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Rad Tech's Guide to Equipment Operation and Maintenance

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ISBN-10: 0865424829

ISBN-13: 9780865424821

Edition: 2001

Authors: Euclid Seeram

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To meet the demands of practicing radiologic technologist and students in training, Blackwell introduces the latest volume of the Rad Tech's Guide Series. Rad Tech's Guide to Equipment Operation and Maintenance promises a clinically-relevant introductory review of radiographic imaging systems. This condensed handbook is both a concise review for board preparation exams, as well as handy reference guide for the busy rad tech. This on the spot reference features: *Content based on material found on the AART Entry to Practice Exam *Easy to read text for quick referencing and smooth navigation *Presents the most current and informative material on the technical aspects of radiographic…    
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.02" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

X-Ray Imaging Systems for Diagnostic Radiology
Imaging Systems Overview
Main Components of an Imaging System
Quality Management: An Overview
Nature of Quality Control
Radiographic Imaging Systems
Major Components of a Radiographic Imaging System
Image Receptor: Film-Based Radiography
Film Processing
Radiographic Image Quality
X-Ray Generators
Purpose of the X-Ray Generator
X-Ray Generator Circuit
Rectifiers and Rectification
Types of X-Ray Generators
Power Rating of an X-Ray Generator
X-Ray Tubes for Diagnostic Radiology
Production of X-Rays
Components of X-Ray Tubes
Metal-Ceramic Tube with Double Bearings
X-Ray Tube Heat Capacity
Preventing X-Ray Tube Failure: Practical Considerations
Filtering the X-Ray Beam
What is a Filter?
Types of Filtration
Effects of Filtration on X-Ray Tube Output
Heavy Metal Filters
Compensating Filters
Image Dose Dodging
Exposure Timers for Radiographic Systems
Location of the Timer Circuitry
Main Function of the Timer
Types of Exposure Timers
Automatic Exposure Control
Practical Considerations
Advantages of Automatic Exposure Control
Quality Control for Exposure Timers
Exposure Time and Radiation Protection
Equipment for Controlling Scattered Radiation
Origin of Scattered Radiation
Factors Affecting the Amount of Scatter Production
Sources of Scattered Radiation
Improving Contrast: Antiscatter Techniques
Antiscatter Grids: Design and Performance
Scanning Slit Assemblies
Fluoroscopic Imaging Systems
Elements of a Fluoroscopic Examination
Conventional Fluoroscopy: Equipment Components
X-Ray Image Intensifier Tube
Closed-Circuit X-Ray Television
Automatic Brightness Control
Recording the Fluoroscopic Image: Spot-Filming
Digital Fluoroscopy
Mobile Imaging Systems
Radiographic Systems
Accessory Equipment
Fluoroscopic Systems
Mini C-Arm Fluoroscopic Systems
Equipment Maintenance: Continuous Quality Improvement
Format of a QC Test
Tools for QC Testing
Parameters for QC Monitoring
Acceptance Criteria-Tolerance Limits
Control Charts
Basic QC Tests for Radiography
Basic QC Tests for Conventional Tomography
Basic QC Tests for Fluoroscopic Systems
QC for X-Ray Film Processors
Repeat Film Analysis
Record Keeping
Benefits of a CQI Program