Imaging tip for the veterinary team: Stop screwing this up

Imaging tip for the veterinary team: Stop screwing this up

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May 02, 2018

Your veterinary team may take radiographs every day. It may be as routine as a hundred other procedures in the clinic. But Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Rachel Pollard, DVM, PhD, DACVR, says the technique should never be taken lightly.

"While I know most people really just want to do the best by the animal and get a get a radiograph to make a diagnosis, it is imperative that everybody involved in the imaging process is safe," she says.

Need a reminder about what that safety entails? Dr. Pollard says team members must wear leaded aprons, leaded gloves and thyroid shields. And she adds, "Keep your hand out of the primary beam."

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