VCS 142 Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians I

Credit: 1.5

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VM 105, BMS 116

Prerequisite Note:

Instructor: Maggie Lump, RVT

Course Description:

This is the first of 2 courses involving basic principles of imaging that are necessary for the understanding and performance of diagnostic imaging procedures in a veterinary hospital. This course provides an introduction to X-ray generation, image formation, exposure factors, scatter radiation, grids, film, screens, safety, basic terminology, positioning, darkroom techniques, and artifact identification.

Course Objectives:

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook) Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.