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Introduction to Radiologic Technology / Edition 4

Introduction to Radiologic Technology / Edition 4

by LaVerne Tolley Gurley, William J. Callaway


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Now in its fifth edition, INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY continues to give readers an excellent foundation on which to build a career in the imaging sciences. It introduces the profession of radiologic technology and presents an overview of the body of knowledge that students will acquire in future radiography courses. They will also learn what to expect from a career in radiologic technology, what will be required of them as practicing radiographers, and what options they will have for advancement. The book opens with chapters on learning skills and a historical overview of medicine and radiology. Subsequent chapters cover essential topics in radiography such as patient care, ethics, medicolegal considerations, quality assurance, and radiation safety. This revised edition features a new chapter on critical thinking skills as well as significant content updates throughout.

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ISBN-13: 9780815139843
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 394

Table of Contents

Part 1: Becoming a Radiologic Technologist
Chapter 1: Introduction to Quality Customer Service
Chapter 2: Becoming a Better Student
Chapter 3: Memorization-A Key to Learning
Chapter 4: Critical Thinking Skills
Chapter 5: The History of Medicine
Chapter 6: Radiology: A Historical Perspective
Part 2: Practicing the Profession
Chapter 7: Radiography Education: From Classroom to Clinic
Chapter 8: The Language of Medicine
Chapter 9: Imaging Equipment
Chapter 10: Radiographic Examinations: Diagnosing Disease and Injury
Chapter 11: Imaging: Life Cycle and Quality
Chapter 12: Ethics and Professionalism in Radiologic Technology
Chapter 13: Patient Care and Management
Chapter 14: Medicolegal Considerations
Chapter 15: Organizations and Operation of the Radiology Department
Chapter 16: Economics of Radiology
Chapter 17: Quality Assurance in Radiology
Chapter 18: Radiation Safety and Protective Measures
Chapter 19: Allied Health Professions
Part 3: Growing with the Profession
Chapter 20: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Chapter 21: The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Chapter 22: Professional Associations
Chapter 23: Specialization in Radiologic Technology
Chapter 24: Professional Development and Career Advancement
Chapter 25: Continuing Education for the Radiologic Technologist
Chapter 26: Status of Health Care Delivery
Appendix: Answers to Review Questions

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