Radiography in Veterinary Technology

Radiography in Veterinary Technology

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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 radiographyFigure 5-1 Radiograph of a seashell showing contrast, density, and detail characteristics. ... number of x-rays that reach the film, (2) the penetrating power of the x-rays, (3) the developing time, or (4) the temperature of the developer. ... Radiographic density is also influenced by the thickness and type of tissue being radiographed. ... In comparison, the radiograph of the Labrador would have adequate density because the correct exposure levels were selected for its body thickness (Fig.

Title:Radiography in Veterinary Technology
Author:Lisa M. Lavin
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2006-07-11


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