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    Essentials of Radiologic Science


LWW is proud to introduce Essentials of Radiologic Science, a core, comprehensive textbook for radiologic technology students. Focusing on covering the crucial components and minimizing extraneous content, this text will help prepare students for success on the The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination in Radiography and beyond into practice. Topics covered include radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, and patient care. This is a key and crucial resource for radiologic technology programs, focusing on providing relevancy and offering tools and resource to students of multiple learning types. These include a full suite of ancillary products, a variety of pedagogical features imbedded in the text, and a strong focus on the practical application of the concepts presented.

Table of Contents

PART I BASIC PHYSICS Chapter 1 Radiation Units, Atoms and Atomic Structure Chapter 2 Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetic Radiation Chapter 3 Electric Currents Chapter 4 Circuits, Transformers, and Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) PART II CIRCUITS AND X-RAY PRODUCTION Chapter 5 X-Ray Tubes Chapter 6 X-Ray Production Chapter 7 X-Ray Interactions PART III IMAGE FORMATION Chapter 8 Intensifying Screens Chapter 9 Film and Processing Chapter 10 Density and Contrast Chapter 11 Image Formation Chapter 12 Grids and Scatter Reduction PART IV SPECIAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES Chapter 13 Fluoroscopy, Conventional and Digital Chapter 14 Digital Imaging Chapter 15 Quality Control Chapter 16 Mammography Chapter 17 Computed Tomography Chapter 18 Magnetic Resonance Imaging PART V RADIATION PROTECTION Chapter 19 Radiation Biology Chapter 20 Radiation Protection and Regulations Chapter 21 Minimizing Patient Exposure and Personnel Exposure PART VI PATIENT CARE Chapter 22 Patient Care and Medical Ethics Chapter 23 Patient Care, Medications, Vital Signs, and Body Mechanics

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