Merrill's Pocket Guide to Radiography / Edition 6

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Overview

Designed for quick reference in the clinical environment, Merrill's Pocket Guide to Radiography is a pocket-sized companion to Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures, 12th Edition. This handy resource summarizes essential information for 170 of the most frequently requested projections you'll encounter. Authors Eugene Frank, Barbara Smith, and Bruce Long concisely present just the information you'll need for quick reference — keep it with you and keep Merrill's close at hand!

Diagnostic-quality radiographs demonstrate desired imaging results.
Key positioning information is formatted for quick and easy access.
Each procedure is presented in a two-color, two-page spread with bulleted, step-by-step procedures and accompanying images on the top page; and a chart with spaces to fill in the specific techniques used for a particular projection on the bottom page.
Section dividers with tabs offer quick access to each section.
Computed radiography information allows you to make the subtle adjustments necessary to obtain optimal results with CR.
Exposure technique chart for every projection helps reduce the number of repeat radiographs and improves overall image quality.
Abbreviations and external landmark charts on the inside covers provide quick access to frequently needed information.
kVp values are included for each projection.
Compensating filter information included for those projections where filters are used.

• New exposure index column for use with digital imaging systems
• Specific collimation settings for all projections done using DR Systems

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Reviewer: Rochell Olive-Harmon, MS (Froedtert Hospital)
Description: Based on Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures, 12th Edition, by the same authors (Elsevier, 2011), this concise guide summarizes information on 170 of the most frequently requested projections.
Purpose: This pocket guide is designed to be used in the clinic to help technologists efficiently and accurately produce quality diagnostic images.
Audience: The book was written for radiology students and technologists.
Features: This is a quick and convenient resource for positioning on a wide variety of radiologic procedures. This edition has added a section on obese patients, which is helpful for our diverse patient population.
Assessment: This is a handy and much-needed guide for radiology technologists and students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323042093
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/18/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 5.14 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Upper limb

II. Lower limb

III. Vertebral column

IV. Thorax

V. Abdomen

VI. Cranium

VII. Mobile Radiography

Appendices

SID Conversion

Grid Conversion Factors

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