VETS 3023 - Radiography, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): VETS 2014 with D or better

Level: Lower

In this course students will examine body systems using radiographic and ultrasound procedures as tools in the evaluation of animals for the diagnosis and prognosis of numerous traumas, diseases and illnesses. The course integrates the production of the radiograph and its clinical use as it relates to the evaluation of healthy and ill animals. In the laboratory, students will utilize animal models, inanimate objects and living animals to perfect their understanding of patient positioning, radiographic exposures and film developing techniques. Emphasis is placed on safely producing diagnostic quality radiographs using both conventional and digital radiographic techniques, as well as providing the basic skills in the set up and operation of an ultrasound unit.