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Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice. Edition No. 6

  • ID: 5204061
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 624 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Master the skills needed to perform basic radiography procedures! Written exclusively for limited radiography students, Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 6th Edition provides a fundamental knowledge of imaging principles, positioning, and procedures. Content reflects the most current practice, and incorporates all the subjects mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum so you will be thoroughly prepared for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam. From radiologic imaging experts Bruce Long, Eugene Frank, and Ruth Ann Ehrlich, this book provides the right exposure to x-ray science, radiographic anatomy, technical exposure factors, and radiation protection, along with updated step-by-step instructions showing how to perform each projection.

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PART I: Introduction to Limited Radiography
1. Role of the Limited X-ray Machine Operator
2. Introduction to Radiographic Equipment
3. Basic Mathematics for Limited Operators
PART II: X-ray Science
4. Basic Physics for Radiography
5. X-ray Production
6. X-ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management
7. Principles of Exposure and Image Quality
8. Digital Imaging
9. Scatter Radiation and Its Control
10. Formulating X-ray Techniques
11. Radiobiology and Radiation Safety
PART III: Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
12. Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
13. Upper Limb and Shoulder Girdle
14. Lower Limb and Pelvis
15. Spine
16. Bony Thorax, Chest, and Abdomen
17. Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses
18. Radiography of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
19. Image Evaluation
PART IV: Professionalism and Patient Care
20. Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism
21. Safety and Infection Control
22. Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations
PART V: Ancillary Clinical Skills
23. Medications and Their Administration
24. Medical Laboratory Skills
25. Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis
26. Bone Densitometry
Appendix A: State Licensure Information
Appendix B: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics
Appendix C: Solutions to Practice Problems in Chapter 3
Appendix D: Sample Manual X-Ray Technique Chart
Appendix E: Optimum Kilovoltage (kVp) Ranges
Appendix F: Milliampere-seconds (mAs) Table
Appendix G: Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-ray Exposure
Appendix H: Usual Projections for Routine Examinations
Appendix I: Evaluation of Sample Images from Chapter 19
Appendix J: Charting Terms and Abbreviations
Appendix K: Task Inventory for Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography
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Long, Bruce W. Director and Associate Professor, Radiologic Imaging and Sciences Programs, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Frank, Eugene D. Retired Director, Radiography Program, Riverland Community College, Austin, MN; Assistant Professor of Radiology, Emeritus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

Ehrlich, Ruth Ann Radiology Faculty (Retired), Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR; Adjunct Faculty, Portland Community College, Portland, OR.
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