ISBN: 9781455742035
Page Count: 656
Imprint: Saunders
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Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

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

    • Concise coverage of all content mandated by the ASRT Core Curriculum for Limited X-ray Machine Operators and the ARRT Limited Scope Exam
    • Step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions for positioning the patient
    • More than 1,000 anatomy illustrations, positioning photos, and x-rays
    • Newest information from the ASRT on limited radiography terminology and each state’s requirements for licensure
    • Standardized anatomy and positioning terminology
    • Simplified physics and math concepts
    • Learning objectives, key terms, glossary, and summaries in each chapter
    • Workbook with exercises to review and reinforce your knowledge (available separately)
    • Bone densitometry chapter provides all the information you need to perform bone densitometry exams.
    • New and updated content on digital imaging, the most common podiatric positioning, cultural issues, confidentiality of health records, electronic medical records, and nosocomial infections
  • Part 1 - Introduction to Limited Radiography

    Chapter 1 - Role of the Limited X-ray Machine Operator

    Chapter 2 - Introduction to Radiographic Equipment

    Chapter 3 - Basic Mathematics for Limited Operators

    Part 2 - X-Ray Science

    Chapter 4 - Basic Physics for Radiography

    Chapter 5 - X-ray Production

    Chapter 6 - X-ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management

    Chapter 7 - Principles of Exposure and Image Quality

    Chapter 8 - Screen/Film Image Receptor Systems

    Chapter 9 - Digital Image Receptor Systems

    Chapter 10 - X-ray Darkroom and Film Processing

    Chapter 11 - Scatter Radiation and Its Control

    Chapter 12 - Formulating X-ray Techniques

    Chapter 13 - Radiobiology and Radiation Safety

    Part 3 - Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology

    Chapter 14 - Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology

    Chapter 15 - Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle

    Chapter 16 - Lower Extremity and Pelvis

    Chapter 17 - Spine

    Chapter 18 - Bony Thorax, Chest, and Abdomen

    Chapter 19 - Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses

    Chapter 20 - Radiography of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients

    Chapter 21 - Film Critique

    Part 4 - Professionalism and Patient Care

    Chapter 22 - Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism

    Chapter 23 - Safety and Infection Control

    Chapter 24 - Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations

    Part 5 - Ancillary Clinical Skills

    Chapter 25 – Medications and Their Administration

    Chapter 26 – Medical Laboratory Skills

    Chapter 27 – Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis

    Chapter 28 – Bone Densitometry – NEW!


    Appendix A - State Licensing Information and Addresses

    Appendix B - Sample Manual X-ray Technique Charts

    Appendix C - Optimum Kilovoltage (kVp) Ranges

    Appendix D - mAs Table

    Appendix E - Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-ray Exposure

    Appendix F - Usual Projections for Basic Examinations

    Appendix G - Critique of Sample Images from Chapter 20

    Appendix H - The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics

    Appendix I - Charting Terms and Abbreviations

    Appendix J - Solutions to Practice Problems in Chapter 3
  • 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, FAEIRS, Retired Director, Radiography Program, Riverland Community College, Austin, MN; Assistant Professor of Radiology, Emeritus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 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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