Introduction to Radiologic Technology

ISBN-10: 0323073514
ISBN-13: 9780323073516
Edition: 7th 2010
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Description: Here's everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 8/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Here's everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide provides a historical perspective on radiology and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine, digital and conventional imaging, patient care, and radiation safety. Expert authors LaVerne T. Gurley and William J. Callaway describe the classes you will take in your radiography program, the latest changes in the Registry exam, what will be required in the practice setting, and your opportunities for advancement throughout your career. An introduction to radiologic technology includes a concise overview of what to expect in your coursework. Critical thinking skills are highlighted, with four important steps to take in assessing situations and making informed decisions. Career guidelines discuss customer service, ethics and professionalism, how to join professional organizations, and how to keep up with continuing education requirements after graduation. A clear, easy-to-read style does not assume you have prior knowledge of the subject matter.New photographs accurately depict current equipment and practice standards. An increased focus on digital imaging keeps you on the cutting edge of technology. Updates include: Positioning terminology Program accreditations Demographic information for better communication with culturally diverse patients A closer alignment of the book's topics with ASRT Core Curriculum's section on fundamentals.

Becoming a Radiologic Technologist
Introduction to Quality Customer Service
Becoming a Better Student
Critical Thinking Skills
Evolution of Health Care Delivery
Radiology: A Historic Perspective
Practicing the Profession
Radiography Education: From Classroom to Clinic
The Language of Medicine
Imaging Equipment
Radiographic Examinations: Diagnosing Disease and Injury
Imaging: Conventional and Digital
Ethics and Professionalism in Radiologic Technology
Knowing your Patient
Patient Care and Management
Medicolegal Considerations
Organization and Operation of the Radiology Department
Economics of Radiology
Quality Assurance in Radiology
Radiation Safety and Protective Measures
Allied Health Professions
Growing with the Profession
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Professional Associations
Specialization in Radiologic Technology
Professional Development and Career Advancement
Continuing Education for the Radiologic Technologist

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