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Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences

Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences Author Jeffrey Papp
ISBN-10 9780323261999
Release 2014-10-15
Pages 372
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Overview: Say hello to the one resource that gives you access to both quality management and quality control information for all major imaging modalities. Updated with new legislative content, advances in imaging technology, and current ACR accreditation requirements, Papp's Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences, 5th Edition features step-by-step QM procedures complete with full-size evaluation forms and instructions on how to evaluate equipment and document results. It is a great tool to help you for the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management. Special icon identifies federal standards throughout the text to alert you to government regulations important to quality management. -- Updated material reflects content changes in the ARRT Quality Management Examination and better prepares you to pass the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management. -- Includes QM for all imaging sciences so you can access QM information for all imaging modalities with just one resource. -- Step-by-step QM procedures offer instructions on how to evaluate equipment, and full-sized sample evaluation forms offer practice in documenting results. -- Strong pedagogy aids in comprehension. -- A practice exam on Evolve includes 200 randomizable practice exam questions for the ARRT advanced certification examination in QM, and includes answers with rationales. -- Student experiments on Evolve let you complete lab assignments and print out answers on a computer, and save instructors time because they do not have to create their own lab assignments. -- Instructor resources on Evolve make the text easier than ever for instructors to use. -- NEW! Updated quality management tools and procedures offer current practice guidelines and information. -- NEW! Coverage of new technologies, like cassette-based and cassette-less digital systems and wireless DR systems, helps improve familiarity with technological advances in radiography. -- UPDATED! Renovated Digital Image Receptors and Advanced Imaging Equipment chapter presents material more efficiently and includes the most current technology and practices. -- EXPANDED! Digital artifacts content increases familiarity with technological advances and adherence to necessary accreditation standards. -- UPDATED! Renovated Mammographic Quality Standard chapter reflects changes in technology and provides an overview of the latest technological practices. -- NEW! Content on CT exposure and the Image Gently program emphasizes safe and necessary imaging practices. -- NEW! Legislative content on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), ICD-10 Coding, Health Information Exchanges, the Affordable Care Act, and MIPPA provides updates for legislative and relevant industry practices and concerns. -- NEW! Updated ACR accreditation requirements in CT and MRI improve practice compliance and understanding of necessary ACR accreditation requirement changes. -- The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.



Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences

Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences Author Jeffrey Papp
ISBN-10 0323512372
Release 2018-10
Pages 384
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Make sure you have the most up-to-date quality management information available! Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences, 6th Edition gives you complete access to both quality management and quality control information for all major imaging modalities. This edition includes a new chapter on digital imaging and quality control procedures for electronic image monitors and PACS, revisions to the mammography chapter, updated legislative content, and current ACR accreditation requirements. It also features step-by-step QM procedures complete with full-size evaluation forms and instructions on how to evaluate equipment and document results. The only text of its kind on the market, Papp's is a great tool to help you prepare for the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management. Special icon identifies federal standards throughout the text alert you to government regulations important to quality management. Includes QM for all imaging sciences including fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, sonography and mammography. Strong pedagogy aids in comprehension and includes learning objectives, chapter outline, key terms (with definitions in glossary), student experiments, and review questions at the end of each chapter. Step-by-step QM procedures offer instructions on how to evaluate equipment, and full-sized sample evaluation forms offer practice in documenting results. A practice exam on Evolve includes 200 randomizable practice exam questions for the ARRT advanced certification examination in QM, and includes answers with rationales. NEW! Revised Mammography chapter corresponds with new digital mammographic systems that have received FDA approval. NEW! Updated material includes new technologies, ACR accreditation, and quality management tools and procedures which reflect current practice guidelines and information. NEW! Chapter on image quality features material common to all imaging modalities. NEW! Additional material covers dose levels, dose reporting, and workflow. NEW! Expanded material highlights digital imaging and quality control procedures for electronic image monitors and PACS. NEW! Updated art and colors break up difficult-to-retain content.



Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences

Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences Author Jeffrey Papp
ISBN-10 0323057616
Release 2011
Pages 330
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Say hello to the one resource that gives you access to both quality management and quality control information for all major imaging modalities. Updated with new legislative content, advances in imaging technology, and current ACR accreditation requirements, Papp's Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences, 5th Edition features step-by-step QM procedures complete with full-size evaluation forms and instructions on how to evaluate equipment and document results. It is a great tool to help you for the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management. Special icon identifies federal standards throughout the text to alert you to government regulations important to quality management. Updated material reflects content changes in the ARRT Quality Management Examination and better prepares you to pass the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management. Includes QM for all imaging sciences so you can access QM information for all imaging modalities with just one resource. Step-by-step QM procedures offer instructions on how to evaluate equipment, and full-sized sample evaluation forms offer practice in documenting results. Strong pedagogy aids in comprehension. A practice exam on Evolve includes 200 randomizable practice exam questions for the ARRT advanced certification examination in QM, and includes answers with rationales. Student experiments on Evolve let you complete lab assignments and print out answers on a computer, and save instructors time because they do not have to create their own lab assignments. Instructor resources on Evolve make the text easier than ever for instructors to use. NEW! Updated quality management tools and procedures offer current practice guidelines and information. NEW! Coverage of new technologies, like cassette-based and cassette-less digital systems and wireless DR systems, helps improve familiarity with technological advances in radiography. UPDATED! Renovated Digital Image Receptors and Advanced Imaging Equipment chapter presents material more efficiently and includes the most current technology and practices. EXPANDED! Digital artifacts content increases familiarity with technological advances and adherence to necessary accreditation standards. UPDATED! Renovated Mammographic Quality Standard chapter reflects changes in technology and provides an overview of the latest technological practices. NEW! Content on CT exposure and the Image Gently program emphasizes safe and necessary imaging practices. NEW! Legislative content on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), ICD-10 Coding, Health Information Exchanges, the Affordable Care Act, and MIPPA provides updates for legislative and relevant industry practices and concerns. NEW! Updated ACR accreditation requirements in CT and MRI improve practice compliance and understanding of necessary ACR accreditation requirement changes.



Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences

Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences Author Jeffrey Papp
ISBN-10 9780323286824
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 392
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Say hello to the one resource that gives you access to both quality management and quality control information for all major imaging modalities. Updated with new legislative content, advances in imaging technology, and current ACR accreditation requirements, Papp s Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences, 5th Edition features step-by-step QM procedures complete with full-size evaluation forms and instructions on how to evaluate equipment and document results. It is a great tool to help you for the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management. "...the book does give a good overview of quality in imaging and to physicists performing controls it will be a valuable handbook." Reviewed by Jonn Terje Geitung on behalf of Journal of Acta Radiologica, April 2015 Special icon identifies federal standards throughout the text to alert you to government regulations important to quality management. Updated material reflects content changes in the ARRT Quality Management Examination and better prepares you to pass the ARRT Advanced Level Examination in Quality Management. Includes QM for all imaging sciences so you can access QM information for all imaging modalities with just one resource. Step-by-step QM procedures offer instructions on how to evaluate equipment, and full-sized sample evaluation forms offer practice in documenting results. Strong pedagogy aids in comprehension. A practice exam on Evolve includes 200 randomizable practice exam questions for the ARRT advanced certification examination in QM, and includes answers with rationales. Student experiments on Evolve let you complete lab assignments and print out answers on a computer, and save instructors time because they do not have to create their own lab assignments. Instructor resources on Evolve make the text easier than ever for instructors to use. NEW! Updated quality management tools and procedures offer current practice guidelines and information. NEW! Coverage of new technologies, like cassette-based and cassette-less digital systems and wireless DR systems, helps improve familiarity with technological advances in radiography. UPDATED! Renovated Digital Image Receptors and Advanced Imaging Equipment chapter presents material more efficiently and includes the most current technology and practices. EXPANDED! Digital artifacts content increases familiarity with technological advances and adherence to necessary accreditation standards. UPDATED! Renovated Mammographic Quality Standard chapter reflects changes in technology and provides an overview of the latest technological practices. NEW! Content on CT exposure and the Image Gently program emphasizes safe and necessary imaging practices. NEW! Legislative content on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), ICD-10 Coding, Health Information Exchanges, the Affordable Care Act, and MIPPA provides updates for legislative and relevant industry practices and concerns. NEW! Updated ACR accreditation requirements in CT and MRI improve practice compliance and understanding of necessary ACR accreditation requirement changes.



