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Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice

The ONLY textbook written for limited radiography students, this book makes it easy to understand and perform basic procedures. It incorporates all the subjects mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum, so you will be thoroughly prepared for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam. Coverage includes the latest information on x-ray science and techniques, processing, radiation safety, radiographic anatomy, patient care, and pathology, along with step-by-step instructions for positioning.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4203-5


  • "This is a very well put together book with lots of clear illustrations and photographs. It adequately covers the essentials of radiographic practice...Overall, this is a book that students might find useful to dip into in order to clarify issues; educators might find it a useful resource and the small 'limited' practice could easily find it to be a blessing. I liked the book so much that we ae ordering copies for our library, and I will be recommending it to students from the start of the next academic year."

    RAD, June 2013


    1. Role of the Limited X-Ray Machine Operator
    2. Introduction to Radiographic Equipment
    3. Basic Mathematics
    4. Basic Physics of Radiography
    5. X-Ray Production
    6. X-Ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management
    7. Principles of Exposure and Image Quality
    8. Digital Image Receptor Systems
    9. Scatter Radiation and Its Control
    10. Formulating X-Ray Techniques
    11. Radiobiology and Radiation Safety
    12. Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
    13. Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle
    14. Lower Extremity and Pelvis
    15. Spine
    16. Bony Thorax, Chest, and Abdomen
    17. Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses
    18. Radiography of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
    19. Film Critique
    20. Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism
    21. Safety and Infection Control
    22. Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations
    23. Medications and Their Administration
    24. Medical Laboratory Skills
    25. Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis
    26. Bone Densitometry


    1. State Licensing Agencies for Radiography
    2. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics
    3. Solutions to Practice problems in Chapter 23
    4. Sample Manual X-Ray Technique Chart
    5. Optimum Kilovoltage Ranges
    6. mAs Table
    7. Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-Ray Exposure
    8. Screen/Film Image Receptor Systems
    9. X-Ray Darkroom and Film Processing
    10. Usual Projections for Examinations
    11. Critique for Sample Radiographs from Chapter 19
    12. Charting Terms and Abbreviations
    13. Task Inventory for Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography

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