Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection / Edition 10

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Overview

Develop the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions regarding technical factors and diagnostic imaging quality with the vibrantly illustrated Radiologic Science for Technologists, 10th Edition. Updated with the latest advances in the field, this full-color and highly detailed edition addresses a broad range of radiologic disciplines and provides 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 prepare you for success on the ARRT certification exam and in clinical practice.

Broad coverage of radiologic science topics- including radiologic physics, imaging, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more- allows you to use the text over several semesters.
Highlighted math formulas call attention to mathematical information for special focus.
Important Concept boxes recap the most important chapter information.
Colored page tabs for formulas, conversion tables, abbreviations, and other data provide easy access to frequently used information.
End-of-chapter questions include definition exercises, short answer, and calculations to help you review material.
Key terms and expanded glossary enable you to easily reference and study content.
Chapter introductions, summaries, objectives, and outlines help you organize and pinpoint the most important information.

NEW! Chapters on digital radiographic technique and digital image display prepare you to use today’s technology.
NEW! Streamlined physics and math sections ensure you are prepared to take the ARRT exam and succeed in the clinical setting.

This full-color textbook provides a solid presentation of radiologic science including the fundamentals of radiologic physics to prepare students for the ARRT certification exam. Also provided is a standard of knowledge from which practicing radiographers can make decisions about technical factors and diagnostic image quality in the work place. Key concepts are pulled highlighted in boxes, alerting students to need-to-know information. This edition includes new and expanded coverage of fluoroscopy, cardiovascular and interventional radiology, digital x-ray imaging, mammography, and multislice spiral CT.

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Editorial Reviews

Joseph Castillo
The objective of this textbook is to introduce basic radiology sciences to radiography students, experienced radiographers, and radiography instructors. Its companion workbook, Radiologic Science Workbook and Laboratory ManualU, consists of supplementary problems, questions and exercises used in courses of radiologic physics, radiation biology, and radiation protection. This book describes the physics, biology, and protection that is involved in producing ionizing radiation and focuses on introducing the student to principles and fundamentals. The workbook is designed so that it can be used with or without the text. The text and the workbook are primarily aimed at the radiography student. They are also valuable reference tools for experienced radiographers and radiography instructors. This attractive text is extremely well-designed and well-organized. The illustrations, tables, charts, graphs, cartoons, and caricatures provide for quick and easy understanding of the concepts described text. The workbook's crossword puzzles are excellent motivational tools for students. This is a very well-organized and designed textbook. This text is definitely enhanced and complimented by its companion workbook. Both will be valuable educational tools for any radiography curriculum.
Brent Colby
This sixth edition provides radiologic technologistsand students of radiologic technology with a thorough, comprehensiveintroduction to the basic scientific principles of radiology. Theauthor conveys a working knowledge of radiologic science to radiologictechnologists and helps to prepare radiologic technology students fortheir certification examination. This significant task is accomplishedin a single volume. The primary audience of this book, radiologictechnologists and students of radiologic technology, will find usefulnew concepts in this, the sixth edition. Topics are introduced anddeveloped logically and clearly, typically within the context ofclinical radiography. The book is self-contained. There are hundredsof excellent color photographs, diagrams, and graphs throughout thebook. They are well done and clearly enhance the subject matter. Thematerial is very current and includes a large section dedicated tospecial x-ray imaging. The references are similarly current. Usefultables contain conversions, units, formulas, and a glossary. A chaptersummary and a set of review questions with answers appear at the end ofeach chapter. This is an excellent publication. It provides theprimary audience with a single reference for current information in alogical and easy-to-read format. This edition continues to be ascurrent as the technology within a modern radiology department. Everyradiologic technologist and student of radiologic technology should ownthis book.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Joseph Castillo, BA, RT (R)(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: The objective of this textbook is to introduce basic radiology sciences to radiography students, experienced radiographers, and radiography instructors. Its companion workbook, Radiologic Science Workbook and Laboratory ManualU, consists of supplementary problems, questions and exercises used in courses of radiologic physics, radiation biology, and radiation protection.
Purpose: This book describes the physics, biology, and protection that is involved in producing ionizing radiation and focuses on introducing the student to principles and fundamentals. The workbook is designed so that it can be used with or without the text.
Audience: The text and the workbook are primarily aimed at the radiography student. They are also valuable reference tools for experienced radiographers and radiography instructors.
Features: This attractive text is extremely well-designed and well-organized. The illustrations, tables, charts, graphs, cartoons, and caricatures provide for quick and easy understanding of the concepts described text. The workbook's crossword puzzles are excellent motivational tools for students.
Assessment: This is a very well-organized and designed textbook. This text is definitely enhanced and complimented by its companion workbook. Both will be valuable educational tools for any radiography curriculum.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323081351
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/27/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 202,583
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Radiologic Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Table of Contents

PART I: RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS

1. Essential Concepts of Radiologic Science

2. The Structure of Matter

3. Electromagnetic Energy

4. Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetism

PART II: X-RADIATION

5. The X-ray Imaging System

6. The X-ray Tube

7. X-ray Production

8. X-ray Emission

9. X-ray Interaction with Matter

PART III: THE RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE

10. Concepts of Image Quality

11.Control of Scatter Radiation

12. Screen-Film Radiography

13. Screen-Film Radiographic Technique

PART IV: THE DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE

14. Introduction to Computer Science

15. Computed Radiography

16. Digital Radiography

17. Digital Radiographic Technique - NEW

PART V: IMAGE ARTIFACTS AND QUALITY CONTROL

18. Screen-Film Radiographic Artifacts

19. Screen-Film Radiographic Quality Control

20. Digital Radiographic Artifacts

21. Digital Radiographic Quality Control

PART VI: ADVANCED X-RAY IMAGING

22.Mammography

23. Mammography Quality Control

24. Fluoroscopy

25.Digital Fluoroscopy

26. Interventional Radiography

27. Computed Tomography

PART VII: VIEWING THE DIGITAL IMAGE

28.Features of the Digital Image

29.The Digital Image Display - NEW

30. Viewing the Digital Image

31.Digital Display Device Quality Control

PART VIII: RADIOBIOLOGY

32. Human Biology

33.Fundamental Principles of Radiobiology

34.Molecular and Cellular Radiobiology

35.Deterministic Effects of Radiation Exposure

36.Stochastic Effects of Radiation Exposure

PARTIX: RADIATION PROTECTION

37. Health Physics

38.Designing for Radiation Protection

39.Patient Radiation Dose Management

40.Occupational Radiation Dose Management

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