An uncomplicated method for making periodical identical radiographs of experimental bone lesions in the rat. A technical report.
An uncomplicated method for making periodically similar radiographs of the rat mandible is presented. A stent was produced by making an impression of the rat maxilla using an acrylic resin, incorporating an orthodontic wire: and fixing the impression to a RinnTM holder for the detector of the Sens-A-RayTM direct digital radiographie system This inflexible stent was then inserted and fixed to the maxilla of rats, anaesthetised with HypnormTM
(fluanison 10mg/ml and fentanyl 0.2 mg/ml). In this fashion, serial radiographs were taken once a week for 12 weeks, making it possible to follow the healing of experimental bone lesions.