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VSPN CE Course TECH268-0118: An Introduction to Small Animal Radiology
Audio only: The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.

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Instructor: Michelle Connell, AA, BS
Course Open: January 3 2018-February 10, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is open to all veterinary staff that work with small animals in radiology. This course will cover basic radiology principles.
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, veterinary teams, etc.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-26191)

Course Description:
Radiology is one of the most used diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. This course will provide a review of how to acquire high quality diagnostic radiographs with minimal radiation exposure to themselves and to the patient. The participant will be introduced to optimal patient positioning for radiographic studies with the incorporation of chemical restraint and positioning devices. This course will provide a better understanding of x-ray production, terminology, technique and safety.

Week 1 (Real Time Session January 10): Getting Started- Understanding Radiographic Terminology, Production of X-rays, Image Processing and Developing a Technique Chart
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session January 17): Radiation Safety
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session January 24): Identifying Digital Radiography Artifacts and Positioning for Thoracic, Abdominal and Pelvic Radiographic Studies
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session January 31): The Use of Contrast in Radiography and Positioning for Vertebral Column, Forelimb and Hindlimb Radiographic Studies
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructor:
Michelle Connell, AA, BS has been working in the veterinary field since 2002. She attended the University of California, Davis and received her BS in Animal Science in 2006. She accepted a position at the University of California, Davis in 2009 as an Imaging Technician for the Department of Biomedical Engineering. There, she performed preclinical imaging on a number of modalities including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography. During this time she discovered her passion for imaging and teaching. In 2013, she started working as an Imaging Technician at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She works in the radiology department performing radiographs, fluoroscopy and computed tomography and also teaches the fourth year veterinary students.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by December 20, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET on January 10, 2018, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 792 or email VSPNCE@vspn.org. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference).This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.”

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VSPN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 792.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Director

VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
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