Pocket Guide to Radiography

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Overview

POCKET GUIDE TO RADIOGRAPHY accompanies the ninth edition of MERRILL'S ATLAS and summarizes essential information for the most frequently requested projections. Designed for quick reference in the clinical environment, the New Edition offers bulleted, step-by-step explanations of how to position the patient and body part for 190 of the most commonly requested radiographic projections, including mobile and mammography procedures. A broadside two-page spread for each procedure and two-color format makes this pocket...

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Overview

POCKET GUIDE TO RADIOGRAPHY accompanies the ninth edition of MERRILL'S ATLAS and summarizes essential information for the most frequently requested projections. Designed for quick reference in the clinical environment, the New Edition offers bulleted, step-by-step explanations of how to position the patient and body part for 190 of the most commonly requested radiographic projections, including mobile and mammography procedures. A broadside two-page spread for each procedure and two-color format makes this pocket guide quick and easy to use for students and practicing radiographers.

* Presents key positioning information on a broadside, two-page spread for quick reference and easy access to information.
• Incorporates bulleted lists to provide clear, step-by-step positioning instructions.
• Provides footnotes referencing MERRILL'S ATLAS, ninth edition.
• Includes two blank pages following each section so the radiographer can note additional projections that may be frequently requested in a particular institution.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

B. J. Manaster
This fourth edition, spiral-bound, pocket-sized bookis a guide for radiology technologists and technology students. Thepurpose of the guide is to outline appropriate patient positioning forstandard radiographic views. The intended audience is radiologictechnologists. This guide contains forms for quick reference totechnique (exposure charts) for technologists to complete for theirparticular equipment. It does have some nice features, includingreferences to more complete descriptions in books. The guide alsocontains minimal hints on computed radiography technique. Another newfeature is a student competency check-off. Unfortunately, this bookonly partially meets the author's objectives. The photographs ofpatient positioning are, for the most part, correct. However, thisrepresents highly rudimentary information. Since there are no diagramsof what the resulting radiographs should look like, the technologisthas no hint how to differentiate standard from poor positioning. In myexperience, it is this judgment that is most difficult for thetechnologist. Therefore, this book would be greatly enhanced if therewere diagrams and hints describing easy ways to recognize appropriatepositioning on the x-ray. This guide provides a handy reference fortechnologists to record techniques in their clinical environment. However, if the technologist hopes to rely on it for an understandingof patient positioning and, therefore, adequacy of the resultingradiograph, they will be disappointed.
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Reviewer: B. J. Manaster, MD, PhD (University of Utah School of Medicine)
Description: This fourth edition, spiral-bound, pocket-sized book is a guide for radiology technologists and technology students.
Purpose: The purpose of the guide is to outline appropriate patient positioning for standard radiographic views.
Audience: The intended audience is radiologic technologists.
Features: This guide contains forms for quick reference to technique (exposure charts) for technologists to complete for their particular equipment. It does have some nice features, including references to more complete descriptions in books. The guide also contains minimal hints on computed radiography technique. Another new feature is a student competency check-off. Unfortunately, this book only partially meets the author's objectives. The photographs of patient positioning are, for the most part, correct. However, this represents highly rudimentary information. Since there are no diagrams of what the resulting radiographs should look like, the technologist has no hint how to differentiate standard from poor positioning. In my experience, it is this judgment that is most difficult for the technologist. Therefore, this book would be greatly enhanced if there were diagrams and hints describing easy ways to recognize appropriate positioning on the x-ray.
Assessment: This guide provides a handy reference for technologists to record techniques in their clinical environment. However, if the technologist hopes to rely on it for an understanding of patient positioning and, therefore, adequacy of the resulting radiograph, they will be disappointed.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780808922674
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition number: 5

Table of Contents

I. Upper limb II. Lower limb III. Vertebral column IV. Thorax V. Abdomen VI. Cranium VII. Mobile VIII. Mammography Appendixes SID Distance Conversion Screen-film Speed Conversion Grid Conversion Factors Manual Collimation Conversion Fraction and Decimal Equivalents

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2007

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    i would recommend this book to any one!! it has so much information- and its so small- its great - if you are studying radiography BUY THIS- it just might save your life (haha)

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