Radiation Safety:

A Hands-Free X-Ray Workshop

Course Duration: 3 hours
User Skill Level: All
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Location: miEducation Training and Resource Centre, Guelph ON

Upcoming Dates:

February 7, 2024
April 17, 2024



June 12, 2024 
September 18, 2024 
November 13, 2024 

About this workshop:

In this 3-hour workshop participants will learn how to accomplish radiology hands-free positioning for all anatomy of the small animal patient.  Participants will learn how to use mechanical restraint, or a combination of mechanical/chemical restraints, to achieve a diagnostic quality small animal radiology study.  A combination of trough, sandbags, wedges and tape can help you accomplish a hands-free study. 

A discussion of best radiation safety practices for all staff and best safety practices for the patient will be included.

Who should attend this workshop?

This course is designed for clinicians, practice managers, technicians, and any team members involved in taking radiographs. 
RVTs and clinicians with a desire to learn how to use hands-free principles techniques in their clinic.  Hands-Free Starter Kits will be available for purchase at the end of the workshop.  

Meet your instructor:

Gabby Swanton graduated from R.V.T. program at Centralia College and after 4 years in a busy emergency hospital, found her way to the Ontario Veterinary College.  During her 25 years on staff at the OVC, Gabby enjoyed a number of different positions but found her true passion while part of the Diagnostic Imaging Department as an instructor and in ECC as a Triage technician.  She has since been able to carry all of her experience gathered at the College into a successful teaching career.