Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 7th Edition
Instill in your vet tech students a working knowledge of radiologic science as it applies to producing diagnostic-quality images — and prepare them for the Veterinary Technology National Exam (VTNE) — with Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 7th Edition! Written in a way that is easy for students to follow and understand, all aspects of imaging, including production, positioning, and evaluation of radiographs, are covered in this comprehensive text. All chapters have been thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated with vivid color equipment photos, positioning drawings, and detailed anatomy drawings. From foundational concepts to the latest in diagnostic imaging, this text is a valuable resource for students, technicians, and veterinarians alike!
- Comprehensive content explores the physics of radiography, the equipment, the origin of film artifacts, and positioning and restraint of small, large, avian, and exotic animals.
- More than 1,000 full-color photos and updated radiographic images visually demonstrate the relationship between anatomy and positioning.
- UNIQUE! Coverage of non-manual restraint techniques, including sandbags, tape, rope, sponges, sedation, and combinations, improve safety and enhance radiation protection.
- Emphasis on digital imaging, including quality factors and post-processing, keeps you up to date on the most recent developments in digital technology.
- UNIQUE! Dental radiography chapter covers equipment types (film, digital, and computed radiography), safety, positioning, and reading the image for the dog and cat to address the needs of both general and specialty veterinary technicians.
- Broad coverage of radiologic science, physics, imaging, and protection provides you with the foundation needed to develop good imaging practices and techniques.
NEW! Coverage of the latest protocols ensures all-inclusive coverage.
Section 1: The Technical Side of Imaging 1. The Basics of Atoms and Electricity 2. Diagnostic Xray Production 3. Radiation Safety and Protection Section 2: Film and Digital Imaging 4. Imaging on Film 5. Producing the Image 6. Optimizing the Image 7. Processing the Image on Film 8. Computerized Radiography; Digital Imaging 9. Quality Control, Testing and Artifacts Section 3: Specialized Imaging 10. Ultrasound 11. Fluoroscopy 12. Computerized Tomography 13. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 14. Nuclear Medicine and Intro to P.E.T.
Part Two: 15. Overview of Positioning 16. Small Animal Abdomen 17. Small Animal Thorax 18. Small Animal Forelimb 19. Small Animal Pelvis and Pelvic Limb 20. Small Animal Vertebral Column 21. Small Animal Skull 22. Dental Imaging and Radiography 23. Small Animal Special Procedures 24. Equine and Large Animal Radiography 25. Avian and Exotic Radiography
Marg Brown, RVT, BEd Ad Ed, Penn Foster College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Active Member, Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators and Lois Brown, RTR, (Cdn/USA), ACR, MSc, Member Canadian Association of Physicists, President, Xray Imaging Consultants Ltd., Tottenham, Ontario