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Strength of the book is the writing style, with an approach that builds from the simple to the complex. Principles of Radiographic Imaging presents clear and concise information on radiographic contrast, density, detail and distortion, and ties those concepts together to present an overall picture of radiographic exposure. Radiographic Imaging is a required part of the Radiologic Technology curriculum, so any student who is studying to be a Radiologic Technologist, will need a book such as this to complete the curriculum.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Unit 1: Creating the Beam, Chapter 1: Basic Mathematics, Chapter 2: Radiation Concepts, Chapter 3: Electricity, Chapter 4: Electromagnetism, Chapter 5: X-Ray Equipment, Chapter 6: The X-Ray Tube, Chapter 7: X-Ray Production, Unit 2: Radiation Protection, Chapter 8: Radiation Protection Concepts and Equipment , Chapter 9: Radiation Protection Procedures for Patients and Personnel , Chapter 10: Filtration, Chapter 11: The Prime Factors, Chapter 12: X-Ray Interactions, Chapter 13: Minimizing Patient Dose , Unit 3: Creating The Image, Chapter 14: Vision and Perception , Chapter 15: Beam Restriction, Chapter 16: The Patient as a Beam Emitter , Chapter 17: The Pathology Problem, Chapter 18: The Grid, Chapter 19: Radiographic Film, Chapter 20: Radiographic Processing, Chapter 21: Sensitometry, Chapter 22: Intensifying Screens, Chapter 23: Film-Screen Combinations, Chapter 24: Digital Imaging Acquisition, Processing, and Analysis, Chapter 25: Digital Radiography, Chapter 26: Digital Image Management, Unit 4: Analyzing The Image, Chapter 27: Establishing Imaging Standards, Chapter 28: Density, Chapter 29: Contrast, Chapter 30: Recorded Detail, Chapter 31: Distortion, Chapter 32: The Art of Image Critique, Chapter 33: Quality Management, Unit 5: Comparing Exposure Systems, Chapter 34: Developing Exposure Charts, Chapter 35: Fixed Kilovoltage Systems, Chapter 36: Variable Kilovoltage Systems, Chapter 37: Automatic Exposure Systems, Chapter 38: Exposure Conversation Problems, Unit 6: Specialized Imaging Systems, Chapter 39: Mobile Radiography, Chapter 40: Fluoroscopy, Chapter 41: Tomography, Chapter 42: Technical Aspects of Mammography, Chapter 43: Vascular Imaging Equipment, Chapter 44: Computed Tomography, Chapter 45: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Glossary - New to the addition, Index