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Here’s everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide provides a historical perspective on radiology and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine, digital and conventional imaging, patient care, and radiation safety. Expert authors LaVerne T. Gurley and William J. Callaway describe the classes you will take in your radiography program, the latest changes in the Registry exam, what will be required in the practice setting, and your opportunities for advancement throughout your career.
Part I: Becoming a Radiologic Technologist 1. Introduction to Quality Customer Service 2. Becoming a Better Student 3. Critical Thinking Skills 4. Evolution of Health Care Delivery 5. Radiology: A Historic Perspective Part II: Practicing the Profession 6. Radiography Education: From Classroom to Clinic 7. The Language of Medicine 8. Imaging Equipment 9. Radiographic Examinations: Diagnosing Disease and Injury 10. Imaging: Conventional and Digital 11. Ethics and Professionalism in Radiologic Technology 12. Knowing your Patient 13. Patient Care and Management 14. Medicolegal Considerations 15. Organization and Operation of the Radiology Department 16. Economics of Radiology 17. Quality Assurance in Radiology 18. Radiation Safety and Protective Measures 19. Allied Health Professions Part III: Growing with the Profession 20. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists 21. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 22. Professional Associations 23. Specialization in Radiologic Technology 24. Professional Development and Career Advancement 25. Continuing Education for the Radiologic Technologist