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Radiography of Children: A Guide to Good Practice / Edition 1

Radiography of Children: A Guide to Good Practice / Edition 1


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Radiography of Children covers the different skills needed to x-ray children successfully — radiographic positioning, choice and number of views, patient communication with child and parents, achieving patient co-operation, and immobilization. It provides a solid introduction to radiography, based on knowledge of child development/ psychology, pediatric pathology, and the emotional needs of the child and parents. Discusses IRMER, the Children Act, and advice on setting up a pediatric x-ray room in a general department.

• The only detailed book that covers the differences between x-raying children & adults.
• Written by practicing pediatric radiographers.
• Includes child development/ psychology relevant to radiographic examinations of children.
• Includes coverage of current legislation and children's rights.
• Features a chapter dedicated to radiation protection and immobilization.
• Provides an abundance of photographs illustrating various imaging positions.
• Offers unique information on providing a comfortable environment for children.
• Presents imaging methods applicable to all hospitals.
• Includes information on the radiographer as ‘play therapist.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443072574
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 03/21/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Pediatric Patient
2. Radiation Protection and Immobilization
3. The Chest
4. The Abdomen
5. Neonates
6. The Skull
7. The Spine
8. The Arm
9. The Leg
10. Non-Accidental Injury (NAI)
11. The Rights of the Child

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