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Overview

With this single resource, you can access quality management and quality control information for all major imaging modalities! Updated with the latest changes in technology and federal regulations, Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences provides a thorough description of Quality Management and explains why it is so important to imaging technology. Step-by-step QM procedures include full-size evaluation forms, with instructions on how to evaluate equipment and document results. This book also helps you prepare effectively for the ARRT advanced certification exam in quality management.

• Coverage of quality management is included for ALL imaging sciences, with chapters devoted to QM for fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, sonography, and mammography.
• Step-by-step QM procedures offer instructions on how to evaluate equipment, and full-sized sample evaluation forms offer practice in documenting results.
• Student-friendly features include learning objectives, chapter outlines, key terms (with definitions in glossary), and review questions at the end of each chapter.
• A special icon identifies current government regulations important to quality management.
• A practice exam on Evolve includes 200 randomizable, practice exam questions for the ARRT advanced certification examination in QM, and includes answers with rationales.
• Student experiments on Evolve let students complete lab assignments and print out answers on computer, and may be modified by instructors to fit their classroom needs.

• Includes new FDA and American College of Radiology (ACR) requirements.
• Adds more material covering digital imaging artifacts.
• Updated mammography guidelines and the latest MQSA and ACR standards.
• Includes updated coverage of multi-slice scanners and electron beam units.
• Adds information on 3D and 4D probes and volume imaging QA.
• Updated PET/CT material.
• Includes overall updates to match the recent guideline changes to the ARRT Advanced Level Exam on Quality Management.
• Includes Evolve online resources such as mock Registry exams, sample documentation forms, lab experiments, and additional analysis and critical thinking questions.

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Susan Lura Sanson
This is a comprehensive resource that will enhance anyradiologic technology course in quality assurance/quality control. Inaddition, it will serve as an excellent reference tool for anyradiology department or technologist implementing a quality managementprogram. A technologist preparing for the quality management advancedlevel examination will find this book covers it all. The purpose isto provide the most current and comprehensive information available onthe quality management aspects of darkrooms, processing, equipment andaccessories, fluoroscopic and advanced imaging equipment, artifacts,repeat analysis, and silver recovery. Quality assurance organizationsand their websites are listed in the appendix. Various forms needed fordocumentation of quality improvement activities can be found throughoutthe book with additional forms in the appendix. This book istailor-made for a radiologic technology course in quality management. Student radiographers will appreciate having a copy of this book intheir personal library. Every department or quality controltechnologist would enjoy having such a practical reference to consult. It would be worthwhile as a review text for all imaging professionalsconsidering the advance registry examination in qualitymanagement. Special features include federal regulations in bold-facetype with a unique symbol. Each chapter includes an outline,educational objectives, key terms, experiments, and review questions. There is a mock quality management registry examination in Chapter 16. Chapters on quality control in advanced imaging equipment (CT, MRI, US,and NM) are also included. Don't hesitate to order this book. Everyradiologic science educator from clinicalinstructor to programdirector should have an understanding of quality improvement withintheir profession. It will bring everyone up to speed, very quickly. Students will have access to all aspects of quality improvement in onetextbook. Radiology departments will appreciate this comprehensivereference. A library within a university or college that houses aradiography program would benefit from the addition of this book to theradiology reference section. This is an excellent book that I lookforward to using in my quality assurance/quality controlcourse.
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Reviewer: Susan Lura Sanson, MEd, RT (R)(QM)(Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Description: This is a comprehensive resource that will enhance any radiologic technology course in quality assurance/quality control. In addition, it will serve as an excellent reference tool for any radiology department or technologist implementing a quality management program. A technologist preparing for the quality management advanced level examination will find this book covers it all.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the most current and comprehensive information available on the quality management aspects of darkrooms, processing, equipment and accessories, fluoroscopic and advanced imaging equipment, artifacts, repeat analysis, and silver recovery. Quality assurance organizations and their websites are listed in the appendix. Various forms needed for documentation of quality improvement activities can be found throughout the book with additional forms in the appendix.
Audience: This book is tailor-made for a radiologic technology course in quality management. Student radiographers will appreciate having a copy of this book in their personal library. Every department or quality control technologist would enjoy having such a practical reference to consult. It would be worthwhile as a review text for all imaging professionals considering the advance registry examination in quality management.
Features: Special features include federal regulations in bold-face type with a unique symbol. Each chapter includes an outline, educational objectives, key terms, experiments, and review questions. There is a mock quality management registry examination in Chapter 16. Chapters on quality control in advanced imaging equipment (CT, MRI, US, and NM) are also included.
Assessment: Don't hesitate to order this book. Every radiologic science educator from clinical instructor to program director should have an understanding of quality improvement within their profession. It will bring everyone up to speed, very quickly. Students will have access to all aspects of quality improvement in one textbook. Radiology departments will appreciate this comprehensive reference. A library within a university or college that houses a radiography program would benefit from the addition of this book to the radiology reference section. This is an excellent book that I look forward to using in my quality assurance/quality control course.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323057615
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/5/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 596,829
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 4.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Quality Management

2. Quality Management Tools and Procedures

3. Film/Screen Image Receptors, Darkrooms, and Viewing Conditions

4. Film Processing

5. Processor Quality Control

6. Silver Recovery

7. Quality Control of X-Ray Generators and Ancillary Radiographic Equipment

8. Quality Control of Fluoroscopic Equipment

9. Advanced Imaging Equipment

10. Outcomes Assessment of Radiographic Images

11. Mammographic Quality Standards

12. Quality Control in Computed Tomography

13. Quality Control for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment

14. Ultrasound Equipment Quality Assurance

15. Quality Assurance in Nuclear Medicine

Appendix A. Review of Radiographic Quality

Appendix B. Agencies, Organizations, and Committees in Quality Assurance

Bibliography

Glossary

Answers to Review Questions

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