Nursing the Feline Patient by Linda E. Schmeltzer, Gary D. Norsworthy

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Lovelace KM. 2010. Age Approximation. , pp. 933–36. Ames: Wiley-Blackwell. Norsworthy GD. 2010. Jugular Blood Collection. , pp. 902–903. Ames: Wiley-Blackwell. Vogt AH, Rodan I, Brown M, et al. 2010. AAFP-AAHA: Feline Life Stage Guidelines. J Fel Med Surg. 12(1): 43–54. Philadelphia: Elsevier, www. com. Vogt AH, Rodan I, Brown M, et al. 2010. AAFP-AAHA: Feline Life Stage Guidelines. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 46(1): 70–85. org. indd 30 12/20/2011 6:34:44 AM CHAPTER 7 Diagnostic Imaging of the Feline Patient Judith Hudson and Merrilee Holland Overview Radiography has a multifaceted role in patient management.

For each body part, the chosen mA and calculated kVp are used to expose an initial film of an average-sized cat. If the film is too black, reduce kVp by increments of 15% until the exposed film is optimal. If the film is too light, increase kVp by increments of 15% until the goal is met. The chart can now be created by starting with the exposure factors for the initial film. The mA will be fixed at the value you selected. Write the thickness of the cat and the optimal kVp on the chart. Values of kVp for other thicknesses are calculated by adding (or subtracting) 2 kVp for each 1-cm increase (or decrease) in thickness.

Boyd LM, Langston C, Thompson K, et al. 2008. Survival in Cats with Naturally Occurring Chronic Kidney Disease. J Vet Intern Med. 22(5): 1111–17. Lovelace KM. 2010. Age Approximation. , pp. 933–36. Ames: Wiley-Blackwell. Norsworthy GD. 2010. Jugular Blood Collection. , pp. 902–903. Ames: Wiley-Blackwell. Vogt AH, Rodan I, Brown M, et al. 2010. AAFP-AAHA: Feline Life Stage Guidelines. J Fel Med Surg. 12(1): 43–54. Philadelphia: Elsevier, www. com. Vogt AH, Rodan I, Brown M, et al. 2010. AAFP-AAHA: Feline Life Stage Guidelines.

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