Radiographic Imaging and Exposure / Edition 3

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Overview

Radiographic Imaging & Exposure, 2nd Edition, provides you with a thorough yet practical approach to mastering the fundamental principles of imaging that help you produce high-quality radiographic images in the clinical setting. Each chapter emphasizes practical tips, important relationships, and mathematical applications that help you focus on topics critical to performance.

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

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Editorial Reviews

Susan Lura Sanson
All the principles of radiographic image formation are covered in this fundamental textbook. The unique practice of using icons to indicate "important relationships, mathematical applications, practical tips and film critique" will help the reader to key in on essential information. This book will serve as an excellent introductory text for all standard topics included in a radiographic exposure class. The editor begins with an nice historical review on the discovery of x-rays, then covers the basics of x-ray production and image quality. A unit on scatter control leads into an image receptor section. The processor and sensitometry units area are very concise. Additional units are provided by contributors who technique charts, automatic exposure control, and computed radiography. The book is written for all radiography students and for technologists who may be re-entering the profession. The use of icons to indicate key concepts (important relationships, mathematical applications, practical applications, and film critique) will help the student radiographer focus on important information. The practical applications icon will assist the student in recognizing exposure concepts that can be applied in the clinical setting. There are many high quality illustrations and images, and there is a wonderful basic introduction on computed radiography. This book is unlike Fodor's The Art and Science of Medical Radiography (Mosby, 1993). While the x-ray tube and x-ray generation at the target are covered, the x-ray generator itself is not. Unlike Wallace's Radiographic Exposure: Principles and Practice (FA Davis, 1995), an activities section does not appear inthis text; however, a set of review questions is provided at the end of each unit. Still, the practical tips icons will help students to apply knowledge in the clinical setting. When comparing illustrations, moreover, this book is outstanding -- a fresh look at an old subject along with a great introduction on computed radiography. I would highly recommend adoption of this textbook for an introductory course in radiographic (technique) exposure and as an excellent addition to the school library.
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Reviewer: Susan Lura Sanson, MEd, RT (R)(QM)(Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Description: All the principles of radiographic image formation are covered in this fundamental textbook. The unique practice of using icons to indicate "important relationships, mathematical applications, practical tips and film critique" will help the reader to key in on essential information.
Purpose: This book will serve as an excellent introductory text for all standard topics included in a radiographic exposure class. The editor begins with an nice historical review on the discovery of x-rays, then covers the basics of x-ray production and image quality. A unit on scatter control leads into an image receptor section. The processor and sensitometry units area are very concise. Additional units are provided by contributors who technique charts, automatic exposure control, and computed radiography.
Audience: The book is written for all radiography students and for technologists who may be re-entering the profession.
Features: The use of icons to indicate key concepts (important relationships, mathematical applications, practical applications, and film critique) will help the student radiographer focus on important information. The practical applications icon will assist the student in recognizing exposure concepts that can be applied in the clinical setting. There are many high quality illustrations and images, and there is a wonderful basic introduction on computed radiography.
Assessment: This book is unlike Fodor's The Art and Science of Medical Radiography (Mosby, 1993). While the x-ray tube and x-ray generation at the target are covered, the x-ray generator itself is not. Unlike Wallace's Radiographic Exposure: Principles and Practice (FA Davis, 1995), an activities section does not appear in this text; however, a set of review questions is provided at the end of each unit. Still, the practical tips icons will help students to apply knowledge in the clinical setting. When comparing illustrations, moreover, this book is outstanding — a fresh look at an old subject along with a great introduction on computed radiography. I would highly recommend adoption of this textbook for an introductory course in radiographic (technique) exposure and as an excellent addition to the school library.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323047272
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,289,458
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Radiation and Its Discovery
Ch. 2 The X-Ray Beam 12
Ch. 3 Radiographic Image Formation 44
Ch. 4 Radiographic Image Quality: Photographic Properties 56
Ch. 5 Radiographic Image Quality: Geometric Properties 100
Ch. 6 Scatter Control 124
Ch. 7 Image Receptors 160
Ch. 8 Radiographic Film Processing 192
Ch. 9 Sensitometry 224
Ch. 10 Exposure Factor Selection 250
Ch. 11 Automatic Exposure Control 264
Ch. 12 Digital Imaging 288
App. A Summary of Important Relationships 318
App. B Summary of Mathematical Applications 334
App. C Summary of Practical Tips 341
App. D Film Critique Interpretations 348
Answer Key 359
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