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Small Animal Radiographic Techniques and Positioning is a practical, clinically applicable manual designed to aid veterinary technicians and nurses in correcting common artifacts in both film and digital radiography and in positioning the small animal patient for clear and consistent radiographs. Detailed positioning techniques are provided for each commonly radiographed body segment, including positioning aids, alternative restraint methods, and examples of the corresponding correct or incorrect radiographs. Species covered include dogs, cats, birds, and common exotics. The book begins with an overview of radiographic technique, darkroom maintenance, digital and film-screen imaging, then offers a section on small animal positioning, including some exotic species positioning techniques, with the final section presenting information on contrast media and special contrast enhanced procedures. A companion website providesthe images from the book in PowerPoint and study questions and answers at www.wiley.com/go/ayers .Highly illustrated, Small Animal Radiographic Techniques and Positioning is a complete resource for any veterinary technician or student to quickly find imaging information and improve the clarity of small animal radiographs .
Iowa State University Press
April 13, 2012
About the author
Mary H. (Susie) Ayers, BBA, RT(R) is the senior radiologic technologist at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, with over 23 years of experience working in veterinary medicine.
"Overall, this book accomplishes its goals in an easy-to-use format. I suspect that an overwhelming majority of veterinary practices could benefit from using this book." ( Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association , 16 September 2012) "The author set out to provide a 'onestop handbook' and this she has done. It is a nicely presented book, written with a pleasing emphasis on clarity and practicality." ( Veterinary Record , 6 April 2013) "This is a great tool to keep near the dark room (if you still have one)." ( Vet Nurses Today , 1November 2012) "This is a very useful tool all around. It is definitely a quick reference guide that can be used by both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. It is easy to understand and easy to find what's needed. This is a good addition to the field." ( Doody's , 24 August 2012)
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