Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians

Written by veterinary technicians for veterinary students and practicing technicians, Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition, combines all the aspects of imaging - including production, positioning, and evaluation of radiographs -into one comprehensive text. Completely updated with all new vivid, color equipment photos, positioning drawings and detailed anatomy drawings, this fifth edition is a valuable resource for students, technicians and veterinarians who need information on the latest technology or unique positioning.


Published: May 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4993-5


  • Part 1: Diagnostic Imaging

    Section 1: The Technical Side of Imaging

    1. Basic Concepts

    2. The Atom and Radioactivity

    3. Electrostatics and Energy, Magnetism and Electricity

    4. Diagnostic X-ray Production


    Section 2:  The Application of X-rays and the Presentation of the Image

    5. Imaging on Film

    6. Producing the Image

    7. Processing the Image

    8. Optimizing the Image

    9. Computerized and Digital Imaging


    Section 3: X-Ray Imaging 

    10. Dental Imaging

    11. Computerized Tomography

    12. Fluoroscopy


    Section 4: Non X-Ray Imaging

    13. Ultrasound

    14. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    15. Nuclear Medicine


    Section 5:  Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

    16. How X-rays Affect Cells; Radiation Protection 


    Part 2: Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy

    17.  Overview of Positioning

    18.  Small Animal Abdomen

    19.  Small Animal Thorax

    20.  Small Animal Forelimb

    21.  Small Animal Pelvis and Pelvic Limb

    22.  Small Animal Spine

    23.  Small Animal Skull 

    24.  Dental Radiography

    25.  Special Procedures

    26.  Large Animal Radiography

    27.  Avian and Exotic Radiography



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