Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455722808, 9780323290562

Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians

5th Edition

Authors: Marg Brown Lois Brown
Print ISBN: 9781455722808
eBook ISBN: 9780323290562
Imprint: Saunders


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.

Key Features

  • Broad coverage of radiologic science, physics, imaging and protection provide you with foundations for good technique.
  • Positioning photos, radiographic images and anatomical drawings presented side-by-side with text explanation for each procedure increases your comprehension and retention.
  • Objectives, key terms, outlines, chapter introductions and key points help you organize information to ensure you understand what is most important in every chapter.

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Marg Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Penn Foster College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Active Member, Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators

Lois Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Member Canadian Association of Physicists, President, Xray Imaging Consultants Ltd., Tottenham, Ontario