Key Features

  • An introduction to radiologic technology includes a concise overview of what to expect in your coursework.
  • Critical thinking skills are highlighted, with four important steps to take in assessing situations and making informed decisions.
  • Career guidelines discuss customer service, ethics and professionalism, how to join professional organizations, and how to keep up with continuing education requirements after graduation.
  • A clear, easy-to-read style does not assume you have prior knowledge of the subject matter.

Table of Contents

Part I: Becoming a Radiologic Technologist
1. Introduction to Quality Customer Service
2. Becoming a Better Student
3. Critical Thinking Skills
4. Evolution of Health Care Delivery
5. Radiology: A Historic Perspective
Part II: Practicing the Profession
6. Radiography Education: From Classroom to Clinic
7. The Language of Medicine
8. Imaging Equipment
9. Radiographic Examinations: Diagnosing Disease and Injury
10. Imaging: Conventional and Digital
11. Ethics and Professionalism in Radiologic Technology
12. Knowing your Patient
13. Patient Care and Management
14. Medicolegal Considerations
15. Organization and Operation of the Radiology Department
16. Economics of Radiology
17. Quality Assurance in Radiology
18. Radiation Safety and Protective Measures
19. Allied Health Professions
Part III: Growing with the Profession
20. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
21. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
22. Professional Associations
23. Specialization in Radiologic Technology
24. Professional Development and Career Advancement
25. Continuing Education for the Radiologic Technologist


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About the authors

La Verne Gurley

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, South West Tennessee Community College, Memphis, TN, USA

William Callaway

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean, Department of Health Professions, Director, Associate Degree Radiography Program, Academic Services Division, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL, USA