Written by a veterinary technician for practicing vet techs and students, this new edition offers a complete, practical guide to producing consistently superior radiographic images. Its straightforward, accessible approach eliminates technical jargon and draws the reader in with comprehensible discussions that make concepts easy to understand. It covers the physics of radiography, the origin of film artifacts, and positioning and restraint of small, large, avian, and exotic animals. Concise, step-by-step guidelines explain the best methods for patient preparation, handling, positioning, and technical evaluation of the finished product. More than 450 illustrations and abundant charts, tables, and diagrams help the reader visualize and understand important concepts. Explicit guidelines clearly address all aspects of patient positioning, including where to collimate, anatomical landmarks, drawings of the animal positioned, and the resulting radiograph. Radiographic technique evaluation chart shows how to troubleshoot radiographic quality. Section on special radiographic procedures contains boxed outlines that provide a concise, quick reference to techniques. Guide to quality control - including tests - highlights this important information. Special procedure guide provides step-by-step instructions for key procedures, such as how to use contrast media. Chart on how to develop a technique guide serves as an excellent reference. Chapter outlines, glossaries, and references make chapter content easily accessible. Case studies show the direct applications of concepts addressed throughout the chapters. Many additional illustrations and radiographic images help the reader visualize and understand concepts. Additional case studies have been added to illustrate artifacts. High-quality photos have replaced outdated images, improving the book's clarity and visual appeal. Key points and review questions follow every chapter.Lavin, Lisa M. is the author of 'Radiography in Veterinary Technology', published 2002 under ISBN 9780721692753 and ISBN 0721692753.