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Common Radiographic Views: A Review for Vet Tech Students

by Cathy Barnette - August 28, 2020 at 11:15 AM

While a radiograph can be taken with a pet in nearly any position, depending on the veterinarian’s goals and the specific area to be imaged, there are certain views that are utilized more often than others.

As a vet tech student, it’s important to be familiar with these commonly-ordered images, so that you are prepared to assist on externships or at your first job.

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What is the Vet Tech’s Role in PennHip and OFA Radiographs?

by Cathy Barnette - August 20, 2020 at 11:06 AM

When veterinarians perform radiographs to evaluate the hips of potential breeding dogs, there are two methods they may use: PennHip radiographs and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) hip radiographs. While these two methods of hip evaluation have similar goals, there are a number of differences between the two techniques. 

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