Introduction to Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Patient Care

By

  • Arlene Adler, MEd, RT(R), FAEIRS, Professor and Director, Radiologic Sciences Programs, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
  • Richard Carlton, MS, RT(R)(CV), FAEIRS , Director, Radiologic Sciences, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Learn the professional and patient care skills you need for clinical practice! Using a clear and concise format, Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care, 6th Edition meets the standards set by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Curriculum Guide and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Task List for certification examinations. Updates on current digital imaging and instrumentation provide you with the important information you need for clinical success. Chapter review questions and lab activities available online and on tear sheets in the text give you easy access to on-the-go learning.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2015
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-31579-1


Table of Contents

PART I: THE PROFESSION OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
1. Introduction to Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
2. Professional Organizations
3. Educational Survival Skills
4. Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Strategies

PART II: INTRODUCTION TO THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT
5. Introduction to Clinical Education
6. Radiology Administration
7. Radiographic Imaging
8. Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Equipment
9. Basic Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
10. Human Diversity

PART III: PATIENT CARE
11. Patient Interactions
12. History Taking
13. Safe Patient Movement and Handling Techniques
14. Immobilization Techniques
15. Vital Signs, Oxygen, Chest Tubes, and Lines
16. Basic Cardiac Monitoring: The Electrocardiogram
17. Infection Control
18. Aseptic Techniques
19. Nonaseptic Techniques
20. Medical Emergencies
21. Pharmacology
22. Principles of Drug Administration
23. Contrast Media and Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals

PART IV: ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
24. Professional Ethics
25. Health Records and Health Information Management
26. Medical Law

Appendices
A. The Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
B. Professional Organizations
C. State Licensing Agencies
D. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics
E. The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities