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VT 131
Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
3 Units
Prerequisite: VT 120 and 122 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed to meet the needs of the Registered Veterinary Technician who will be working for veterinarians in private practice, animal research laboratories, private and state industrial or educational institutions. The course covers safety procedures, rules, regulations, x-ray production and theory as well as specific techniques associated with the use of x-ray equipment. It includes positioning techniques for various animal species as well as radiograph developing techniques and basic x-ray theory. Alternate imaging modalities are introduced and their use in veterinary medicine described. Emphasis is placed on the theory of diagnostic ultrasound and its use in veterinary medicine. A local field trip to a facility that offers the opportunity to perform large animal radiographic techniques may be required.