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Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice

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4th
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9781455740772

ISBN10:
1455740772
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/2012
Publisher(s):
SAUNDERS W B CO
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Role of the Limited X-Ray Machine Operator
Introduction to Radiographic Equipment
Basic Mathematics
Basic Physics of Radiography
X-Ray Production
X-Ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management
Principles of Exposure and Image Quality
Digital Image Receptor Systems
Scatter Radiation and Its Control
Formulating X-Ray Techniques
Radiobiology and Radiation Safety
Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle
Lower Extremity and Pelvis
Spine
Bony Thorax, Chest, and Abdomen
Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses
Radiography of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
Film Critique
Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism
Safety and Infection Control
Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations
Medications and Their Administration
Medical Laboratory Skills
Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis
Bone Densitometry
Appendices
State Licensing Agencies for Radiography
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics
Solutions to Practice problems in Chapter 23
Sample Manual X-Ray Technique Chart
Optimum Kilovoltage Ranges
mAs Table
Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-Ray Exposure
Screen/Film Image Receptor Systems
X-Ray Darkroom and Film Processing
Usual Projections for Examinations
Critique for Sample Radiographs from Chapter 19
Charting Terms and Abbreviations
Task Inventory for Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography
Illustration Credits
Glossary
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