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Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care

Learn the professional and patient care skills you need for clinical practice! A clear, concise introduction to the imaging sciences, Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care 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. Covering the big picture, expert authors Arlene M. Adler and Richard R. Carlton provide a complete overview of the radiologic sciences professions and of all aspects of patient care.

Paperback, 384 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1646-7


  • Unit I: The Profession of Radiologic Technology
    1. Introduction to Radiologic Technology
    2. Professional Organizations
    3. Educational Survival Skills
    4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies
    Unit 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
    Unit III: Patient Care
    11. Patient Interactions
    12. History Taking
    13. Transfer Techniques
    14. Immobilization Techniques
    15. Vital Signs, Oxygen, Chest Tubes, and Lines
    16. Infection Control
    17. Aseptic Techniques
    18. Nonaseptic Techniques
    19. Medical Emergencies
    20. Pharmacology
    21. Contrast Media and Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals
    Unit IV: Ethical and Legal Issues
    22. Professional Ethics
    23. Health Records and Health Information Management
    24. Medical Law
    Appendix A: Practice Standards for Radiography
    Appendix B: Professional Organizations
    Appendix C: State Licensing Agencies
    Appendix D: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists¨ (ARRT) Code of Ethics
    Appendix E: The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities


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