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Fall 2021

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VET279 - Vet Radiology & Dentistry

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the student to 1) the basic principles of imaging that are necessary for the understanding and performance of diagnostic imaging procedures in a veterinary hospital, including radiographic techniques, MRI and ultrasound; 2) proper dental techniques and recognition of normal and abnormal conditions appropriate to the species. Prerequisite: VET 201, VET 234, VET LB4, VET 245, VET LB5, VET 246, VET LB6 each with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher. Corequisite: VET 268, VET LB7, VET LB8.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Implement radiographic quality control measures and recommended maintenance protocols for the radiographic equipment.
2. Generate diagnostic radiographic images using proper equipment, measurement and patient positioning.
3. Analyze radiographic image quality.
4. Complete appropriate recording in radiographic logs and medical records.
5. Implement recommended radiation safety measures.
6. Utilize radiographic technique charts properly.
7. Utilize radiographic techniques to perform contrast studies and radiographs for screening of hip dysplasia.
8. Describe the use of ultrasonography, endoscopy, MRI, or any other imaging procedures.
9. Administer an enema to a dog or cat.
10. Describe the modifications of diagnostic imaging techniques as they apply to mice, rats, guinea pigs, lizards or amphibians.
11. Identify normal dental anatomy and pathology.
12. Explain how pathological conditions will affect the overall health of the patient.
13. Perform routine dental prophylaxis on small animals including dental charting.
14. Create client education instructions regarding home care for the patient.
15. Describe the procedures involved in floating equine teeth, including the operation of appropriate dental equipment and restraint of the patient.

Effective Term: Fall 2019