Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 5e

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Book Description

Written by veterinary technicians for veterinary students and practicing technicians, Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition, combines all the aspects of imaging – including production, positioning, and evaluation of radiographs -into one comprehensive text. Completely updated with all new vivid, color equipment photos, positioning drawings and detailed anatomy drawings, this fifth edition is a valuable resource for students, technicians and veterinarians who need information on the latest technology or unique positioning.


  • Broad coverage of radiologic science, physics, imaging and protection


    provide you with foundations for good technique.

  • Positioning photos, radiographic images and anatomical drawings presented side-by-side with text explanation for each procedure increases your comprehension and retention.
  • Objectives, key terms, outlines, chapter introductions and key points help you organize information to ensure you understand what is most important in every chapter.


  • NEW! More than 1000 new full-color photos and updated radiographic images


    visually demonstrate the relationship between anatomy and positioning.

  • NEW! All-new color anatomy art created by an expert medical illustrator help you to recognize and avoid making imaging mistakes.
  • NEW! Non-Manual restraint techniques including sandbags, tape, rope, sponges, sedation and combinations improve your safety and radiation protection.
  • NEW! Chapter on dental radiography aids general veterinarian techs and those specializing in dentistry.
  • NEW! Increased emphasis on digital radiography, including quality factors and post-processing, keeps you up-to-date on the most recent developments in digital technology.

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Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 5e
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The book is written by experts who are well versed in their areas of specialization, therefore, you can expect credible concise content.
The book is rather technical and contains a lot of jargon that may be difficult to comprehend for some readers.
Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition combines various aspects of radiology including positioning, production and radiograph evaluation. The content is arranged in such a way that that all the relevant information is condensed into easily comprehensible chapters complete with vivid color photos and detailed drawings. The detailed illustrations and step-by-step guides complement the core content making the book easy to follow through. For instance the positioning methods are well explained and include clear illustrations for easy reference. The book includes valuable information updates that reflect the current status of veterinary radiography and related fields. This 5th edition is an important reference text for technicians, veterinarians and even students who are in the process of gaining technical accreditation.


  • 1 - Not recommended for reading.
  • 2 - Somewhat engaging, book is just OK.
  • 3 - Pretty engaging, good book.
  • 4 - Engaging, very good book.
  • 5 - Really engaging, excellent book.

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Book Details

Title: Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 5e


Length: 560 Pages

Edition: 5

Language: English

Publication Date: 2013-06-13

ISBN-10: 1455722804

ISBN-13: 9781455722808

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