• Develop a working knowledge of radiologic science as it applies to producing diagnostic-quality images — and prepare for the Veterinary Technology National Exam (VTNE) — with Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 7th Edition! Written in a way that is easy to follow and understand, all aspects of imaging, including production, positioning, and evaluation of radiographs, are covered in this comprehensive text. All chapters have been thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated with vivid color equipment photos, positioning drawings, and detailed anatomy drawings. From foundational concepts to the latest in diagnostic imaging, this text is a valuable resource for students, technicians, and veterinarians alike!

    New to this edition

    NEW! Coverage of the latest protocols ensures all-inclusive coverage.

    Key Features

    • Comprehensive content explores the physics of radiography, the equipment, the origin of film artifacts, and positioning and restraint of small, large, avian, and exotic animals.
    • More than 1,000 full-color photos and updated radiographic images visually demonstrate the relationship between anatomy and positioning.
    • UNIQUE! Coverage of non-manual restraint techniques, including sandbags, tape, rope, sponges, sedation, and combinations, improve safety and enhance radiation protection.
    • Emphasis on digital imaging, including quality factors and post-processing, keeps you up to date on the most recent developments in digital technology.
    • UNIQUE! Dental radiography chapter covers equipment types (film, digital, and computed radiography), safety, positioning, and reading the image for the dog and cat to address the needs of both general and specialty veterinary technicians.
    • Broad coverage of radiologic science, physics, imaging, and protection provides you with the foundation needed to develop good imaging practices and techniques.
  • Part One:

    Section 1: The Technical Side of Imaging
    1. The Basics of Atoms and Electricity
    2. Diagnostic Xray Production
    3. Radiation Safety and Protection
    Section 2: Film and Digital Imaging
    4. Imaging on Film
    5. Producing the Image
    6. Optimizing the Image
    7. Processing the Image on Film
    8. Computerized Radiography; Digital Imaging
    9. Quality Control, Testing and Artifacts
    Section 3: Specialized Imaging
    10. Ultrasound
    11. Fluoroscopy
    12. Computerized Tomography
    13. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
    14. Nuclear Medicine and Intro to P.E.T.

    Part Two:
    15. Overview of Positioning
    16. Small Animal Abdomen
    17. Small Animal Thorax
    18. Small Animal Forelimb
    19. Small Animal Pelvis and Pelvic Limb
    20. Small Animal Vertebral Column 
    21. Small Animal Skull
    22. Dental Imaging and Radiography
    23. Small Animal Special Procedures
    24. Equine and Large Animal Radiography
    25. Avian and Exotic Radiography

  • Marg Brown

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Penn Foster College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Active Member, Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators

    Lois Brown

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Member Canadian Association of Physicists, President, Xray Imaging Consultants Ltd., Tottenham, Ontario