Bontrager’s Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques: First South Asia Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131248966

Bontrager’s Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques: First South Asia Edition

1st Edition

Authors: John Lampignano Leslie Kendrick
Paperback ISBN: 9788131248966
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 25th May 2017
Page Count: 328
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Description

This pocket-sized Handbook for Lampignano and Kendrick’s text has it all: new radiographic images, revised critiques, and more. Bontrager’s Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques, First South Asia Edition provides bulleted instructions, along with photos of properly positioned patients, to help you safely and confidently position for the most-commonly requested radiographic studies. Suggested techniques and critique points offer a quick reference for evaluating your own radiographs, making it an invaluable tool for learning radiographic positioning in clinical settings.

Key Features

  • Positioning chapters organized with one projection per page to present a snapshot of information in an easily accessible and portable format.
  • Unique page layout — positioning photos and radiographic images are presented on the same page with the text explanation of each procedure — to show you how the patient should be positioned and what the image should look like.
  • Page number references for the text are included at the bottom of each positioning page so you can easily refer to the text for greater detail and explanation concerning a particular position.
  • 217 projections/positions and 4 conversion charts provide the essential information needed for quick reference.
  • Positioning presentations include positioning instructions, as well as:
    • Collimation guidelines for each projection.
    • Suggested starting exposure factors, including kVp, mAs, SID (source-image receptor distance), type and speed of film and screens, use of grids, and large or small focal spot.
    • Suggested AEC (automatic exposure control) pick-up cell location when photo-timed equipment can be used.
    • Space for writing in exposure factors (techniques) for specific equipment being used.

This quick review of information before beginning a procedure helps assure you that the exam is being correctly performed with the least possible patient dose.

  • Appendices offer additional quick-reference information on patient dose, abbreviations and acronyms, and various conversion charts, enabling you to locate important information quickly.

Table of Contents

1. Chest and Bony Thorax

Adult Chest and Pediatric Chest 


2. Upper Limb (Extremity)


Fingers, Thumb, Hand, Wrist, Forearm, Elbow, and Pediatric Upper Limbs


3. Humerus and Shoulder Girdle


Humerus, Shoulder, Clavicle, Scapula and Acromioclavicular (AC) Joints


4. Lower Limb (Extremity)


Toes, Foot, Calcaneus, Ankle, Leg (Tibia-Fibula), Knee, Patella, and Pediatric Lower Limbs


5. Femur and Pelvic Girdle


Femur, Hips, Pelvis, and Pediatric Hips and Pelvis


6. Vertebral Column


C Spine, T Spine, L Spine, Sacrum and Coccyx, Sacroiliac Joints


7. Bony Thorax


Sternum, SC Joints, and Ribs

8. Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses


Cranium, Facial Bones, Optic Foramina, Zygomatic Arches, Nasal Bones, Mandible, TMJs, Sinuses


9. Abdomen and Common Contrast Media Procedures


Esophagram, Upper GI, SB, BE, IVU and Cystogram


10. Mobile (Portables) and Surgical Procedures


Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis and Hips, and C-Arm Procedures

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier India 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier India
Paperback ISBN:
9788131248966

About the Author

John Lampignano

John Lampignano, MEd, RT(R) (CT), Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Affiliations and Expertise

Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Leslie Kendrick

Affiliations and Expertise

Department Chair, Diagnostic Radiography Program Director, Department of Radiologic Sciences, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho