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Patient Care in Radiography

With an Introduction to Medical Imaging

With clear, step-by-step instructions and more than 400 detailed full-color illustrations, Patient Care in Radiography, 8th Edition helps you develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively care for radiography patients in the clinical environment. Current, comprehensive coverage aligned with ASRT curriculum guidelines helps you connect concepts to clinical applications and confidently master essential procedures and techniques for safety, transfer, positioning, infection control, assessment, and more.


Published: June 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08471-0


  • Part I Introduction to Radiography

    1. X-ray Production

    2. Technical Factors in Radiography

    3. Radiation Effects and Radiation Safety

    4. Imaging Services in the Healthcare Delivery System

    5. Professional Behavior and Legal Considerations


    Part II: Patient Care

    6. Professional Attitudes and Communications

    7. Workplace Safety

    8. Infection Control Concepts

    9. Infectious Diseases: Preventing Disease Transmission

    10. Responding to PatientsÕ Personal and Physical Needs

    11. Patient Assessment

    12. Patient Transfer

    13. Medication Information

    14. Medication Administration

    15. Emergency Response

    16. Dealing with Acute Situations


    Part III: Patient Care in Specific Procedures and Environments

    17. Preparation and Examination of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    18. Surgical Asepsis

    19. Contrast Media and Special Radiographic Techniques

    20. Mobile Radiography, Special Care Units, and Specialty Equipment

    21. Surgical Radiography

    22. Special Imaging Modalities



    A. Radiography Practice and Standards

    B. Informed Consent Form

    C. Abbreviated List of Phrases with Guides to Pronunciation for Four Languages

    D. Accepted Abbreviations and Descriptive Terms for Charting

    E. Incident Report Form/Unusual Occurrence Report

    F. Radiology Department Infection Control Procedures

    G. Isolation Guidelines

    H. Two- and Three-Person Lift

    I. Urine Collection

    J. Iodinated Contrast Media Products for Radiography

    K. Catheterization Technique


    Illustration Credits



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