Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 13th Edition
More than 400 projections make it easier to learn anatomy, properly position the patient, set exposures, and take high-quality radiographs! With Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning & Procedures, 13th Edition, you will develop the skills to produce clear radiographic images to help physicians make accurate diagnoses. It separates anatomy and positioning information by bone groups — using full-color illustrations to show anatomical anatomy, and CT scans and MRI images to help you learn cross-section anatomy. Written by radiologic imaging experts Bruce Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara Smith, Merrill's Atlas is not just the gold standard in radiographic positioning references, and the most widely used, but also an excellent review in preparing for ARRT and certification exams!
- Comprehensive coverage of anatomy and positioning makes Merrill's Atlas the most in-depth text and reference available for radiography students and practitioners.
- Essential projections that are frequently performed are identified with a special icon to help you focus on what you need to know as an entry-level radiographer.
- Full-color presentation helps visually clarify key concepts.
- Summaries of pathology are grouped in tables in positioning chapters for quick access to the likely pathologies for each bone group or body system.
- Special chapters, including trauma, surgical radiography, geriatrics/pediatrics, and bone densitometry help prepare you for the full scope of situations you will encounter.
- Exposure technique charts outline technique factors to use for the various projections in the positioning chapters.
- Projection summary tables at the beginning of each procedural chapter offer general chapter overviews and serve as handy study guides.
- Bulleted lists provide clear instructions on how to correctly position the patient and body part.
- Anatomy summary tables at the beginning of each positioning chapter describe and identify the anatomy you need to know in order to properly position the patient, set exposures, and take high-quality radiographs.
- Anatomy and positioning information is presented in separate chapters for each bone group or organ system, all heavily illustrated in full-color and augmented with CT scans and MRI images, to help you learn both traditional and cross-sectional anatomy.
- Includes a unique new section on working with and positioning obese patients.
- Offers coverage of one new compensating filter.
- Provides collimation sizes and other key information for each relevant projection.
- Features more CT and MRI images to enhance your understanding of cross-sectional anatomy and prepare you for the Registry exam.
- Offers additional digital images in each chapter, including "stitching" for long-length images of the spine and lower limb.
- Standardized image receptor sizes use English measurements with metric in parentheses.
- Depicts the newest equipment with updated photographs and images.
1. Introduction to Radiography
2. Compensating Filters
3. Anatomy and Positioning Terminology
4. Upper Limb
5. Shoulder Girdle
6. Lower Limb
7. Pelvis and Upper Femora
8. Vertebral Column
9. Bony Thorax
10. Thoracic Viscera
Addendum A: Summary of Abbreviations
Bruce W. Long, MS, RT(R)(CV), FASRT, Director and Associate Professor, Radiologic Imaging and Sciences Programs, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA, Jeannean Hall Rollins, MRC, BSRT(R)(CV), Associate Professor, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR, USA and Barbara J. Smith, MS, RT(R)(QM), FASRT, FAEIRS, Instructor, Radiologic Technology, Medical Imaging Department, Portland Community College, Portland, OR, USA