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Radiographic Image Production and Manipulation

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ISBN-10: 0071375775

ISBN-13: 9780071375771

Edition: 2003

Authors: Craig T. Shephard

List price: $124.00
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Designed for the introductory course in radiographic exposure principles, this text also covers emerging technologies in digital radiography, picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). It includes chapter objectives, end-of-chapter lab exercises, problems and study questions.
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Publication date: 10/9/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Craig Shephard was identified by Dorothy Saia, Consulting Editor for the radiologic science program. In addition to his responsibilities as Program Director, Shephard is a doctoral candidate in health services administration, serves as the on-call sonographer at the hospital, and until 12/99 was the radiography consultant to the Forensic Medical Office in Nashville.

Production and Properties of the X-ray Beam
The x-ray tube
Production of the x-ray beam
X-ray beam properties
Filtration of the x-ray beam
Restriction/Limitation of the x-ray beam
X-ray interactions
Conventional radiography cassettes
Computed radiography cassettes
Care of cassettes
Problems encountered with cassettes
Screen function
Screen construction
Screen speed
Screen maintenance
Radiographic Film
Film function
Radiographic film construction
Types of medical imaging film
Latent image formation
Manifest image
Characteristics of radiographic film
Radiographic film storage and handling
Radiographic Film Processing
The processing area
The viewing area
Film processing
The automatic processor
Processing rates
Daylight automatic processors
Processor maintenance
Processor malfunction
Silver recovery
Image Quality: The Photographic Factors
Photographic factors
Summary of photographic factors affecting image quality
Image Quality: The Geometric Factors
Recorded detail
Summary of radiographic factors and their effects on recorded detail and distortion
Radiographic Grids
Purpose and application of radiographic grids
Grid construction
Grid efficiency
Faulty use of grids
Grid artifacts
Alternative to grid use: The air-gap technique
Automatic Exposure Control
Automatic exposure control unit designs
Factors influencing automatic exposure control
Problems encountered with automatic exposure control
Anatomically programmed radiography
Technique Charts, Technique Compensation, and Multiple-Factor Technique Problems
Purpose of technique charts
Technique chart types
Technique chart development
Technique compensation
Multiple-factor technique problems
Digital Projection Radiography and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Computed radiography and digital radiography
Digital image quality
Computed radiography readout parameters
Digital image post-processing
Digital image artifacts
Practical considerations in digital image display
Laser printers
Computed radiography clinical implementation issues
Quality control and maintenance
Picture archiving and communication system
Answers to chapter questions
Tips for exercises in critical thinking
Answers to questions students often ask