Does wood show up on x-rays?

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  1. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    Bella probably has a foreign body in her paw and we have tried to sort this out as non invasively as possible, but the next step is GA, surgical incision, exploration of area, and stitches.

    I was wondering if an x-ray would accurately show the presence of a foreign body as small as a grass seed?
     
  2. Dally Banjo

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    Ultrasound maybe :confused1:
     
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    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    Thought of that but it's in her paw...isnt that too fiddly for ultrasound?
     
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    Oh dear, grass seeds can be a real problem :( might show up on an xray but I think it would have to be quite big :confused1: sorry not alot of help hope she's ok soon x
     
  5. Deb

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    wood shows up but not grass seed:)
     
  6. chestersmum

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    Poor thing. Chester had 3 in one paw last year typically on a Sunday afternoon. Took him to emergency vets they sedated him whipped them out and I came home £200 lighter :-(. Still better out then in!
     
  7. xxsarahpopsxx

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    it really depends on the density of the object. The xrays bounce of hard things (ie bone)and goes through softer things (ie muscle). I would think it should show up a foreign object but really, your vet will know best.:)
     
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