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Radiology/Imaging

Featured, Spring 2021, Radiology/Imaging

Use of Ultrasonography in Veterinary Emergency Rooms

Elana Benasutti CVT

Elana is a graduate of Harcum Junior College. She has worked at Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for the past 27 years. Her first 10 years were spent as the ultrasound technician in the radiology department and the next 17 years as a critical care veterinary nurse in the intensive care unit. In addition to her interest in ultrasonography and emergency and critical care, Elana loves cows and has spent time working in the dairy industry. She lives with her husband on a small hobby farm with a myriad of much-loved pets.

With proper training, veterinary nurses can perform TFAST and AFAST scans on emergent patients.

Winter 2021, Radiology/Imaging

Fluoroscopy: Don’t Miss the Show!

Liane Shaw BS, RVT

Liane is a graduate of Purdue University and returned as the Diagnostic Imaging Instructional Technologist after working in private practice. Liane has produced and launched a digital radiography positioning guide for small animals, large animals, and exotics. She stays busy these days by spending the evenings with her family on their small farm in Attica, Ind.

Donna Tudor MS, RT(R)(MR)(MRSO)

Donna earned her degree in radiological sciences from Butler University. She worked in radiology in human medicine for 20 years before transitioning to veterinary medicine. Sixteen years ago, she began her career at Purdue University to bring advanced technologies to the veterinary school. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching, sports, boating, and spending time with her family.

Fluoroscopy produces real-time images that appear as an “x-ray movie,” providing a helpful view for dynamic processes.

Winter 2018, Radiology/Imaging

Take a Bite Out of Dental Radiology: Positioning for Picture-Perfect Views

Liane Shaw BS, RVT | Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital | Lafayette, Indiana

Liane K. Shaw, BS, RVT, is the diagnostic imaging instructional technologist at Purdue University. She earned an associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree in applied science at the Veterinary Technology Program at Purdue University. She then worked at a private practice for 7 years and was a supervisor for the clinic before coming back to Purdue University to pursue her love for teaching. In 2011 she received an award for teaching excellence from Purdue University and Elanco Animal Health. She has spoken at conferences about dental radiography and digital radiography. In 2017 she coauthored 2 articles on radiology positioning published in Today’s Veterinary Technician.

Cynthia Voglewede BS, RVT, AVTCP-Canine/Feline | Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital | Lafayette, Indiana

Cynthia Voglewede, BS, RVT, AVTCP-Canine/Feline, has taught at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 1996. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology education from Ball State University and later graduated from the Purdue University Veterinary Technology program. She was a founding member and treasurer for the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice, which was approved in 2010. She received the Outstanding Staff Award in June 2015.

This article will help veterinary team members refresh themselves about common dental radiography procedures. Topics covered include safety, equipment, views, and positioning.

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 2
March/April 2017, Radiology/Imaging

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes, Part 2

Liane K. Shaw BS, RVT | Purdue University

Liane grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, on a small hobby farm with horses, goats, pigs, chickens, geese, cats, a dog, and one duck named Daffy. A 10-year member of 4-H, she followed her passion for animals by applying to the veterinary technology program at Purdue University, where she earned not only an associate’s degree, but also a bachelor’s in applied science, with a minor in organizational leadership and supervision.

After working as a supervisor in private practice for 6 years, Liane returned to Purdue to pursue her love of teaching. In the past 9 years as Purdue’s Diagnostic Imaging Instructional Technologist, she has completely remodeled the diagnostic imaging curriculum to include many labs for a more hands-on approach. In 2011, she received a Teaching Excellence award from Purdue University and Elanco Animal Health. In 2013, she spoke at Purdue’s fall conference on the topic of dental radiography.

Liane stays busy by spending the evenings outside with her husband and two sons on their 22-acre farm in Attica, Indiana, which is home to horses, dogs, cats, and a donkey!

Jeannine E. Henry BA, RVT | Purdue University

Jeannine was born and raised in Logansport, Indiana, where she welcomed any opportunity to spend time with animals. In 2005, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English, in pursuit of her passion for reading and writing, but soon realized that something was missing from her life: her love for animals. While working at a private practice, she was introduced to the role of veterinary technician. She graduated from Purdue with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology in 2007.

One month after graduation, Jeannine accepted a position at Purdue University as a Versatech, a position created to fill gaps in various departments all over the hospital, including diagnostic imaging. This was how she discovered her love for radiology. She has now been working in diagnostic imaging for
6 years and is PennHIP certified.

In her spare time, Jeannine enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and spending time with her husband, son, two dogs, and adopted blood donor cat. She hopes to combine her love for animals and writing in the future to pursue a career in journalism for the veterinary medicine profession.

This second of two articles on radiographic positioning provides an overview of proper patient restraint as well as techniques to obtain good-quality radiographs of the stifles, pelvis, and phalanges.

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 1
Nov/Dec 2016, Radiology/Imaging

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes, Part 1

Liane K. Shaw BS, RVT | Purdue University

Liane grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, on a small hobby farm with horses, goats, pigs, chickens, geese, cats, a dog, and one duck named Daffy. A 10-year member of 4-H, she followed her passion for animals by applying to the veterinary technology program at Purdue University, where she earned not only an associate’s degree, but also a bachelor’s in applied science, with a minor in organizational leadership and supervision.

After working as a supervisor in private practice for 6 years, Liane returned to Purdue to pursue her love of teaching. In the past 9 years as Purdue’s Diagnostic Imaging Instructional Technologist, she has completely remodeled the diagnostic imaging curriculum to include many labs for a more hands-on approach. In 2011, she received a Teaching Excellence award from Purdue University and Elanco Animal Health. In 2013, she spoke at Purdue’s fall conference on the topic of dental radiography.

Liane stays busy by spending the evenings outside with her husband and two sons on their 22-acre farm in Attica, Indiana, which is home to horses, dogs, cats, and a donkey!

Jeannine E. Henry BA, RVT | Purdue University

Jeannine was born and raised in Logansport, Indiana, where she welcomed any opportunity to spend time with animals. In 2005, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English, in pursuit of her passion for reading and writing, but soon realized that something was missing from her life: her love for animals. While working at a private practice, she was introduced to the role of veterinary technician. She graduated from Purdue with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology in 2007.

One month after graduation, Jeannine accepted a position at Purdue University as a Versatech, a position created to fill gaps in various departments all over the hospital, including diagnostic imaging. This was how she discovered her love for radiology. She has now been working in diagnostic imaging for
6 years and is PennHIP certified.

In her spare time, Jeannine enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and spending time with her husband, son, two dogs, and adopted blood donor cat. She hopes to combine her love for animals and writing in the future to pursue a career in journalism for the veterinary medicine profession.

This first of two articles on veterinary radiographic positioning provides an overview of radiation safety as well as the techniques used to obtain good-quality orthopedic radiographs of the skull, shoulders, and elbows.

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