Radiography in Veterinary Technology / Edition 4

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Overview

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.

• 500 illustrations and abundant charts and diagrams
• Explicit, clear patient positioning guidelines, including where to collimate, anatomical landmarks, drawings of the animal positioned, and the resulting radiograph
• A radiographic technique chart that shows how to troubleshoot radiographic quality
• Boxed outlines that provide a concise, ready reference regarding technique in the section on special radiographic procedures
• A guide to quality control (including tests)
• A special procedure guide, including how to use contrast media
• A chart on how to develop a technique guide
• Chapter outlines, glossaries, and references
• Case studies that illustrate artifacts
• Key points and review questions follow every chapter

• A new chapter on digital veterinary radiography

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
RADIOGRAPHY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY
LISA M LAVIN

The fourth edition of this practical text on the subject of radiography is a compilation of the three previous editions, together with the welcome addition of a chapter on digital radiography.

This text is written by a veterinary technician, with contributions from two associate professors in radiology, and draws on her considerable experience as a teacher in this field.

As such, it is clearly laid out and presented. The text also makes excellent use of the 506 accompanying illustrations, many of which are reproduced in very high quality.

This excellent textbook us very readable and provides immediate access to the information required by veterinary professionals seeking to produce good quality radiographic images.

Reviewed by Glen Cousquer for Veterinary Times Vol 37 No 22

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416031895
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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!

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