Radiographic Techniques: The Dog
Because interpreting radiographic studies is an important aspect of veterinary diagnostics, optimal patient positioning is essential for meaningful radiographs. With this handbook, the practitioner and staff receive a detailed overview of positioning techniques geared to canine radiographic examinations.Chapters have been built systematically so that instructions are clear and fast reading, making the text useful even directly before examining a patient. Ideal positioning is illustrated in 200 drawings. Sketches of each radiographic view clarify anatomical structures and help interpret the related picture.This book is an excellent resource in achieving maximum preparation for radiographic evaluation. It is appropriate for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians.
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Thorax lateral view vertical beam
Head frontooccipital view for occipital bone and foramen
Occipitoatlantoaxial region lateral view for odontoid
Pelvis and hip joints lateral view
Shoulder caudocranial ventrodorsal view
Carpus Metacarpus and Digits
Stifle caudocranial view with horizontal beam
Tarsus metatarsus and digits lateral view
Cervicothoracic spine ventrodorsal view
Spine Lumbar Region
abdomen antebrachium assist in positioning band across thorax cassette on table caudally Collinnation Comments direct vertical beam dorsal recumbency endotracheal tube extend head femur flexed gauze strip grid haircoat for matted hard palate Head and neck head in natural head in neutral hip dysplasia hold limb horizontal beam humerus inspect haircoat lateral recumbency lateral view Body limbs in neutral mandible metatarsus natural position nose odontoid process patella Patient preparation pelvis pinnae as handles pinnae of ears place cassette place compression band place head place in dorsal place in lateral place limbs place pinnae place sandbag place sponge position sandbags lateral position X-ray beam radiographic recommended views recumbency on pad sandbag across forelimbs sandbag over neck sandbags across hindlimbs Sedation or anesthesia special views spine sponge block sternal recumbency sternum stifle joints strip or tape table top tie-down rope Hindlinbs trough ventrodorsal view X-ray beam centering X-ray technique xyphoid process