You want your dog's hip and elbow x-rays to be examined by specialists located in Germany?
It is almost 12 months since we launched the HD-ED Portal with the German Dysplasia Zentrum Gießen (DZG) institute who provides hip and elbow scoring services to many umbrella organisations, including WUSV and SV.
You may use your own Vet (NEW) or an accredited Foreign Veterinary Radiologist
Australian Foreign Veterinary Radiologist
DZG invites Australian veterinarians to become accredited Foreign Veterinary Radiologists (FVRs). We now have 3 of these in Australia (TAS, QLD, NSW). Click here for more information. A FVR has successfully passed the prestigious x-ray image quality module developed by DZG and recognised by WUSV. If you use a FVR, s/he will take two different projections of the elbows to get the best information about the shape and structure of the elbows (more here). Most countries only request on type of flexed ML view.
WUSV recommends two elbow projections to safeguard against misinterpretations of changes of the medial coronoid process.
Your own Veterinarian
If you are not living close to a FVR, then you may choose to get any veterinarian who you trust has the expertise to provide good quality x-ray images. Poor image quality means DZG will reject the imaging for scoring and the x-raying must be repeated on your expense. Your chosen vet must also be willing to provide you an electronic copy of the images (DICOM format only).