Radiology corner. Answer to last month's radiology case and image: gun shot wound to the chest of a military working dog

Meghan Galer, Donna Magid, Les Folio

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Abstract

This Military Working Dog (MWD) was shot in the chest during combat operations in Iraq. Military Working Dogs are critical to the safety and well-being of deployed troops in combat operations and, as such, they are triaged and treated in our combat hospitals just like any other soldier; their speciation is not a factor in their triage status. This case familiarizes military physicians with the basic canine anatomy, positioning, and radiological technique they should be aware of before deploying. We also strive to raise awareness of the vital roles that these MWDs play for our forces, counterany concerns that may arise over the issue of treating these dogs in human facilities, and leave the reader feeling better prepared to handle the situation should they ever find themselves poised to save one of our four-legged warriors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume174
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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