Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

by Suzanne Easton
     
 

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Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging is an essential and practical guide to the various diagnostic imaging modalities that are used in veterinary practice. It moves from basic mathematic and physical principles through to discussion of equipment and practical methods. Radiographic techniques for both small and large animals are covered. There is a

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Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging is an essential and practical guide to the various diagnostic imaging modalities that are used in veterinary practice. It moves from basic mathematic and physical principles through to discussion of equipment and practical methods. Radiographic techniques for both small and large animals are covered. There is a separate chapter devoted to ultrasound, as well as discussion of advanced imaging techniques such as fluoroscopy, computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The book also covers legislation and safety issues in the context of their impact on the veterinary practice.

Presented with clear line diagrams and photographs, Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging also provides revision points and self-assessment questions in each chapter to aid study. It is an ideal guide for student and qualified veterinary nurses. It is also a useful reference for veterinary students and veterinarians in general practice who want a basic guide to radiography and other imaging modalities.

KEY FEATURES

  • Everything you need to know about diagnostic imaging in veterinary practice in a language you can easily understand
  • The basic principles of physics presented in simple terms
  • Improves your positioning techniques with practical tips for best practice
  • Clear guidance on the use of digital imaging to improve image quality and reduce radiation doses to patients
  • Companion website with additional resources (available at www.wiley.com/go/easton/diagnosticimaging)

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jodi S Matheson, BS, DVM, DACVR (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is an update of a concise handbook covering important background information — physics and positioning — for the most commonly used diagnostic imaging modalities in veterinary medicine. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: Beginning each chapter is a textbox outlining chapter contents and key points. After covering the topic in a well-organized manner, the chapter concludes with review questions. This format is consistent throughout the book, making reading chapters out of sequence quite easy.
Audience: This would be a nice board review for radiology residents. The book has a very good overview of the basic physics of the common imaging modalities and a review of radiation safety. It also is excellent for veterinary technicians. Along with an overview of x-ray physics, it covers patient positioning and commonly seen image artifacts.
Features: The book's consistent format allows it to be used as a quick reference guide, which can be very helpful on a busy clinic floor. Both film-screen and digital imaging modalities are covered. This book is not meant to teach how to diagnose diseases, but rather to provide good background to enable readers to obtain images of food diagnostic quality. Additional online material is available for study and for teaching purposes.
Assessment: Readers looking for a concise overview or review of diagnostic imaging physics and positioning will find that this book fits the bill.
From the Publisher
“This textbook provides a nice overview of the technical aspects of veterinary radiology and will be useful for veterinary technicians and veterinary students.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 September 2013)

“In summary, this book fills an important niche in the market and will be particularly useful as a quick and concise reference for all in the practice. Additionally, it will provide a useful initial text for those embarking on diagnostic radiography.”  (The Veterinary Journal, 1 August2013)

In summary, Practical veterinary diagnostic imaging is a radiography textbook that is suitable for veterinary and veterinary nurse students who would like to increase their knowledge.”  (Australian Veterinary Journal, 1
March 2013)

“Readers looking for a concise overview or review of diagnostic imaging physics and positioning will find that this book fits the bill.”  (Doody’s, 4 January 2013)

"Students and veterinary nurses alike receive a handy reference to everything needed to know about diagnostic imaging in veterinary practice, including the basic principles of physics: all accompanied by illustrations key to understanding."  (Midwest Book Reviews, 1 December 2012)

“My first impressions of this colourfully bound paperback are that it is inviting, and not as intimidating as some veterinary books. It clearly delivers what it promises, but lacks something in the monochrome presentation of all the text, photographs, figures and diagrams. It is, though, a welcome resource for any veterinary practice.”  (Veterinary Record, 20 October 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118278918
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Easton is Senior Lecturer specialising in diagnostic imaging in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England.

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