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cover image - Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455740888
Page Count: 656
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $72.95

Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Bruce W. Long, MS, RT(R)(CV), FASRT, Eugene D. Frank and Ruth Ann Ehrlich, RT(R)

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455740888
Page Count: 656
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $72.95
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The ONLY textbook written for limited radiography students, this book makes it easy to understand and perform basic procedures. It 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. Coverage includes the latest information on x-ray science and techniques, processing, radiation safety, radiographic anatomy, patient care, and pathology, along with step-by-step instructions for positioning.

    • Thorough preparation for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam and clinical practice is a key focus of this title.
    • Concise coverage incorporates all of the content mandated by the ASRT Core Curriculum for Limited X-ray Machine Operators.
    • The latest information on state licensure and limited radiography terminology ensures you understand the role of the limited practitioner.
    • Topics include x-ray science and techniques; radiation safety; radiographic anatomy, pathology, and positioning of upper and lower extremities, spine, chest and head; patient care; and ancillary clinical skills.
    • Over 1,000 anatomy illustrations, positioning photos, and x-rays teach anatomy and demonstrate patient positioning and the resulting x-rays in detail.
    • Math and radiologic physics concepts are presented in a easy-to-follow way.
    • Bone densitometry chapter provides all the information needed to perform bone densitometry exams and to pass the ARRT bone densitometry certification exam.
    • Step-by-step instructions for positioning the patient for the radiographic procedures performed by limited operators.
    • EXPANDED! Digital imaging concepts reflect current practice and meet the requirements of the ASRT Limited Scope Content Specifications.
    • NEW! The most common podiatric and chiropractic radiography procedures have been added for practitioners working in states that have limited podiatric or chiropractic license categories.
    • NEW! Updated drawings, photos, and medical radiographs enhance understanding of key concepts and illustrate current technology.
    • UPDATED! Patient care section now includes discussions of mechanical lifts and safe storage of chemicals, as well as a table of normal pediatric and adult vital signs.
    1. Role of the Limited X-Ray Machine Operator
    2. Introduction to Radiographic Equipment
    3. Basic Mathematics
    4. Basic Physics of Radiography
    5. X-Ray Production
    6. X-Ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management
    7. Principles of Exposure and Image Quality
    8. Digital Image Receptor Systems
    9. Scatter Radiation and Its Control
    10. Formulating X-Ray Techniques
    11. Radiobiology and Radiation Safety
    12. Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
    13. Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle
    14. Lower Extremity 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. Film Critique
    20. Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism
    21. Safety and Infection Control
    22. Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations
    23. Medications and Their Administration
    24. Medical Laboratory Skills
    25. Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis
    26. Bone Densitometry


    1. State Licensing Agencies for Radiography
    2. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics
    3. Solutions to Practice problems in Chapter 23
    4. Sample Manual X-Ray Technique Chart
    5. Optimum Kilovoltage Ranges
    6. mAs Table
    7. Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-Ray Exposure
    8. Screen/Film Image Receptor Systems
    9. X-Ray Darkroom and Film Processing
    10. Usual Projections for Examinations
    11. Critique for Sample Radiographs from Chapter 19
    12. Charting Terms and Abbreviations
    13. Task Inventory for Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography

    Illustration Credits


  • 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, Eugene D. Frank, MA, RT(R), FASRT, FAERS; Director, Radiography Program, Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota; Retired, Assistant Professor of Radiology,
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota and Ruth Ann Ehrlich, RT(R), Radiology Faculty (Retired), Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR; Adjunct Faculty, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
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