cover image - Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455722808
Page Count: 560
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $73.95

Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition

by Marg Brown, RVT, BEd Ad Ed and Lois Brown, RTR, (Cdn/USA), ACR, MSc
cover image - Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455722808
Page Count: 560
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $73.95
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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.

    • 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.
    • NEW! More than 1000 new full-color photos and updated radiographic images visually demonstrate the relationship between anatomy and positioning.
    • NEW! All-new color anatomy art created by an expert medical illustrator help you to recognize and avoid making imaging mistakes.
    • NEW! Non-Manual restraint techniques including sandbags, tape, rope, sponges, sedation and combinations improve your safety and radiation protection.
    • NEW! Chapter on dental radiography aids general veterinarian techs and those specializing in dentistry.
    • NEW! Increased emphasis on digital radiography, including quality factors and post-processing, keeps you up-to-date on the most recent developments in digital technology.
  • 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


  • 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
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