Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Quality Control / Edition 3

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Overview

Radiologic technologists play an important role in the care and management of patients undergoing advanced imaging procedures. This new edition provides the up-to-date information and thorough coverage you need to understand the physical principles of computed tomography (CT) and safely produce high-quality images. You’ll gain valuable knowledge about the practice of CT scanning, effective communication with other medical personnel, and sectional anatomic images as they relate to CT.

• Comprehensively covers CT at just the right depth for technologists – going beyond superficial treatment to accommodate all the major advances in CT. One complete CT resource covers what you need to know!
• Brings you up to date with the latest in multi-slice spiral CT and its applications – the only text to include full coverage of this important topic.
• Features a chapter devoted to quality control testing of CT scanners (both spiral CT and conventional scan-and-stop), helping you achieve and maintain high quality control standards.
• Provides the latest information on: advances in volume CT scanning; CT fluoroscopy; multi-slice spiral/helical CT; and multi-slice applications such as 3-D imaging, CT angiography, and virtual reality imaging (endoscopy) – all with excellent coverage of state-of-the-art principles, instrumentation, clinical applications and quality control.

• Two new chapters cover recent developments and important principles of multislice CT and PET/CT, giving you in-depth coverage of these quickly emerging aspects of CT.
• Nearly 100 new line drawings and images illustrate difficult concepts, helping you learn and retain information.
• All-new material updates you on today’s CT scanners, CT and PACS, image quality and quality control for multislice CT scanners, and clinical applications.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Donald R. Jacobson
This study guide contains very little didactic material and is designed to be used with the 1994 edition of the author's textbook on Computed Tomography. The book is composed of topic outlines, key word lists, and study exercises. Answers are provided for all true/false and multiple choice questions. The purpose of this guide is to review the subject matter in the textbook, provide a self-assessment, ensure mastery of the content, and provide practice in answering multiple choice questions. The book meets the author's objectives but has shortcomings. This book is written for the radiologic technologist desiring certification in computed tomography. The level and subject matter covered is appropriate for this audience. The author is a registered radiologic technologist and demonstrates a wide experience with and knowledge of CT. Illustrations in the book consist of labeled clinical CT images, allowing the student to identify anatomical detail. These are well done and very adequate for the purpose. The table of contents, index, and overall presentation of the book are very satisfactory. This book is based on a good concept -- a comprehensive review and study guide covering technical and clinical aspects of CT. It is well laid out and covers the material well. The usefulness of this book, however, is compromised because of numerous errors. Readers must be cautioned that some of the answers given in the book are incorrect.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Donald R. Jacobson, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This study guide contains very little didactic material and is designed to be used with the 1994 edition of the author's textbook on Computed Tomography. The book is composed of topic outlines, key word lists, and study exercises. Answers are provided for all true/false and multiple choice questions.
Purpose: The purpose of this guide is to review the subject matter in the textbook, provide a self-assessment, ensure mastery of the content, and provide practice in answering multiple choice questions. The book meets the author's objectives but has shortcomings.
Audience: This book is written for the radiologic technologist desiring certification in computed tomography. The level and subject matter covered is appropriate for this audience. The author is a registered radiologic technologist and demonstrates a wide experience with and knowledge of CT.
Features: Illustrations in the book consist of labeled clinical CT images, allowing the student to identify anatomical detail. These are well done and very adequate for the purpose. The table of contents, index, and overall presentation of the book are very satisfactory.
Assessment: This book is based on a good concept:a comprehensive review and study guide covering technical and clinical aspects of CT. It is well laid out and covers the material well. The usefulness of this book, however, is compromised because of numerous errors. Readers must be cautioned that some of the answers given in the book are incorrect.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416028956
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/13/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 639,549
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Table of Contents

1. Computed Tomography: An Overview

2. Introduction to Computers

3. Digital Image Processing

4. Physical Principles of Computed Tomography

5. Data Acquisition Concepts

6. Image Reconstruction

7. Basic Instrumentation

8. Image Post Processing and Visualization Tools

9. Image Quality

10. Radiation Dose in CT

11. Single-Slice Spiral/Helical CT-Physical Principles and Instrumentation

12. Multislice Spiral/Helical Computed Tomography-Physical Principles and Instrumentation

13. Technical Applications of Multislice CT Scanning NEW!

14. Three Dimensional Computed Tomography-Basic Concepts

15. Virtual Reality Imaging

16. Position Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Scanners NEW!

17. Computed Tomography of the Head, Cerebral Vessels, Neck, and Spine

18. Computed Tomography of the Body

19. Pediatric Computed Tomography

20. Quality Control for Computed Tomography Scanners

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