Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians

Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 20.32mm | 1,587.57g
  • W B Saunders Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Approx. 1058 illustrations (629 in full color)
  • 1455722804
  • 9781455722808
  • 240,547

Table of contents

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

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Review quote


The fourth edition of this practical text on the subject of radiography is a compilation of the three previous editions, together with the welcome addition of a chapter on digital radiography.

This text is written by a veterinary technician, with contributions from two associate professors in radiology, and draws on her considerable experience as a teacher in this field.

As such, it is clearly laid out and presented. The text also makes excellent use of the 506 accompanying illustrations, many of which are reproduced in very high quality.

This excellent textbook us very readable and provides immediate access to the information required by veterinary professionals seeking to produce good quality radiographic images.

Reviewed by Glen Cousquer for Veterinary Times Vol 37 No 22
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