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TECH131-0606: The Sparkle Technique and Other Bright Ideas in Radiographic Imaging
Kim Zody, BS, RVT & Camille L. Ummel, BS, RVT
June 22-July 29, 2006
Real Time Sessions: Wednesday evenings, June 28, July 5, 12, and 19; 7:30pm-9:30pm ET (USA)
Thoracic and abdominal imaging of non-diseased, healthy patients is the "bread and butter" of clinical radiography and a well designed technique chart is the veterinary technician's "cookbook". By following the standard "recipes" for exposure factors, the technician can predictably produce consistent quality thoracic and abdominal images of normal patients. However, when technicians are faced with imaging non-traditional or diseased patients, the cookbook doesn't always offer the right recipes. This course is designed to aid the veterinary technician in producing more diagnostic radiographs of patients with unique body types or specific pathologies in order to help the veterinarian in making a better a diagnosis.
This course includes four (4) online sessions of 2 hours (120 minutes), case discussions, radiographic tips, interactive message boards, homework involving interactive cases and a final exam. The overall goal is to test the participant's knowledge of material that is covered. This course is geared toward credentialed veterinary technicians, however any ancillary staff currently producing radiographs in practice are encouraged to participate.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Week 1: General exposure technique adjustment and technique chart utilization
Practical Diagnostic Imaging for the Veterinary Technician, Third Edition by Connie M. Han and Cheryl D. Hurd, Elsevier Inc.(Elsevier Mosby), Copyright 2005 ISBN 0-323-02575-7. This text can be purchased from the VIN Store at: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99180
Radiography in Veterinary Technology, Third Edition by Lisa M. Lavin, Elsevier (Saunders), Copyright 2003. ISBN 0-7216-9275-3. This text can be purchased from the VIN Store at: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=91430
Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion. Due to the amount of material to be covered, it is highly recommended the student comes to class having reviewed the handouts for that week, reviewed the previous week's homework and study guide, utilized the message boards for the course, and is prepared to interact during the real time session.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 8 CEUs
Registration: $140 ($ 126 early bird special if registered before June 8, 2006).
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)
*VT students: You must include the following information in the comments section of the CE enrollment form in order to be eligible for this discount: your program directors name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Registration will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
** Minimal computer requirements for participating in VSPN and VPSNCE: http://www.vspn.org/CE/MinReqs.htm
** For More Information on VSPN's upcoming CE Courses, check out http://www.VSPN.org/CE
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