Introduction to Radiologic Technology

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/17/2006
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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An excellent orientation to the field of radiologic technology, this book has launched the careers of generations of successful radiographers. It covers basic learning skills and provides a historical overview of medicine and radiology. With this text, readers will have not only a solid introduction to the coursework that will follow in their radiography program, but they will also know what to expect from a career in the imaging sciences, what will be required in the practice environment, and what their options will be for advancement. Critical Thinking Skills chapter provides an excellent introduction to what critical thinking is and why it is important to RTs, through developing a useful definition of critical thinking, examining common mindsets that can hinder sound reasoning, and presenting four important steps for readers to take on their way to becoming critical thinkers. Thorough introduction to the field of radiologic technology covers topics in just the right amount of detail to give an informative overview of subjects that will be covered in depth in future courses. Comprehensive information about the profession of radiologic technology includes customer service, ethics and professionalism, and how to join professional organizations and keep up with continuing education requirements after graduation. Reader-friendly style leads from one topic to the next in a logical progression, with relevant discussions, and without assuming prior knowledge of the subject matter. Review questions are located at the end of each chapter with answers in the Appendix. Content updates and additions include the following: Registry exam changes Imaging equipment advances, especially digital Medical-legal content expansion with HIPAA and other privacy concerns Implications of aging populations and challenges of caring for the elderly j/Li> A new chapter on cultural diversity, a topic now mandated in the ASRT Core Curriculum Expanded Instructors Resource Manual includes back-of-book CD with all print content, an expanded test bank with approximately 10 multiple-choice questions per chapter, and an electronic image collection of images from the book.

Table of Contents

Part I Becoming a Radiologic Technologist
Introduction to Quality Customer Service
William J. Callaway
Becoming a Better Student
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Memorization---A Key to Learning
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Critical Thinking Skills
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
The History of Medicine
William J. Callaway
Radiology: A Historic Perspective
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Part II Practicing the Profession
Radiography Education: From Classroom to Clinic
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
The Language of Medicine
William J. Callaway
Imaging Equipment
William J. Callaway
Radiographic Examinations: Diagnosing Disease and Injury
William J. Callaway
Imaging: Life Cycle and Quality
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Ethics and Professionalism in Radiologic Technology
James Ohnysty
Patient Care and Management
Penny S. Mays
Medicolegal Considerations
Russell A. Tolley
Organization and Operation of the Radiology Department
Penny S. Mays
Economics of Radiology
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Quality Assurance in Radiology
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Radiation Safety and Protective Measures
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Allied Health Professions
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Part III Growing with the Profession
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Neta B. McKnight
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Joanne S. Greathouse
Professional Associations
William J. Callaway
Specialization in Radiologic Technology
Peggy D. Franklin
Professional Development and Career Advancement
Wanda E. Wesolowski
Continuing Education for the Radiologic Technologist
Barbara A. Burnham-Rupp
Status of Health Care Delivery
William J. Callaway
Appendix: Answers to Review Questions 395(2)
Glossary 397(10)
Index 407

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