Quality Management for Radiographic Imaging

Quality Management for Radiographic Imaging Author Andrea Trigg Stevens
ISBN-10 0838582494
Release 2001
Pages 448
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This affordable, simple-to-use study guide is the perfect tool for anyone preparing for the ARRT advanced certification exam in quality assurance. Discusses the quality control tests for the processing area; the radiographic suite; the fluoroscopic suite; the mammographic suite; and mobile raidographic and fluoroscopic equipment. Each test is tabbed for easy access, and contains exam specifications set by the ARRT, plus a variety of sample record keeping forms.



Adaptive Radiography with Trauma Image Critique and Critical Thinking

Adaptive Radiography with Trauma  Image Critique and Critical Thinking Author Quinn Carroll
ISBN-10 9781285810522
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 576
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ADAPTIVE RADIOGRAPHY WITH TRAUMA, IMAGE CRITIQUE, AND CRITICAL THINKING, 1st Edition gives you a fresh perspective on radiographic positioning and critiquing in the real world. Unlike most radiography books, which approach topics in terms of the average patient under near ideal conditions, this text offers strategies and helpful tricks of the trade to employ when “the usual” does not apply. Based on developing adaptive thinking skills, the book shows you how to consider the paradigms and rules of radiology, examining and quantifying those that work while challenging those that don’t. Thorough discussions on adapting beam angles, beam divergence, expansion of the light field, and spacial relations in positioning deliver the foundations of radiography and introduce quantifiable, repeatable methods. ADAPTIVE RADIOGRAPHY WITH TRAUMA, IMAGE CRITIQUE, AND CRITICAL THINKING, 1st Edition also addresses trauma and mobile radiography and positioning, changes brought about by the advent of digital radiography, routine and trauma skull positioning, and much more. Real-life case studies and critical thinking questions help you apply methods to a variety of issues and clinical settings, developing the problem-solving skills you need for success in any radiographic field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy

Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy Author Todd Pawlicki
ISBN-10 1439804370
Release 2010-12-20
Pages 643
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The first text to focus solely on quality and safety in radiotherapy, this work encompasses not only traditional, more technically oriented, quality assurance activities, but also general approaches of quality and safety. It includes contributions from experts both inside and outside the field to present a global view. The task of assuring quality is no longer viewed solely as a technical, equipment-dependent endeavor. Instead, it is now recognized as depending on both the processes and the people delivering the service. Divided into seven broad categories, the text covers: Quality Management and Improvement includes discussions about lean thinking, process control, and access to services. Patient Safety and Managing Error looks at reactive and prospective error management techniques. Methods to Assure and Improve Quality deals broadly with techniques to monitor, assure, and improve quality. People and Quality focuses on human factors, changing roles, staffing, and training. Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy addresses the general issues of quality assurance with descriptions of the key systems used to plan and treat patients and includes specific recommendations on the types and frequencies of certain tests. Quality Control: Equipment and Quality Control: Patient-Specific provides explicit details of quality control relating to equipment and patient-specific issues. Recently, a transformation of quality and safety in radiotherapy has begun to take place. Among the key drivers of this transformation have been new industrial and systems engineering approaches that have come to the forefront in recent years following revelations of system failures. This book provides an approach to quality that is long needed, one that deals with both human and technical aspects that must be the part of any overall quality improvement program.



Quality Management Review

Quality Management Review Author Steven B. Dowd
ISBN-10 0766812588
Release 2002
Pages 198
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Quality Management Exam Review for Radiologic Imaging Sciences is the only text available that is designed specifically as a study tool for the Quality Management examination offered by the ARRT. Containing ove r 600 questions -- three times the number of questions as the exam -- this text is an excellent assessment and education tool. Each question offers the rationale for each correct answer and each incorrect distr actor. This text would make an excellent addition to Quality Managemen t courses being designed with the objective of qualifying graduates fo r the Quality Management exam.



