X-rays

Episode 11

X-rays are an amazing, non-invasive diagnostic procedure that literally allows us to see inside a body. However, they still require a lot of expertise to perform and interpret, and there are limitations that affect their use in pets.

Nicole and Jez discuss how x-rays work, and why we take the precautions that we do when taking x-rays in animals.

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Citations

Bailey, M., Houde, T., Kutasi, D. and Worrall, J., 2019. Radiation safety culture management in veterinary medicine. [online] Available at: <https://ca.idexxcom.us.aldryn.io/files/radiation-safety-white-paper.pdf> [Accessed 18 October 2021].
Johnson, C., Krecke, K., Miranda, R., Roberts, C. and Denham, C., 2009. Developing a Radiology Quality and Safety Program: A Primer. RadioGraphics, 29(4), pp.951-959.
Johnson, C., Krecke, K., Miranda, R., Roberts, C. and Denham, C., 2009. Developing a Radiology Quality and Safety Program: A Primer. RadioGraphics, 29(4), pp.951-959.
Mayer, M., Koehncke, N., Belotta, A., Cheveldae, I. and Waldner, C., 2017. Use of personal protective equipment in a radiology room at a veterinary teaching hospital. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 59(2), pp.137-146.
Thrall, D., 2018. Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology. 7th ed. Elsevier.