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Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Say hello to the one resource that gives you access to both quality management and quality control information for all major imaging modalities. Updated with new legislative content, advances in imaging technology, and current ACR accreditation requirements, Papp’s Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences, 5th Edition features step-by-step QM procedures complete with full-size evaluation forms and instructions on how to evaluate equipment and document results. It is a great tool to help you for the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management.

"...the book does give a good overview of quality in imaging and to physicists performing controls it will be a valuable handbook." Reviewed by Jonn Terje Geitung on behalf of Journal of Acta Radiologica, April 2015

  • Coverage of quality management is included for ALL imaging sciences, with chapters devoted to QM for fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, sonography, and mammography.

  • Step-by-step QM procedures offer instructions on how to evaluate equipment, and full-sized sample evaluation forms offer practice in documenting results.

  • Student-friendly features include learning objectives, chapter outlines, key terms (with definitions in glossary), and review questions at the end of each chapter.

  • A special icon identifies current government regulations important to quality management.

  • A practice exam on Evolve includes 200 randomizable, practice exam questions for the ARRT advanced certification examination in QM, and includes answers with rationales.

  • Student experiments on Evolve let students complete lab assignments and print out answers on computer, and may be modified by instructors to fit their classroom needs.
  • Includes new FDA and American College of Radiology (ACR) requirements.

  • Adds more material covering digital imaging artifacts.

  • Updated mammography guidelines and the latest MQSA and ACR standards.

  • Includes updated coverage of multi-slice scanners and electron beam units.

  • Adds information on 3D and 4D probes and volume imaging QA.

  • Updated PET/CT material.

  • Includes overall updates to match the recent guideline changes to the ARRT Advanced Level Exam on Quality Management.

  • Includes Evolve online resources such as mock Registry exams, sample documentation forms, lab experiments, and additional analysis and critical thinking questions.

1. Introduction to Quality Management

2. Quality Management Tools and Procedures

3. Film/Screen Image Receptors, Darkrooms, and Viewing Conditions

4. Film Processing

5. Processor Quality Control

6. Silver Recovery

7. Quality Control of X-Ray Generators and Ancillary Radiographic Equipment

8. Quality Control of Fluoroscopic Equipment

9. Advanced Imaging Equipment

10. Outcomes Assessment of Radiographic Images

11. Mammographic Quality Standards

12. Quality Control in Computed Tomography

13. Quality Control for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment

14. Ultrasound Equipment Quality Assurance

15. Quality Assurance in Nuclear Medicine

Appendix A. Review of Radiographic Quality

Appendix B. Agencies, Organizations, and Committees in Quality Assurance

Bibliography

Glossary

Answers to Review Questions

Jeffrey Papp, PhD, RT(R) (QM), Professor of Physics and Diagnostic Imaging, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
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