Abdominal radiographs are centered?
- Midway/midpoint between collimation boundaries
- Lateral projection: Slightly caudal to last rib
- VD projection: Medial aspect of last rib centered on sternum
Abdominal radiographs should be measured at?
Last (13th) rib area (or thickest portion of abdomen)
What do you do with forelimbs when taking a lateral thoracic radiograph?
Pull both forelimbs cranially
When is chemical restraint for radiographs ok to do?
With DVM’s knowledge
With DVM’s permission
If FFD (film focal distance) is increased (further away) from machine’s technique chart, the calibration distance causes the image to appear …?
How do you correct an abdominal film that is too light and doesn’t have adequate penetration as various anatomic forms are barely discernable from each other?
Increase kVp (barely discernable = need more colors!!!)
Do CAT scans produce more or less radiation than a chest film?
What is the new universal standard for electronic portage of medical images?
- images can be transferred anywhere
Image at right angles