ANSC 252: Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians (3 credits)
This course covers the nature and use of x-ray technology in veterinary technology. Students are also given an overview of alternative imaging techniques (ultrasound, CT scans, and digital radiography) as well as an introduction to the radiography of large animals and exotics. (3 hours lecture)
Pre-Requisite(s): Admission into the Veterinary Technology program. Students enrolling in ANSC 252 are required to show proof of current health insurance and sign a liability waiver.
Co-Requisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ANSC 252L.
Recommended Preparation: None
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the uses and functioning of various types of medical imaging equipment.
- Implement and observe recommended radiation safety measures.
- Evaluate radiographic images for proper radiographic technique and patient positioning.
- Explain the clinical uses of alternative imaging technologies.
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