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Introduction to Radiologic Technology

Here’s everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide provides a historical perspective on radiology and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine, digital and conventional imaging, patient care, and radiation safety. Expert authors LaVerne T. Gurley and William J. Callaway describe the classes you will take in your radiography program, the latest changes in the Registry exam, what will be required in the practice setting, and your opportunities for advancement throughout your career.


Published: August 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09545-7


  • Part I: Becoming a Radiologic Technologist
    1. Introduction to Quality Customer Service
    2. Becoming a Better Student
    3. Critical Thinking Skills
    4. Evolution of Health Care Delivery
    5. Radiology: A Historic Perspective
    Part II: Practicing the Profession
    6. Radiography Education: From Classroom to Clinic
    7. The Language of Medicine
    8. Imaging Equipment
    9. Radiographic Examinations: Diagnosing Disease and Injury
    10. Imaging: Conventional and Digital
    11. Ethics and Professionalism in Radiologic Technology
    12. Knowing your Patient
    13. Patient Care and Management
    14. Medicolegal Considerations
    15. Organization and Operation of the Radiology Department
    16. Economics of Radiology
    17. Quality Assurance in Radiology
    18. Radiation Safety and Protective Measures
    19. Allied Health Professions
    Part III: Growing with the Profession
    20. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
    21. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    22. Professional Associations
    23. Specialization in Radiologic Technology
    24. Professional Development and Career Advancement
    25. Continuing Education for the Radiologic Technologist


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