Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice

ISBN-10: 1416057633

ISBN-13: 9781416057635

Edition: 3rd 2010

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Description: Master the essentials of basic radiographic procedures and understand your role as a limited practitioner. Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, Third Edition, covers all the content areas mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum, including x-ray technology and techniques, anatomy, pathology and positioning, radiation safety, patient care, and other clinical skills you may be required to perform. This easy-to-read text will help you prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Limited Scope Exam and build a foundation for success in clinical practice. Concise coverage of all content mandated by the ASRT Core Curriculum for Limited X-ray Machine Operators and the ARRT Limited Scope Exam Step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions for positioning the patient More than 1,000 anatomy illustrations, positioning photos, and x-rays Newest information from the ASRT on limited radiography terminology and each states requirements for licensure Standardized anatomy and positioning terminology Simplified physics and math concepts Learning objectives, key terms, glossary, and summaries in each chapter Workbook with exercises to review and reinforce your knowledge (available separately) Bone densitometry chapter provides all the information you need to perform bone densitometry exams. New and updated content on digital imaging, the most common podiatric positioning, cultural issues, confidentiality of health records, electronic medical records, and nosocomial infections

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List price: $79.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Introduction to Limited Radiography
Role of the Limited X-ray Machine Operator
Introduction to Radiographic Equipment
Basic Mathematics for Limited Operators
X-Ray Science
Basic Physics for Radiography
X-ray Production
X-ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management
Principles of Exposure and Image Quality
Screen/Film Image Receptor Systems
Digital Image Receptor Systems
X-ray Darkroom and Film Processing
Scatter Radiation and Its Control
Formulating X-ray Techniques
Radiobiology and Radiation Safety
Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle
Lower Extremity and Pelvis
Bony Thorax, Chest, and Abdomen
Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses
Radiography of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
Film Critique
Professionalism and Patient Care
Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism
Safety and Infection Control
Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations
Ancillary Clinical Skills
Medications and Their Administration
Medical Laboratory Skills
Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis
Bone Densitometry - NEW! Appendices
State Licensing Information and Addresses
Sample Manual X-ray Technique Charts
Optimum Kilovoltage (kVp) Ranges
mAs Table
Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-ray Exposure
Usual Projections for Basic Examinations
Critique of Sample Images from Chapter
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics
Charting Terms and Abbreviations
Solutions to Practice Problems in Chapter
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