Release Date: 2016-07-09
Delivered in layman's terms with colorful illustrations, this book will walk you through definitions and explanations of how computers work on a basic level, then discuss how digital radiography works. It will also provide real world useful information on how to leverage digital systems in order to reduce patient radiation dose, and provide an overview of quality assurance and quality control for digital systems. Finally the course will discuss the future of digital radiography and how artificial intelligence might affect radiology in the coming decades. Radiology professionals reading this book may be eligible for continuing education credits. The companion course sold separately is approved for technologists in all 50 states and approved for the digital radiography requirement in California. See inside for details. Topics include Introduction History of Computers, Electronics Basics, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Software, Bits and Bytes Images as Digital Files Pixels, Bits Per Pixel, Raster Graphics, Voxels, Image Sampling, Image Compression, Data Organization and Storage, Networking basics, Database Basics HIPAA Security and Authorization, Encryption, Data Backup, Data Masking or Data Obfuscation, Data Erasure, Data Recovery, Agencies and Regulations PACS Servers, Enterprise Dataflow and Workflow, HL7, ICD and CPT codes, Radiology Information Systems, Electronic Medical Record Systems, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, DICOM Digital Radiography Equipment Computed Radiography (CR or PSP), Direct Radiography (DR), Film Digitizers, Viewing Digital Images Printers, Electronic Image Sharing, CD Roms, Cloud-Based Platforms for Image Sharing Diagnostic Workstations Evolution of PACS workstations, PACS Workstation Features, Image Processing, Diagnostic Monitors, Automated Peer Review, Voice Recognition and Dictation, Teleradiology Radiation Protection in Digital Radiography ALARA, Avoiding Repeat Exposures, Communication, Exposure Technique Charts, Department Protocols, Filtration, Grids Filters and Air Gap, Screening for Pregnancy, High kVp Low mAs, Inverse Square Law, The Image Gently and Image Wisely Campaigns, Best Practices Checklist, Exposure Indicators and Dose Creep, Collimation, Patient Shielding Devices, Pediatric Patients, Immobilization, Obese Patients, Radiation Protection for Radiographers, Scatter Radiation, Regulatory Limits for Occupational Exposure, Protective Apparel QA / QC in Digital Radiography DR and CR Artifacts, Improper LUT assignment, CR and DR Artifacts, Image Noise, Medical Record Data Integrity, Reject Analysis in Digital Radiology, Degradation in DR Devices, Downtime, Why Systems fail, Preparing for downtime Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Moore’s Law, Defining Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Controversies and dangers of AI, Emergent superintelligence, AI in Medicine, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Applications of CAD in Radiology
Author: Christi Carter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Written with the radiography student in mind, Digital Radiography and PACS, 2nd Edition provides the latest information on digital imaging systems, including computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) as well as the data required by practicing technologists who are transitioning to digital imaging. Coverage of digital imaging and PACS is at just the right level for student radiographers and practicing technologists who are transitioning to digital imaging. Chapter outlines, learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter orient readers to the chapter content and assist with organizing study and comprehension. Bulleted summaries recap the main points of the chapter, ensuring you focus on the most important concepts conveyed by the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter are linked to the chapter objectives. The latest on CR and DR function and image enhancement and processing based on recently published research keeps you current with today’s imaging requirements. Complete coverage of PACS workstations, archiving solutions and system architectures provides a sound basis for understanding how individual systems work. Comprehensive quality control and management guidelines for PACS, CR and DR prepare you for on the job success. Careful alignment with digital imaging information required by the ASRT Core Curriculum ensures you are current with today’s procedures and modalities.
Author: James Johnston
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-11-04
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.
Author: La Verne Tolley Gurley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Here’s everything a beginning radiography student needs to know! Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 7th Edition offers a solid overview of your exciting career as a radiologic technologist. After covering basic learning skills, this guide provides a historical perspective on radiology and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine, digital and conventional imaging, patient care, and radiation safety. Expert authors LaVerne T. Gurley and William J. Callaway describe the classes you will take in your radiography program, the latest changes in the Registry exam, what will be required in the practice setting, and your opportunities for advancement throughout your career. 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. New photographs accurately depict current equipment and practice standards. An increased focus on digital imaging keeps you on the cutting edge of technology. Updates include: Positioning terminology Program accreditations Demographic information for better communication with culturally diverse patients A closer alignment of the book's topics with ASRT Core Curriculum's section on fundamentals.
Author: Stewart C. Bushong
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Develop the skills you need to safely and effectively produce high-quality medical images with Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 11th Edition. Reorganized and updated with the latest advances in the field, this new edition aligns with the ASRT curriculum to strengthen your understanding of key concepts, and prepare you for success on the ARRT certification exam and in clinical practice. Firmly established as a core resource for medical imaging technology courses, this text gives you a strong foundation in the study and practice of radiologic physics, imaging and exposure, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more. Expanded coverage of radiologic science topics, including radiologic physics, imaging, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more, allows this text to be used over several semesters. Chapter introductions, summaries, outlines, objectives, and key terms help you to organize and pinpoint the most important information. Formulas, conversion tables, and abbreviations are highlighted for easy access to frequently used information. "Penguin" boxes recap the most vital chapter information. End-of-chapter questions include definition exercises, matching, short answer, and calculations to help you review material. Key terms and expanded glossary enable you to easily reference and study content. Highlighted math formulas call attention to key mathematical information for special focus. NEW! Chapters on Radiography/Fluoroscopy Patient Radiation Dose and Computed Tomography Patient Radiation Dose equip you to use the most current patient dosing technology. NEW! Streamlined physics and math sections ensure you’re prepared to take the ARRT exam and succeed in the clinical setting.
Author: Euclid Seeram
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2020-01-01
Radiologic protection has become an integral part of radiologic technology and provides tools to protect not only the patient, but personnel and members of the public as well. Radiation Protection in Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging covers the recent developments that have been introduced to address the increasing dose to the patient and new assessment tools for use in dose optimization studies. This comprehensive text reviews the critical issues in radiologic protection and presents these key topics regarding medial physics in an accessible manner for clinicians, radiographers and other health professionals. This text covers a detailed overview of the biological effects of radiation exposure, outlines the fundamental physical principles and technical aspects of radiation protection, outlines the major components of DRL, image quality assessment tools for use in dose-image quality, and explains the role of quality assurance control in optimization of radiation protection. Features: • Covers all topics prescribed by the ARRT for the certification examination • Goes beyond the topics covered in the ARRT specifications and other texts • Includes the most up-to-date topics on Radiation Protection of concern to clinical practice and academia
LIMITED RADIOGRAPHY, 4e is an ideal resource for beginning radiography students and limited radiographer training. Presenting both core radiographic theory and radiographic anatomy and positioning, the text teaches students theory as well as the skills they will need to know as professionals. Each chapter begins with an explanation of its correlation to the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), while end-of-chapter Review Questions help students test their own knowledge. A comprehensive resource for limited radiographers, the fourth edition features a new full-color design, more than 400 new images, and five all-new chapters providing step-by-step instructions and images for radiographic positioning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: William J. Callaway
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-10-14
A complete review for the Registry exam, Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Radiography: The Complete Study Guide and Career Planner, 6th Edition covers the five major subject areas of the ARRT exam in radiography. It is also an effective study guide for many radiography courses! Written in outline format, each review of a subject is followed by questions related specifically to that area. Two mock ARRT exams are included in the book, and online exams include a pool of over 1,400 review questions that may be randomly combined to generate a virtually limitless number of mock ARRT exams. From noted radiography educator William J. Callaway, this edition also provides advice on writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, employer expectations, and continuing education requirements to help you make the transition to a successful career. Review of the five major subject areas covered on the ARRT exam, in an outline format, helps you concentrate on the most important information. Over 2,400 review questions in the book and online offer practice with a multiple-choice format similar to the ARRT exam. Thorough coverage of digital and computed radiography reflects the increased emphasis of these topics on the Registry exam. Online mock exams let you practice in tutorial mode -- with immediate feedback after each question -- or in exam mode, with feedback only after you complete the entire test. Online study tools include study tips for difficult questions and electronic flashcards with formulas, key terms, and important topics. Rationales for correct and incorrect answers are included in the appendix. Career preparation advice includes writing resumes and cover letters, tips for interviewing, a look at what employers expect, career advancement, basic financial planning, and continuing education requirements. Updates reflect the latest ARRT exam changes with expanded coverage of computed and direct radiography, a review of computed tomography along with questions, and an additional 200-question exam in the Review Activities and Challenge Tests chapter. Online access to mock exams. Job search preparation includes tips on how to submit online applications and resumes.
