The effect of different body positions on the cardiothoracic ratios obtained by chest radiography in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Yuto Sawada, Akihisa Kaneko, Mayumi Morimoto, Juri Suzuki, Chungyu Pai, Shunya Nakayama, Naohide Ageyama, Hiroshi Koie, Takako Miyabe-Nishiwaki

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿記事査読

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Background: Although some studies have reported cardiac diseases in macaques, an adequate screening method for cardiac enlargement has not yet been established. This study aimed to evaluate the positioning of macaques for radiographs and establish reference intervals for the cardiothoracic ratio (CTR). Materials and Methods: We developed a device for chest radiography in the sitting position and performed chest radiography in 50 Japanese and 48 rhesus macaques to evaluate the CTR and chest cavity size. Results: In Japanese and rhesus macaques, the thorax height was significantly larger, the heart width was significantly smaller, and the mean CTR was significantly smaller in the sitting position than in the prone position. The reference intervals for CTR in the sitting position were 51.6 ± 4.6% and 52.2 ± 5.1% in Japanese and rhesus macaques, respectively. Conclusion: Thoracic radiographic images obtained in a sitting position resulted in a smaller CTR and a larger thorax height, which could be useful for detecting pulmonary and cardiac abnormalities.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)345-354
ページ数10
ジャーナルJournal of Medical Primatology
51
6
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 2022

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