Introduction to Medical Imaging Management

Introduction to Medical Imaging Management Author Bernard Rubenzer
ISBN-10 9781439891841
Release 2013-01-14
Pages 200
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In the past, for the most part, people who moved into management positions in medical imaging were chosen because they were the best technologists. However, the skill set for technologists and supervisors/managers are vastly different. Even an MBA-educated person may not be ready to take on imaging management. As an example, when buying a very expensive piece of imaging equipment, this person would not necessarily know the right questions to ask, such as: What is my guaranteed uptime? Is technologist training included? Introduction to Medical Imaging Management is a comprehensive reference for medical imaging managers learning through a combination of education and experience. This thorough book provides an in-depth overview of every major facet pertaining to the knowledge and skills necessary to become a department or imaging center supervisor or manager. The text follows a natural progression from transitioning into a management position and dealing with former peers through the most sophisticated skills uniquely applicable to medical imaging management. Covering all aspects of the profession—operations, human resources, finance, and marketing—this reference is a must-have for any potential, new, or less experienced imaging manager.



MRI in Practice

MRI in Practice Author Catherine Westbrook
ISBN-10 9781444337433
Release 2011-07-05
Pages 442
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Since the first edition was published in 1993, MRI in Practice has become the standard text for radiographers, technologists, radiology residents, radiologists and even sales representatives on the subject of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This text is essential reading on undergraduate and postgraduate MRI courses. Furthermore MRI in Practice has come to be known as the number one reference book and study guide in the areas of MR instrumentation, principles, pulse sequences, image acquisition, and imaging parameters for the advanced level examination for MRI offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the USA. The book explains in clear terms the theory that underpins magnetic resonance so that the capabilities and operation of MRI systems can be fully appreciated and maximised. This fourth edition captures recent advances, and coverage includes: parallel imaging techniques and new sequences such as balanced gradient echo. Building on the success of the first three editions, the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated. The book now comes with a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/mriinpractice which hosts animated versions of a selection of illustrations in the book that are used on the MRI in Practice Course. These animations and accompanying text are aimed at helping the reader?s comprehension of some of the more difficult concepts. The website also hosts over 200 interactive self-assessment exercises to help the reader test their understanding. MRI in Practice features: Full color illustrations Logical presentation of the theory and applications of MRI A new page design A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/mriinpractice featuring interactive multiple choice questions, short answer questions PLUS animations of more complex concepts from the book For more information on the MRI in Practice Course and other learning resources by Westbrook and Talbot, please visit www.mrieducation.com



Procedures and Documentation for Mammography and Quality Management

Procedures and Documentation for Mammography and Quality Management Author Erica Koch Williams
ISBN-10 0071353984
Release 2000
Pages 168
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2-IN-1 EXAM PREPARATION PACKAGE STUDY GUIDE FOR ADVANCED EXAMS COMPETENCY DOCUMENTATION KIT PROCEDURE DOCUMENTATION FOR ADVANCED IMAGING Mammography and Quality Management Erica Williams Jennifer Wagner Take a shortcut to success on the ARRT advanced exams in mammography and quality management. This handy carry-anywhere guide not only reviews all the material covered by the exams, it gives you step-by step tools for documenting the competencies you need to qualify for the exams. For each required competency, you get clear illustrated steps for performing the exercise and a documentation page that walks you through the needed written verification. All you have to do is mail in the pages to the ARRT when you're ready for the test! PROCEDURES DOCUMENTATION FOR ADVANCED IMAGING: Mammography and Quality Management features: • Unique all-in-one preparation package for two advanced exams • Illustrated step-by-step instructions for procedures • Documentation forms to prove you've met ARRT requirements • Succinct summaries of everything you need to know for both tests • Basics of advanced ductography, ENA, steriotactic biopsy, and more • Full coverage of equipment evaluation and statistical analysis • Helpful charts of frequencies for radiography and mammography • An overview of NCRP Reports 99 and 105 • Time-saving design that helps raise your score If you want to qualify for and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists advanced mammography and quality management exams, this is the most useful, up-to-date study guide you can own. Also from McGraw-Hill: Wentz: Mammography for Radiologic Technologists LeFave: Mammography PreTest Self-Assessment and Review Saia: Appleton & Lange’s Review for the Radiography Examination Visit http://www.harrisonsonline.comMedicine Updated by the Authorities You Trust



