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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Susan Lura Sanson, MEd, RT (R)(QM)(Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Description: This is a new positioning and procedures book with a refreshing approach to the subject. It covers all content areas included in the ASRT curriculum guide. Chapter outlines and objectives are presented along with an applied medical terminology section. Critical thinking is promoted with well developed review questions and a "film critique" at the end of each unit.
Purpose: It is an excellent resource for learning a very complex subject. The integrated approach taken by the authors brings together all aspects of the clinical setting. Each chapter, when appropriate, includes pediatric, geriatric, mobile, and trauma radiography.
Audience: This text is designed for the student radiographer.
Features: Color is used to highlight various radiographs and diagrams. Side-by-side radiographs, one demonstrating the traditional projection and an identical radiograph with all anatomy outlined in color are included to aide the student in developing a deeper understanding of anatomy. This approach also enhances the students' ability to recognize and understand positioning/procedural errors. Supplements to the book, an applications manual and competency manual, will be a welcomed addition to a procedures course.
Assessment: This book will not replace a positioning atlas but will facilitate student comprehension of a very complex subject. Procedure is the basis of the radiologic profession and the use of this book will provide a solid foundation for the student radiographer. I highly recommend this book for use in a first year Radiographic Procedures course. It is not very often I become excited about a textbook, but the unique layout and wonderful illustrations make this text a must. The authors' integrated approach and concise layout will enhance any procedures course. Our faculty is looking forward to using this text and the supplements next semester.