Practical Diagnostic Imaging for the Veterinary Technician

By

  • Connie Han, RVT, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Cheryl Hurd, RVT, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

A complete and practical guide, this text describes how to produce high-quality radiographic and ultrasound images. The first half of the book covers equipment, safety, and technique — all major responsibilities of the veterinary technician. The second half details radiographic positioning for small animals, large animals, and exotics. Reflecting the major role of ultrasonography in veterinary practice, the book concludes with an expanded chapter on diagnostic ultrasound.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2004
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09227-2


Table of Contents

PART ONE: RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE AND EQUIPMENT
1. X-ray Generation
2. Achieving Radiographic Quality
3. Exposure Variables
4. Recording the Image
5. X-ray Equipment
6. Darkroom Techniques
7. Radiation Safety
8. Developing a Small Animal Radiographic Technique Chart
9. Radiographic Artifacts
PART TWO: RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING
10. Small Animal Radiography
11. Basic Small Animal Dental Radiography
12. Contrast Studies
13. Exotic Animal Radiography
14. Large Animal Radiography
15. Diagnostic Ultrasound