This book provides an overview of all aspects of radiography for the practitioner. It is written to address the areas of practice of assistant practitioners and practitioners within the clinical environment. Areas covered range from ethics and communication, through to the physics of radiography and x-ray production, and specialist techniques. Anatomy, physiology and pathology are also covered, ensuring the text is a complete introduction to radiography. Each chapter covers key points and provides revision questions (with answers) and recommended reading for exploring the chapter topic in more depth.
List of contributors. Chapter 1 - An introduction to ethics (Julie Woodley). Chapter 2 - The law at work (Simon Messer). Chapter 3 - Communication (Gillian Springett and Karen Dunmall). Chapter 4 - Patient care (Sarah Fearn). Chapter 5 - Clinical skills for preparation of the patient and clinical environment (Karen Dunmall). Chapter 6 - Procedures in radiography (Karen Dunmall). Chapter 7 - Physics of radiography (Marc Griffiths and Ken Holmes). Chapter 8 - The x-ray tube (Nick Oldnall). Chapter 9 - Production of x-rays (Patty Ward). Chapter 10 - Effects of radiation (Sally Perry). Chapter 11 - Diagnostic equipment (Marc Griffiths and Ken Holmes). Chapter 12 - Films, cassettes, intensifying screens and processing (Brian Channon). Chapter 13 - Digital radiography (Fiona Chamberlain). Chapter 14 - Image quality (Ken Holmes). Chapter 15 - Mammography (Karen Dunmall). Chapter 16 - Nuclear Medicine (Vicki Major and Marc Griffiths). Chapter 17 - Ultrasound (Rita Phillips). Chapter 18 - Computerised tomography (Sophia Beale and Catriona Todd). Chapter 19 - Magnetic resonance imaging (Juliet C. Semple). Chapter 20 - Anatomy and Physiology (Aarthi Ramlaul). Chapter 21 - Pathology (Stuart Grange). Appendix 1 - Trolley settings for radiographic procedures. Appendix 2 - Patient pathways in nuclear medicine. Appendix 3 - Computerised tomography protocols. Multiple Choice Questions. Short questions and answers. Index.
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