Quality and Safety in Radiology

Quality and Safety in Radiology Author Hani H. Abujudeh
ISBN-10 9780199938230
Release 2012-03-08
Pages 384
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Radiology has been transformed by new imaging advances and a greater demand for imaging, along with a much lower tolerance for error as part of the Quality & Safety revolution in healthcare. With a greater emphasis on patient safety and quality in imaging practice, imaging specialists are increasingly charged with ensuring patient safety and demonstrating that everything done for patients in their care meets the highest quality and safety standards. This book offers practical guidance on understanding, creating, and implementing quality management programs in Radiology. Chapters are comprehensive, detailed, and organized into three sections: Core Concepts, Management Concepts, and Educational & Special Concepts. Discussions are applicable to all practice settings: community hospitals, private practice, academic radiology, and government/military practice, as well as to those preparing for the quality and safety questions on the American Board of Radiology's "Maintenance of Certification" or initial Board Certification Examinations. Bringing together the various elements that comprise the quality and safety agenda for Radiology, this book serves as a thorough roadmap and resource for radiologists, technicians, and radiology managers and administrators.



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ISBN-10 0323262015
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The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging

The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging Author Jerrold T. Bushberg
ISBN-10 9781451153941
Release 2011-12-28
Pages 1048
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This renowned work is derived from the authors' acclaimed national review course (“Physics of Medical Imaging") at the University of California-Davis for radiology residents. The text is a guide to the fundamental principles of medical imaging physics, radiation protection and radiation biology, with complex topics presented in the clear and concise manner and style for which these authors are known. Coverage includes the production, characteristics and interactions of ionizing radiation used in medical imaging and the imaging modalities in which they are used, including radiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography and nuclear medicine. Special attention is paid to optimizing patient dose in each of these modalities. Sections of the book address topics common to all forms of diagnostic imaging, including image quality and medical informatics as well as the non-ionizing medical imaging modalities of MRI and ultrasound. The basic science important to nuclear imaging, including the nature and production of radioactivity, internal dosimetry and radiation detection and measurement, are presented clearly and concisely. Current concepts in the fields of radiation biology and radiation protection relevant to medical imaging, and a number of helpful appendices complete this comprehensive textbook. The text is enhanced by numerous full color charts, tables, images and superb illustrations that reinforce central concepts. The book is ideal for medical imaging professionals, and teachers and students in medical physics and biomedical engineering. Radiology residents will find this text especially useful in bolstering their understanding of imaging physics and related topics prior to board exams.



Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology

Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology Author Ronald L. Eisenberg
ISBN-10 032335324X
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 478
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Gain the essential pathology understanding you need to produce quality radiographic images! Covering the disease processes most frequently diagnosed with medical imaging, Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 6th Edition is the perfect pathology resource for acquiring a better understanding of the clinical manifestation of different disease processes, their radiographic appearances, and their treatments. This full-color reference begins with a general overview of physiology, then covers disorders and injuries by body system. The new edition also includes the latest information on CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine - including updated radiographer notes, images, and review questions. Thorough explanations and comprehensive coverage aid readers' understanding of disease processes and their radiographic appearance. Numerous high-quality illustrations covering all modalities clearly demonstrate the clinical manifestations of different disease processes and provide readers with a standard for the high-quality images needed in radiography practice. Discussion of specialized imaging explains how supplemental modalities, such as ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are sometimes needed to diagnose various pathologies. Treatment coverage provides readers with brief explanations of the most likely treatments and the prognosis for each pathology. Systems-based approach organizes the pathology of various body systems in separate chapters - each chapter provides an initial discussion of general physiology and then explains various pathologic conditions and their radiographic appearance and treatment. Summary Findings tables are a great quick reference guide for practitioners. Consistent organization aids readers in searching for information. Study aids include an outline, key terms, objectives, and review questions for every chapter. Useful appendices include an extensive glossary; a list of major prefixes, roots, and suffixes with definitions and examples; and a table of diagnostic implications of abnormal lab values. NEW! Updated images in all modalities keep readers abreast on the latest advances needed for clinical success. NEW! Updated chapter review questions have been added to the end of every chapter. NEW! Additional review questions on Evolve companion site provide students with extra resources to prepare for certification. NEW! Updated radiographer notes incorporate current digital imaging information for both computed radiography and direct digital capture.



