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Overview

Here’s everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide provides a historical perspective on radiology and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine, digital and conventional imaging, patient care, and radiation safety. Expert authors LaVerne T. Gurley and William J. Callaway describe the classes you will take in your radiography program, the latest changes in the Registry exam, what will be required in the practice setting, and your opportunities for advancement throughout your career.

  • An introduction to radiologic technology includes a concise overview of what to expect in your coursework.
  • Critical thinking skills are highlighted, with four important steps to take in assessing situations and making informed decisions.
  • Career guidelines discuss customer service, ethics and professionalism, how to join professional organizations, and how to keep up with continuing education requirements after graduation.
  • A clear, easy-to-read style does not assume you have prior knowledge of the subject matter.
  • New photographs accurately depict current equipment and practice standards.
  • An increased focus on digital imaging keeps you on the cutting edge of technology.
  • Updates include:

    • Positioning terminology
    • Program accreditations
    • Demographic information for better communication with culturally diverse patients
  • A closer alignment of the book's topics with ASRT Core Curriculum's section on fundamentals.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323035668
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/17/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to quality customer service 3
Ch. 2 Becoming a better student 21
Ch. 3 Memorization - a key to learning 35
Ch. 4 Critical thinking skills 49
Ch. 5 The history of medicine 57
Ch. 6 Radiology : a historic perspective 75
Ch. 7 Radiography education : from classroom to clinic 91
Ch. 8 The language of medicine 109
Ch. 9 Imaging equipment 119
Ch. 10 Radiographic examinations : diagnosing disease and injury 127
Ch. 11 Imaging : life cycle and quality 139
Ch. 12 Ethics and professionalism in radiologic technology 167
Ch. 13 Patient care and management 181
Ch. 14 Medicolegal considerations 191
Ch. 15 Organization and operation of the radiology department 205
Ch. 16 Economics of radiology 217
Ch. 17 Quality assurance in radiology 227
Ch. 18 Radiation safety and protective measures 245
Ch. 19 Allied health professions 269
Ch. 20 The American registry of radiologic technologists 285
Ch. 21 The joint review committee on education in radiologic technology 297
Ch. 22 Professional associations 313
Ch. 23 Specialization in radiologic technology 325
Ch. 24 Professional development and career advancement 353
Ch. 25 Continuing education for the radiologic technologist 371
Ch. 26 Status of health care delivery 381
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