Description: This course is designed to provide the Animal Health Technology students with the opportunity to practice the concepts of radiology. The students utilize established veterinary positioning and technical protocols. They expose and process radiographs to develop a technique chart for commonly used veterinary radiographic studies, including contrast studies. The students also practice radiographic film evaluation techniques, radiation log production, and radiographic equipment maintenance. Darkroom procedures and practices that prevent artifacts are employed including equipment maintenance. An introduction to performing an ultrasound abdominal exam is provided including handling and maintenance of the machinery. Procedures and protocols for radiation safety of patient, handler, and equipment are stressed.