Radiologic Science for Technologists - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition

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Radiologic Science for Technologists - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition


Develop the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions regarding technical factors and diagnostic imaging quality with this highly detailed, vibrantly illustrated, full-color resource. Updated with the latest advances in radiologic science, this new edition addresses a broad range of radiologic disciplines, providing a strong foundation in the study and practice of radiologic physics, imaging, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more. Unique learning tools strengthen your understanding of key concepts, and challenging review exercises help you prepare for success on the ARRT certification exam and in the workplace.
  • Quick-reference guides printed on colored end sheets provide easy access to frequently used formulas, conversion tables, abbreviations, and more.
  • Special Math Formulas boxes and Important Concepts boxes emphasize key chapter content.
  • A full-color design highlights important information and clarifies concepts.
  • Objectives, key terms, outlines, introductions, and summaries for every chapter help you organize material and identify vital information.
  • Challenge Questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of terms, concepts, and formulas with a variety of definition exercises, short answer questions, and calculations.
  • Significant chapter updates help you ensure success on the ARRT exam and keep you current with the latest practices in mammography, interventional radiology, multislice spiral computed tomography, and radiation protection.
  • A new chapter on The Digital Image identifies the benefits and challenges of working with digital imaging and familiarizes you with technology you’ll encounter in the clinical setting.
  • A new Viewing the Digital Image chapter guides you through the most up-to-date viewing practices to ensure an accurate understanding.
  • An expanded glossary introduces important new terms common to today’s practice settings.
Part I Radiologic Physics

1. Concepts of Radiologic Science

2. Fundamentals of Radiologic Science

3. The Structure of Matter

4. Electromagnetic Energy

5. Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Part II The X-ray Beam

6. The X-ray Imaging System

7. The X-ray Tube

8. X-ray Production

9. X-ray Emission

10. X-ray Interaction with Matter

Part III The Radiograph

11. Radiographic Film

12. Processing the Latent Image

13. Radiographic Intensifying Screens

14. Control of Scatter Radiation

15. Radiographic Technique

16. Image Quality

17. Image Artifacts

18. Quality Control

Part IV Advanced X-ray Imaging

19. Mammography

20. Mammography Quality Control

21. Fluoroscopy

22. Interventional Radiology

23. Multislice Spiral Computed Tomography

Part V Digital Imaging

24. Computer Science

25. Computed Radiography

26. Digital Radiography

27. Digital Fluoroscopy

28. The Digital Image - NEW!

29. Viewing the Digital Image - NEW!

30. Digital Display Quality Control

31. Digital Image Artifacts

Part VI Radiobiology

32. Human Biology

33. Fundamental Principles of Radiobiology

34. Molecular and Cellular Radiobiology

35. Early Effects of Radiation

36. Late Effects of Radiation

Part VII Radiation Protection

37. Health Physics

38. Designing for Radiation Protection

39. Patient Radiation Dose Management

40. Occupational Radiation Dose Management


Illustration Credits
Stewart C. Bushong, ScD, FACR, FACMP, Professor of Radiologic Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
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