Pocketbook of Radiographic Positioning / Edition 3

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a practical guide to the wide variety of radiographic projections that are commonly encountered in a clinical environment. It provides clear and concise advice on how to approach radiographic positioning and technique, both efficiently and effectively. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of achieving the best possible image with the minimum exposure. The routine examinations are dealt with by region in a systematic way and have the same easy-to-use format throughout. For each projection, there is a patient position photograph and an accompanying radiograph to ensure that the required result of the examination has been achieved. The accompanying CDrom enlarges and adapts the images to demonstrate the anatomy and areas of interest.

• The CDrom expands contents of book in three areas: technique, radiological assessment and pathology. Additional illustrations are included and leader lines and legends added to enlarged versions of existing images to help readers assess radiographs.
• Text updated and bibliography expanded.

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“Durable pocketbook comes with a CD ROM to amplify the data –
This book is small enough to carry in a pocket and has a durable cover to withstand the punishment of continual use. The book is logically arranged by anatomical area, with a view to providing fast access to the important information needed before undertaking a radiographic procedure…A nice touch is the inclusion of blank tables allowing the user to note down exposure factors to be used in their own clinical setting…I would definitely recommend this book to student radiographers and, with the bundled CD, I found it to be good value at £22.99.”

John Talbot, Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging, Anglia Ruskin University.
RAD Magazine, November, 2007 pg45

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443103308
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 172

Table of Contents

Radiographic Projections: Upper Extremity: Fingers - PA (Dorsipalmar), Lateral. Thumb – AP, Lateral, AP Alternative position (trauma). Hand – PA (Dorsipalmar), PA oblique, Lateral, AP oblique (Ball Catcher’s). Wrist – PA, PA oblique, Lateral. Scaphoid – PA, PA oblique, Lateral, AP oblique, Possible scaphoid fracture, (Alternative banana projection). Forearm – AP, Lateral. Elbow – AP, Lateral, Modified projections. Radial head – Alternative projection. Humerus – AP, Lateral. Shoulder Girdle: Shoulder joint – AP, AP oblique, Axial inferosuperior, Axial superoinferior, Supplementary ‘Y’ projection – dislocated shoulder. Scapula – AP, Lateral. Acromioclavicular joints – AP, AP weight-bearing. Clavicle – PA, Inferosuperior. Thoracic Cage: Upper ribs – Right or left posterior obliques, Lower ribs - AP. Sternum – Lateral, Anterior Oblique (RAO). Respiratory system: Lung fields – PA, Lateral, Apices, Lordotic. Trachea-thoracic inlet – AP, Lateral. Abdominal contents: Abdomen – AP supine, AP erect, Left lateral decubitus. Urinary tract – AP supine – kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB), Kidney/ureter posterior obliques, AP bladder, Bladder posterior obliques .Pelvis, Hip Joint and Upper Third of Femur: Pelvis - AP. Both hips – AP, Lateral (Frog). Single hip – Lateral – neck of femur, AP – single hip, Lateral – non-trauma. Lower Extremity: Toes – Dorsiplantar (AP), Dorsiplantar (AP oblique), Lateral. Foot – Dorsiplantar (AP), Dorsiplantar (AP oblique), Lateral. Ankle joint – AP, Lateral. Calcaneum – Lateral, Axial. Tibia and Fibula – AP, Lateral. Knee joint – AP, Lateral, Intercondylar notch, Patella – inferosuperior (skyline projection). Femur – AP, Lateral, Lateral – horizontal beam. Vertebral Column: Cervical spine – AP C1-C3, AP C3-C7, Lateral, Anterior obliques. Cervicothoracic – Swimmer’s. Thoracic spine – AP, Lateral. Lumbar spine – AP, Lateral, Lumbosacral Junction (L5-S1), AP obliques. Sacrum – AP, Lateral. Coccyx – AP, Lateral. The Skull: Skull baselines. Isocentric Technique – Basic equipment positions. Skull – Occipitofrontal, Pineal, Half-axial, Lateral. Facial bones – Occipitomental 15, Occipitomental 30, Lateral. Sinuses – Occipitomental, Lateral, Occipitofrontal, Modified Occipitofrontal. Appendix: Further projections, Exposure factors, Glossary of Common Medical terms, Normal Biochemical Values, Common Abbreviations. Bibliography

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