Radiologic Science for Technicians / Edition 6

Radiologic Science for Technicians / Edition 6

by Stewart C. Bushong, Stewart C. Bushong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815115792

ISBN-13: 9780815115793

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Develop the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions regarding technical factors and diagnostic imaging quality with this highly detailed, vibrantly illustrated, full-color resource. Updated with the latest advances in radiologic science, this new edition addresses a broad range of radiologic disciplines, providing a strong foundation in the study and

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Develop the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions regarding technical factors and diagnostic imaging quality with this highly detailed, vibrantly illustrated, full-color resource. Updated with the latest advances in radiologic science, this new edition addresses a broad range of radiologic disciplines, providing a strong foundation in the study and practice of radiologic physics, imaging, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more. Unique learning tools strengthen your understanding of key concepts, and challenging review exercises help you prepare for success on the ARRT certification exam and in the workplace.

  • Quick-reference guides printed on colored end sheets provide easy access to frequently used formulas, conversion tables, abbreviations, and more.
  • Special Math Formulas boxes and Important Concepts boxes emphasize key chapter content.
  • A full-color design highlights important information and clarifies concepts.
  • Objectives, key terms, outlines, introductions, and summaries for every chapter help you organize material and identify vital information.
  • Challenge Questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of terms, concepts, and formulas with a variety of definition exercises, short answer questions, and calculations.
  • Significant chapter updates help you ensure success on the ARRT exam and keep you current with the latest practices in mammography, interventional radiology, multislice spiral computed tomography, and radiation protection.
  • A new chapter on The Digital Image identifies the benefits and challenges of working with digital imaging and familiarizes you with technology you'll encounter inthe clinical setting.
  • A new Viewing the Digital Image chapter guides you through the most up-to-date viewing practices to ensure an accurate understanding.
  • An expanded glossary introduces important new terms common to today's practice settings.
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780815115793
    Publisher:
    Elsevier Health Sciences
    Publication date:
    03/28/1997
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    586
    Product dimensions:
    8.81(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.12(d)

    Table of Contents

    Pt. I Radiologic Physics

    1 Concepts of Radiologic Science 2

    2 Fundamentals of Radiologic Science 16

    3 The Structure of Matter 37

    4 Electromagnetic Energy 56

    5 Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetism 72

    Pt. II The X-Ray Beam

    6 The X-ray Imaging System 100

    7 The X-ray Tube 119

    8 X-ray Production 138

    9 X-ray Emission 151

    10 X-ray Interaction With Matter 162

    Pt. III The Radiograph

    11 Radiographic Film 180

    12 Processing the Latent Image 193

    13 Radiographic Intensifying Screens 207

    14 Control of Scatter Radiation 223

    15 Radiographic Technique 244

    16 Image Quality 272

    17 Image Artifacts 297

    18 Quality Control 304

    Pt. IV Advanced X-Ray Imaging

    19 Mammography 318

    20 Mammography Quality Control 331

    21 Fluoroscopy 346

    22 Interventional Radiology 360

    23 Multislice Spiral Computed Tomography 367

    Pt. V Digital Imaging

    24 Computer Science 396

    25 Computed Radiography 412

    26 Digital Radiography 426

    27 Digital Fluoroscopy 436

    28 The Digital Image 449

    29 Viewing the Digital Image 466

    30 Digital Display Quality Control 478

    31 Digital Image Artifacts 486

    Pt. VI Radiobiology

    32 Human Biology 500

    33 Fundamental Principles of Radiobiology 512

    34 Molecular and Cellular Radiobiology 520

    35 Early Effects of Radiation 534

    36 Late Effects of Radiation 549

    Pt. VII Radiation Protection

    37 Health Physics 570

    38 Designing for Radiation Protection 580

    39 Patient Radiation Dose Management 597

    40 Occupational Radiation Dose Management 613

    Glossary 631

    Illustration Credits 651

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