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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Susan Lura Sanson, MEd, RT (R)(QM)(Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Description: This book covers exactly what its title states. The authors have organized it to follow the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registry examination content specifications. Each chapter has a concise summary of important topics along with a set of review questions. The software that accompanies the text contains over 800 review questions that can be completed as tutorials or as mock registry examinations.
Purpose: It provides a challenging review of standard subject materials along with some updated materials, and more than what is required for the Registry Examination, including reviews of nursing-related concerns, pharmaceuticals, oxygen formulas, patient monitoring, and performance improvement standards.
Audience: It is written for all radiography students, graduate radiographers preparing for the ARRT registry examination, and for technologists who may be re-entering the profession.
Features: The imaging procedures section summarizes all pertinent examinations in a chart format. The chart includes projection, central ray, structures shown, and evaluation criteria. In addition, this section includes some very nice anatomic diagrams and the review questions have some high quality radiographic images.
Assessment: This book is unlike Saia's Radiography: Program Review & Exam Preparation (Appleton & Lange, 1996) because it includes a concise summary of all ARRT content specifications. The software included is much more visually appealing than the software that accompanies Callaway's Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Radiography: The Complete Study Guide and Career Planner (Mosby-Year book, Inc, 1998). Although there are still a few minor errors with the software program, I believe students will be stimulated and challenged. Since the ARRT test format will be computerized by the year 2000, use of this book and software will definitely prepare the student for the future. I would highly recommend the adoption of this textbook for a registry review class.