Author: Frank H. Netter
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Release Date: 2011
Teaches the complete human body with unsurpassed clarity and accuracy. This edition features 45 revised, 290 relabelled and 17 wholly new plates, drawn fully in the tradition of Frank Netter, and includes more imaging and clinical images.
Author: A. Stewart Whitley
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2005-08-26
First published in 1939, this is the definitive text on patient positioning for the diagnostic radiography student and practitioner. The experienced author team appreciates that there is no substitute for a good understanding of basic skills in patient positioning and an accurate knowledge of anatomy to ensure good radiographic practice. This 12th edition retains the book’s pre-eminence in the field, with hundreds of positioning photographs and explanatory line diagrams, a clearly defined and easy-to-follow structure, and international applicability. The book presents the essentials of radiographic techniques in a practical way, avoiding unnecessary technical complexity and ensuring that the student and practitioner can find quickly the information that they require regarding particular positions. All the standard positioning is included, accompanied by supplementary positions where relevant and illustrations of pathology where appropriate. Common errors in positioning are also discussed.
Author: D. A. Saia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2017-11-22
The radiography student’s ultimate guide to acing the ARRT Certification Exam LANGE Q&A Radiography Examination provides radiography students and recertifying radiographers with more than 1,400 registry-style questions to get them ready for the certification exam. Written by a respected radiographer with 35 years of teaching experience, the book reinforces concepts by including explanations for correct and incorrect answer options for each question. From cover to cover, this tried-and-true exam prep tool is filled with everything students need to have an edge on exam day. Now in its eleventh edition, LANGE Q&A Radiography Examination is more indispensable than ever, reflecting content updates from the latest ARRT radiographic examination blueprint within the chapters on Patient Care, Safety, Image Production, and Procedures.. Also included with purchase is access to online practice with 400 ARRT-style questions and answers. Features: • Packed with more than 1,400 Q&As and access to online practice that delivers unmatched preparation for the radiography certification exam • Sections include Patient Care, Safety, Image Production, and Procedures • New content mirrors the latest ARRT radiographic examination blueprint update
Author: D. A. Saia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-01-28
Ace the ARRT certification exam with the field’s most trusted review Maximize your study time -- and your grade -- by focusing on the most important and frequently tested topics 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This update is once again a highlight in the review book section for preparing for the registry exam in radiography. Using a compilation of noteworthy sources, the author once again provides students with a complete and valuable guide for registry exam review. This is a must-have book for any future radiographer."--Doody's Review Service The entire radiography curriculum summarized in a concise, readable narrative makes it easy to understand and memorize key concepts 860+ registry-style questions, including a 200-question practice test, prepare you for the exam Answers with detailed explanations and references to major textbooks More than 400 illustrations and clinical images Written by an experienced educator and radiography program director who knows exactly what it takes to pass Essential for certification or recertification An author with 35+ years of teaching experience provides everything you need to excel on the exam coursework Summary boxes provide a convenient overview of must-know information The inside covers feature important formulae, radiation protection facts, conversion factors, body surface landmarks, digital imaging facts, acronyms and abbreviations, radiation quality factors, and minimum filtration requirements Coverage of the latest developments, including digital and electronic imaging A complete 200-question practice exam 440+ chapter-ending questions