9780323035668

Introduction to Radiologic Technology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780323035668

  • ISBN10:

    0323035663

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/17/2006
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Summary

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
3(18)
William J. Callaway
Becoming a Better Student
21(14)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Memorization---A Key to Learning
35(14)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Critical Thinking Skills
49(8)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
The History of Medicine
57(18)
William J. Callaway
Radiology: A Historic Perspective
75(16)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Part II Practicing the Profession
Radiography Education: From Classroom to Clinic
91(18)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
The Language of Medicine
109(10)
William J. Callaway
Imaging Equipment
119(8)
William J. Callaway
Radiographic Examinations: Diagnosing Disease and Injury
127(12)
William J. Callaway
Imaging: Life Cycle and Quality
139(28)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Ethics and Professionalism in Radiologic Technology
167(14)
James Ohnysty
Patient Care and Management
181(10)
Penny S. Mays
Medicolegal Considerations
191(14)
Russell A. Tolley
Organization and Operation of the Radiology Department
205(12)
Penny S. Mays
Economics of Radiology
217(10)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Quality Assurance in Radiology
227(18)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Radiation Safety and Protective Measures
245(24)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Allied Health Professions
269(16)
LaVerne Tolley Gurley
Part III Growing with the Profession
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
285(12)
Neta B. McKnight
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
297(16)
Joanne S. Greathouse
Professional Associations
313(12)
William J. Callaway
Specialization in Radiologic Technology
325(28)
Peggy D. Franklin
Professional Development and Career Advancement
353(18)
Wanda E. Wesolowski
Continuing Education for the Radiologic Technologist
371(10)
Barbara A. Burnham-Rupp
Status of Health Care Delivery
381(14)
William J. Callaway
Appendix: Answers to Review Questions 395(2)
Glossary 397(10)
Index 407

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