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Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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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.

  • 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
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!
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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