This course will detail all aspects of veterinary radiography. Topics will range from theoretical aspects of veterinary radiology and radiation safety to patient handling techniques...
Enrolment is limited to students in the Animal Health Technology Program.
The major topics in the course include:
1. Terminology and principles of veterinary radiology
- generation of X-rays
- physics of radiology
- operation of X-ray and imaging equipment
2. Radiation safety
- proper use of radiology equipment and accessories
- understanding of protective devices and practices
3. Generation of radiographs for evaluation
- positioning techniques for small animals
- exposure variables and techniques
- radiographic studies of body systems
- specialized techniques for identification of conditions
- performance of extra-oral radiographs
4. Development, storage and handling of radiographs
- use of specialized screens and grids
- routine identification procedures
- proper storage of unexposed and exposed films
- manual and automatic processing of radiographic films
5. Types and maintenance of radiographic equipment
- advantages of various types of X-ray units
- indications for film and screen types and sizes
- proper storage, maintenance and disposal of processing fluids
Methods of Instruction
This course involves three hours per week of classroom instruction and two hours per week of laboratory activity.
Means of Assessment
TYPE OF EVALUATION PERCENTAGE (total 100%)
Laboratory Assignments & Projects 20-40
Preparation, Participation & Attendance 10
Final Examination 20-30
Grades: A+ 95-100, A 90-94, A- 85-89, B+ 80-84, B 75-79, B- 70-74,
C+ 65-69, C 60-64, C- 55-59, P 50-54, F 0-49.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the formation and principles of X-rays.
2. Explain the function of X-ray generating apparatus.
3. Operate X-ray generating apparatus.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of image formation.
5. Position companion animals for routine radiographic evaluations.
6. Understand the techniques required to perform routine extra-oral dental radiographs.
7. Store, handle, identify and process radiographic film.
8. Understand the operation and routine maintenance of an automatic X-ray processor.
9. Implement and maintain appropriate radiation safety measures.
10. Perform regular maintenance on accessory radiographic equipment.
AHTT 1203 Veterinary Care 2
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.