RACE approved access to AIS educational opportunities are hosted by the VCA on-line training site Woof University (Woof U). You will need to register as an AIS Woof U client to have access to AIS RACE approved courses.
Antech Imaging Services (AIS) is committed to promoting excellence in veterinary care. Our on-line educational series is one component of that commitment. These programs will provide training for common procedures to insure the highest quality diagnostic submissions to AIS as well as content on current topics in veterinary medicine. Our plan is to provide information for veterinarians as well as technical staff to assist in their patients receiving optimal care.
As an AIS client, you and your staff will have access to RACE approved educational opportunities at no extra charge. See the WOOF University information box on this page for access to RACE credit for reviewing this material. Remember to check your state licensure requirements for on-line CE requirements.
Training materials are always available for review at no extra charge should you opt not to participate in the RACE approved course. Access to the training materials is available at the bottom of this web page. You will not receive RACE credit if you access the materials from this page.
You are welcome to review these courses as often as needed.
Radiographic Positioning of the Dog
This course was designed to introduce staff members new to radiology on how to perform common radiographic procedures in the canine patient. It also serves as a good review for more seasoned technical staff and veterinarians. The ten modules consist of four prerequisite modules to provide needed background to optimize comprehension of the six training videos. Videos, still images, diagrams and quizzes are included in each module to help the learner process the available information. The prerequisite modules include information on radiation safety, terminology, and preparation prior to performing the exam. Submission of a radiology case to AIS is also included with this training. Detailed training of common radiographic examinations in the dog including positioning of the thorax, abdomen, shoulder, elbow, pelvis and stifle comprise this series. The modules include some sedated “hands-free” as well as “hand held” techniques for positioning. Positioning modules include information on anatomy, positioning and quality control of the images. Each module includes a detailed handout that can be printed for quick reference. Upon completion of this program, the learner will have the resources to obtain diagnostic quality canine radiographs.
- Understand why radiation safety is important and how to use good radiation safety to obtain diagnostic radiographs in the dog
- Understand how to make diagnostic quality radiographs in the dog of the six studies provided
- Understand how to quality control radiographic studies obtained and how to correct potential deficiencies
These prerequisite courses are highly recommended for those making radiographs for the first time, and suggested for all other users as a good review. It is possible to review the positioning courses without viewing the prerequisites.
NOTE: You will not receive RACE CE credit viewing these courses on this page. For RACE CE credit you must register with WOOF University and access the modules through that site.