Radiography in Veterinary Technology


  • Lisa Lavin, CVT, BA, MBA

Written by a veterinary technician for veterinary technicians, students, and veterinary practice application, this concise, step-by-step text will help users consistently produce excellent radiographic images. It covers the physics of radiography, the origin of film artifacts, and positioning and restraint of small, large, avian, and exotic animals. It discusses everything from patient preparation, handling, and positioning to technical evaluation of the finished product.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2006
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3522-8

Table of Contents

Part One Radiographic Theory and Equipment

1. X-ray production

2. Anatomy of the x-ray machine

3. Radiation safety

4. Exposure factors

5. Radiographic quality

6. Image receptors

7. Film processing

8. Radiographic technique evaluation

9. Developing a technique chart

10. Quality assurance/quality control

11. Technical artifacts and errors: case studies

Part Two Radiographic Positioning

12. General principles of positioning

13. Small animal forelimb

14. Small animal pelvis and hind limb

15. Small animal skull

16. Small animal spine

17. Small animal soft tissue

18. Special procedures

19. Large animal radiography

20. Avian and exotic radiography

21. Alternative imaging technologies

22. Digital veterinary radiography NEW!