VSPN TECH350-0722: Putting the Rad in Radiology

The real time sessions for this course will be presented via Zoom webinar platform.

Presenter: Scarlette Donovan, MFA, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency & Critical Care)
Course Open: July 1-August 3 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS):Sundays, July 10, 17, and 24, 2022; 8:30-10:00pm ET (USA)    World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4.5
RACE Category: 4.5 hours Medical


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Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by June 19, 2022)
* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Course Information:
Join me and learn about how rad radiology really is! In this radiography-focused course, we will discuss the rad principles of radiology and break down these tubular concepts. Hands-free techniques will also be a concentration with exploration into groovy methods for both chemical restraint and positioning. In this course, we will also take a dive into image acquisition and provide some tips for how to avoid wipeouts when acquiring radiographs.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand and discuss the basic principles of radiography including equipment and image storage.
  • Demonstrate how to apply proper hands-free techniques when acquiring radiographs.
  • Demonstrate how to acquire high-quality diagnostic radiographic images.
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VSPN CE course will be open for enrollment to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in the principles of radiology.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.(20-913316)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 10): Principles of Radiology
This session will cover the principles of radiology, including a discussion of equipment function, use, and troubleshooting. It will also discuss PACS and image storage.

Week 2 (Real Time Session July 17): Hands-Free Radiology
This session will discuss sedation and anesthetic protocols to facilitate hands-free radiographs. It will also cover positioning tips and tricks and acquire high-quality diagnostic radiographs.

Week 3 (Real Time Session July 24): Acquiring Images
This session will explore how to acquire high-quality diagnostic radiographs. It will discuss technique chart creation and use, as well as basic image interpretation to assess for proper positioning.

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.


Enroll Now  

Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by June 19, 2022)
* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on July 10, 2022 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.


Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357