nelson will review your documents, and respond regarding your eligibility.
All responses to this questionnaire will remain confidential.

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