Small Animal Radiographic Techniques and Positioning

ISBN-10: 081381152X

ISBN-13: 9780813811529

Edition: 2012

Authors: Susie Ayers

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Small Animal Radiographic Techniques and Positioning is a practical, clinically applicable manual designed to aid veterinary technicians and nurses in recognizing and correcting common artifacts in both film and digital radiography, as well as positioning the small animal patient for clear and consistent radiographs.  Detailed positioning techniques are provided for each commonly radiographed body segment of small animal patients, including positioning aids, alternative restraint methods, and examples of the corresponding correct or incorrect radiographs.  Species covered include dogs, cats, birds, and common exotics.This user-friendly manual also discusses the technical factors associated with digital imaging, radiation safety, and how to construct and use technique charts.  A companion website also provides all positioning photographs and radiographs electronically for quick reference.  Highly illustrated, Small Animal Radiographic Techniques and Positioning is a must-have resource for any veterinary technician or student working with digital imaging or looking to improve the clarity of small animal radiographs.
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Theory and Equipment
Introduction to Digital Imaging
Definition and Principles of Digital Imaging
Digital Radiography
Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine
Picture Archiving and Communication System
Workstation Monitors
Computed Radiography
Direct and Indirect Conversion Radiography
Digital Image Processing
Principles of Film-Screen Radiography
X-ray Film Construction
Intensifying Screens
Common Principles of Film-Screen and Digital Radiography
The Radiographic System
Basic Component Overview
X-ray Tube
Fluoroscopy
Secondary or Scatter Radiation
Grids
Milliamperage and Kilovoltage
Technique Chart
Overexposure vs. Underexposure
Patient Log
Darkroom Maintenance and Film Processing
Darkroom Setup
Manual Film Processing
Automatic Film Processing
Automatic Film Processor Maintenance
Silver Recovery Cartridges
Safelights
Film Storage and Handling
Patient Identifi cation Labeling
Care and Maintenance of Film Cassettes
Film-Screen and Digital Imaging Artifacts
Exposure Artifacts
Darkroom Processing Artifacts
Film Storage Artifacts
Digital Imaging Artifacts
Positioning Aids and Alternative Restraint
Safe Use of Restraint Devices
Sedated Patient Restraint
Radiation Safety
Health Physics
Radiologic Units
ALARA Concept
Radiographic Positioning
General Principles and Terminology
Positioning Terminology
Room Setup
Patient Preparation
Horizontal Beam Views
Small Animal Positioning-Forelimb
Scapula
Shoulder
Bicipital Groove
Humerus
Elbow
Radius and Ulna
Carpus
Metacarpus, Digits
Small Animal Positioning-Pelvis and Hind Limb
Pelvis
OFA Imaging
PennHIP Information
Femur
Stifle
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
Tibia and Fibula
Tarsus
Metatarsus and Digits
Small Animal Positioning-Spine
Cervical Spine
Thoracic Spine and Thoraco-Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Spine
LS Spine
Sacrum
Caudal Spine
Small Animal Positioning-Thorax, Soft Tissue Neck, and Abdomen
Thorax
Soft Tissue Neck
Abdomen
Small Animal Positioning-Skull
Cranium
Nasal
Maxilla
Mandible
Temporomandibular Joints
Tympanic Bullae
Exotic Pet Imaging
Avian
Small Mammals
Reptile
Contrast Media and Special Procedures
Radiopaque Contrast Media
Types of Radiopaque Contrast Media
Ionic and Nonionic Contrast Agents
Barium Sulfate
Special Imaging Procedures
Special Procedure-Esophagram (Static)
Esophagram-Fluoroscopic/Dynamic
Special Procedure-Upper GI
Special Procedure-Gastrogram
Special Procedure-Lower GI-Barium Enema
Special Procedure-Excretory Urogram
Special Procedure-Cystography
Special Procedure-Urethrography
Special Procedure-Vaginography
Special Procedure-Myelography
Special Procedure-Myelography-Avian
Special Procedure-Myelography-Rabbit
Special Procedure-Fistulography
Special Procedure-Arthrography
References
Webliography
Index
Companion website
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