Description: This course introduces the Animal Health Technician student to the use of radiography and the Registered Veterinary Technician's role in radiography in the veterinary medical fields. Topics include radiation, x-ray beam production, intensifying screens, cassettes, grid usage, latent and visible image formation, film processing, and alternative imaging methods. Protocols for commonly used radiographic studies and introductory radiographic film interpretation are included. Special emphasis is placed on radiation safety for the patient and handler and radiographic terminology. Also included is the proper use and maintenance of all veterinary radiographic and processing equipment and machines.