X Ray Repair

X Ray Repair Author Joseph J. Panichello
ISBN-10 9780398091910
Release 2017
Pages 304
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In the 20 years since the publication of the first edition, the field of radiology has advanced in ways that would have been difficult to predict. The most notable change relates to the way images are recorded and stored. Film and film processing, which had been used in the field since the very beginning, are becoming a thing of the past. Radiography has progressed dramatically to using digital technology, and that is the focus of this new edition. A goal of this text has always been to prepare the student who wishes to enter the x-ray servicing profession. This third edition has been completely rewritten and updated to focus on equipment currently in use and to address the latest in digital imaging. In addition, with new illustrations and a revised chapter order, the book is more approachable to students. The book includes chapters on the history and development of radiographic equipment; types of equipment found in the general radiographic room; fundamentals of radiography; safety practices in servicing; installation processes; preventive maintenance; image quality; troubleshooting and repair; theory, service, maintenance, and calibration of tomographic equipment; and the servicing, electronic calibrating, and troubleshooting of mammography units. In addition, there is expanded discussion on mobile x-ray units, paired with digital receptors, a growing trend in x-ray services. The book is further enhanced with many illustrations, including some new to this edition. The text continues to serve as a unique and timely universal manual for x-ray service and biomedical engineers and students as well as a helpful resource for radiologists.



Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging

Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging Author James Johnston
ISBN-10 9780323339667
Release 2015-11-04
Pages 288
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Written by radiographers for radiographers, Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging, 2nd Edition follows the ASRT recommended curriculum and focuses on what the radiographer needs to understand to safely and competently perform radiographic examinations. This comprehensive radiologic physics and imaging text links the two subjects together so that you understand how they relate to each other - and to clinical practice. Prepare for success on the ARRT exam and the job with just the right amount of information on radiation production and characteristics, imaging equipment, film screen image acquisition and processing, digital image acquisition and display, image analysis, and the basic principles of computed tomography. 345 photos and line drawings encourage you to visualize important concepts. Strong pedagogy, including chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, bulleted chapter summaries, and specialty boxes, help you organize information and focus on what is most important in each chapter. Make the Physics Connection and Make the Imaging Connection boxes link physics and imaging concepts so you fully appreciate the importance of both subjects. Educator resources on Evolve, including lesson plans, an image collection, PowerPoint presentations, and a test bank, provide additional resources for instructors to teach the topics presented in the text. Theory to Practice boxes succinctly explain the application of concepts and describe how to use the information in clinical practice. Critical Concept boxes further explain and emphasize key points in the chapters. Math Application boxes use examples to show how mathematical concepts and formulas are applied in the clinical setting. An emphasis on the practical information highlights just what you need to know to ace the ARRT exam and become a competent practitioner. Numerous critique exercises teach you how to evaluate the quality of radiographic images and determine which factors produce poor images. A glossary of key terms serves as a handy reference. NEW! Updated content reflects the newest curriculum standards outlined by the ARRT and ASRT, providing you with the information you need to pass the boards. NEW! Critical Thinking Questions at the end of every chapter offer opportunity for review and greater challenge. NEW! Chapter Review Questions at the end of every chapter allow you to evaluate how well you have mastered the material in each chapter. NEW! Increased coverage of radiation protection principles helps you understand the ethical obligations to minimize radiation dosages, shielding, time and distance, how to limit the field of exposure and what that does to minimize dose, and technical factors and how they represent the quantity and quality of radiation. NEW! Conversion examples and sample math problems give you the practice needed to understand complex concepts. NEW! More images highlighting key concepts help you visualize the material. NEW! Expansion of digital image coverage and ample discussion on differentiating between digital and film ensures you are prepared to succeed on your exams. NEW! All-new section on manual vs. AEC use in Chapter 13 keeps you in the know. NEW and UPDATED! Expanded digital fluoroscopy section, including up-to-date information on LCD and Plasma displays, familiarizes you with the equipment you will encounter. NEW! Online chapter quizzes on Evolve feature 5-10 questions each and reinforce key concepts. NEW! PowerPoint presentations with new lecture notes on Evolve and in-depth information in the notes section of each slide make presenting quick and easy for instructors.