An Introduction to Radiography - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443104190, 9780080982496

An Introduction to Radiography

1st Edition

Authors: Suzanne Easton
eBook ISBN: 9780080982496
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 23rd March 2009
Page Count: 376

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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.

Key Features

  • Very structured text with clear headings and relevance to practice indicated throughout

  • Chapter style will enable students to dip into text to find relevant information as an aid to revision

  • Set of revision questions at end of each chapter

  • All contributors currently teach Assistant Practitioners and student radiographers

  • Table of Contents

    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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    About the Author

    Suzanne Easton

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England, UK