Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians, 2E

Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, CVT, LAT
Joshua M. Schlote, BAS, LVT

Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians is a comprehensive diagnostic imaging textbook, which includes detailed positioning information for radiographic studies in the small animal clinic. The text showcases a systematic approach to the positioning of feline, canine, equine, and exotic animal patients for routine and special radiographic procedures, including dentistry procedures.

Outstanding Features

  • Chapter openers contain keywords and learning objectives.
  • End-of-chapter material includes key points and questions to encourage critical thinking and synthesis of key points.
  • Full-color photos, radiographs, and illustrations for visually enhanced learning.
  • Detailed explanation of how to develop a technique chart accompanied with sample charts.
  • Introduction of new technology: Infrared Thermography is a new technology being used in veterinary medicine. In-depth information is covered regarding benefits and its use in practice.
  • AFAST/TFAST Ultrasound: nUpdated sections in ultrasonography covers patient preparation, positioning and step-by-step guide to performing AFAST/TFAST scans.
  • Equine Dental Radiography:  Imaging guide to obtain diagnostic equine radiographs for interpretation.
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Table of Contents

  1. Radiation Concepts
  2. Radiograph Equipment
  3. Radiation Safety
  4. X-ray Film
  5. The Darkroom
  6. Quality Assurance
  7. Digital X-ray Imaging
  8. Contrast Studies
  9. Ultrasound Imaging
  10. Alternate Imaging Modalities
  11. Patient Positioning
  12. Small Animal Abdominal and Thoracic Positioning
  13. Small Animal Pelvic Girdle and Hindlimbs
  14. Small Animal Thoracic Girdle and Forelimbs
  15. Small Animal Skull and Vertebrae
  16. Dental Radiology
  17. Exotic Companion Animal Imaging
  18. Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging
  19. Glossary
  20. Index

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About the Author

Dr. Sirois received her EdD in instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds an AAS degree in veterinary technology, and a BS and MS in biology. She is credentialed as both a veterinary technician and laboratory animal technician and has more than 25 years of experience as a veterinary technician educator in both traditional and distance education programs.

Josh Schlote received his associates of applied science from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE, in 2002 and his bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in Florida in 2011. Josh is an instructor in Veterinary Technology at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE.

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