Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card) / Edition 3

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Master the essentials of basic radiographic procedures and understand your role as a limited practitioner. Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, Third Edition, covers all the content areas mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum, including x-ray technology and techniques, anatomy, pathology and positioning, radiation safety, patient care, and other clinical skills you may be required to perform. This easy-to-read text will help you prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Limited Scope Exam and build a foundation for success in clinical practice.

  • Concise coverage of all content mandated by the ASRT Core Curriculum for Limited X-ray Machine Operators and the ARRT Limited Scope Exam
  • Step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions for positioning the patient
  • More than 1,000 anatomy illustrations, positioning photos, and x-rays
  • Newest information from the ASRT on limited radiography terminology and each state‚Äôs requirements for licensure
  • Standardized anatomy and positioning terminology
  • Simplified physics and math concepts
  • Learning objectives, key terms, glossary, and summaries in each chapter
  • Workbook with exercises to review and reinforce your knowledge (available separately)
  • Bone densitometry chapter provides all the information you need to perform bone densitometry exams.
  • New and updated content on digital imaging, the most common podiatric positioning, cultural issues, confidentiality of health records, electronic medical records, and nosocomial infections
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455736089
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/7/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Introduction to Limited Radiography

Chapter 1 - Role of the Limited X-ray Machine Operator

Chapter 2 - Introduction to Radiographic Equipment

Chapter 3 - Basic Mathematics for Limited Operators

Part 2 - X-Ray Science

Chapter 4 - Basic Physics for Radiography

Chapter 5 - X-ray Production

Chapter 6 - X-ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management

Chapter 7 - Principles of Exposure and Image Quality

Chapter 8 - Screen/Film Image Receptor Systems

Chapter 9 - Digital Image Receptor Systems

Chapter 10 - X-ray Darkroom and Film Processing

Chapter 11 - Scatter Radiation and Its Control

Chapter 12 - Formulating X-ray Techniques

Chapter 13 - Radiobiology and Radiation Safety

Part 3 - Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology

Chapter 14 - Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology

Chapter 15 - Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle

Chapter 16 - Lower Extremity and Pelvis

Chapter 17 - Spine

Chapter 18 - Bony Thorax, Chest, and Abdomen

Chapter 19 - Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses

Chapter 20 - Radiography of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients

Chapter 21 - Film Critique

Part 4 - Professionalism and Patient Care

Chapter 22 - Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism

Chapter 23 - Safety and Infection Control

Chapter 24 - Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations

Part 5 - Ancillary Clinical Skills

Chapter 25 - Medications and Their Administration

Chapter 26 - Medical Laboratory Skills

Chapter 27 - Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis

Chapter 28 - Bone Densitometry - NEW!


Appendix A - State Licensing Information and Addresses

Appendix B - Sample Manual X-ray Technique Charts

Appendix C - Optimum Kilovoltage (kVp) Ranges

Appendix D - mAs Table

Appendix E - Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-ray Exposure

Appendix F - Usual Projections for Basic Examinations

Appendix G - Critique of Sample Images from Chapter 20

Appendix H - The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics

Appendix I - Charting Terms and Abbreviations

Appendix J - Solutions to Practice Problems in Chapter 3

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