Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 4th Edition

Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice

4th Edition

By Bruce W. Long, MS, RT(R)(CV), FASRT, Director and Associate Professor, Radiologic Imaging and Sciences Programs, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA; Eugene D. Frank, MA, RT(R), FASRT, FAEIRS, Retired Director, Radiography Program, Riverland Community College, Austin, MN; Assistant Professor of Radiology, Emeritus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN and Ruth Ann Ehrlich, RT(R), Radiology Faculty (Retired), Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR; Adjunct Faculty, Portland Community College, Portland, OR


  1. Role of the Limited X-Ray Machine Operator
  2. Introduction to Radiographic Equipment
  3. Basic Mathematics
  4. Basic Physics of Radiography
  5. X-Ray Production
  6. X-Ray Circuit and Tube Heat Management
  7. Principles of Exposure and Image Quality
  8. Digital Image Receptor Systems
  9. Scatter Radiation and Its Control
  10. Formulating X-Ray Techniques
  11. Radiobiology and Radiation Safety
  12. Introduction to Anatomy, Positioning, and Pathology
  13. Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle
  14. Lower Extremity and Pelvis
  15. Spine
  16. Bony Thorax, Chest, and Abdomen
  17. Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses
  18. Radiography of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
  19. Film Critique
  20. Ethics, Legal Considerations, and Professionalism
  21. Safety and Infection Control
  22. Assessing Patients and Managing Acute Situations
  23. Medications and Their Administration
  24. Medical Laboratory Skills
  25. Additional Procedures for Assessment and Diagnosis
  26. Bone Densitometry

Appendices

  1. State Licensing Agencies for Radiography
  2. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Rules of Ethics
  3. Solutions to Practice problems in Chapter 23
  4. Sample Manual X-Ray Technique Chart
  5. Optimum Kilovoltage Ranges
  6. mAs Table
  7. Nomogram for Determining Patient Skin Dose from X-Ray Exposure
  8. Screen/Film Image Receptor Systems
  9. X-Ray Darkroom and Film Processing
  10. Usual Projections for Examinations
  11. Critique for Sample Radiographs from Chapter 19
  12. Charting Terms and Abbreviations
  13. Task Inventory for Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography

Illustration Credits

Glossary