Reviewer: David J. Karr, RT (R)(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a comprehensive manual of radiographic positioning and its relative anatomy for the radiography student. This is a third edition; the second edition was published in 1987.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate the radiography student in the area of radiographic positioning and the anatomy that should be seen on the radiograph produced. This objective is met.
Audience: The intended audience is the radiography student. I believe that the book would definitely satisfy the intended audience, but it should also be considered an excellent reference tool for the radiographer.
Features: The overall appearance of this book is excellent. The illustrations are of very high quality. The reproductions of the radiographs, the accompanying photographs of the related position, and the line drawings of the anatomy seen are very well done. All references are current and appropriate.
Assessment: This book is a very well-written, illustrated reference manual for the radiography student. The new edition may not be required for the person in possession of a previous edition. The first-time purchaser will not be disappointed if a positioning manual is what he or she seeks. I highly recommend this book for students and technologists.