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Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science / Edition 2

Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science / Edition 2


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ISBN-13: 9780827368644
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Series: Radiographic Technology Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 730
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.42(d)

About the Author

Richard Carlton, MS, RT(T), Arkansas State University, Radiologic Sciences

Arlene McKenna Adler, MEd, RT(T), is the Director of the Radiologic Technology Program at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana.

Table of Contents

CREATING THE BEAM. Basic Mathematics. Radiation Concepts. Electricity. Electromagnetism. X-Ray Equipment. The X-Ray Tube. X-Ray Production. PROTECTING PATIENTS AND PERSONNEL. Radiation Protection Concepts and Equipment. Radiation Protection Procedures for Patients and Personnel. Filtration. The Prime Factors. X-Ray Interactions. Minimizing Patient Exposure. CREATING THE IMAGE. Vision and Perception. Beam Restriction. The Patient as a Beam Emitter. The Pathology Problem. The Grid. Radiographic Film. Radiographic Processing. Sensitometry. Intensifying Screens. Film/Screen Combinations. ANALYZING THE IMAGE. Establishing Imaging Standards. Density. Contrast. Recorded Detail. Distortion. The Art of Film Critique. Quality Control. COMPARING EXPOSURE SYSTEMS. Developing Exposure Charts. Fixed Kilovoltage Systems. Variable Kilovoltage Systems. Other Exposure Systems. Automatic Exposure Controls. Exposure Conversion Problems. SPECIAL IMAGING SYSTEMS. Mobile Radiography. Fluoroscopy. Tomography. Mammography. Vascular Imaging. Digital Image Processing. Computer Tomography. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. APPENDIX A-CALCULATIONS. APPENDIX B-ON A NEW KIND OF RAYS. APPENDIX C-AGFA S TROUBLESHOOTING THE RADIOGRAPHIC SYSTEM. APPENDIX D-MAYO CLINIC VARIABLE kVp SYSTEM. APPENDIX E-DU PONT BIT SYSTEM. APPENDIX F-SIEMENS POINT SYSTEM. APPENDIX G-ANSWERS TO CASE STUDIES. GLOSSARY. INDEX

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