Radiographic Image Analysis

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Elsevier Saunders, 2006 - Medical - 540 pages
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This comprehensive guide shows how to reduce the need for repeat radiographs. It teaches how to carefully evaluate an image, how to identify the improper positioning or technique that caused a poor image, and how to correct the problem. This text equips radiographers with the critical thinking skills needed to anticipate and adjust for positioning and technique challenges before a radiograph is taken, so they can produce the best possible diagnostic quality radiographs.
  • Provides a complete guide to evaluating radiographs and troubleshooting positioning and technique errors, increasing the likelihood of getting a good image on the first try.
  • Offers step-by-step descriptions of all evaluation criteria for every projection along with explanations of how to reposition or adjust technique to produce an acceptable image.
  • Familiarizes technologists with what can go wrong, so they can avoid retakes and reduce radiation exposure for patients and themselves.
  • Provides numerous critique images for evaluation, so that readers can study poor images and understand what factors contributed to their production and what adjustments need to be made.
  • Combines coverage of both positioning and technique errors, as these are likely to occur together in the clinical environment.
  • Student workbook available for separate purchase for more practice with critique of radiographs.
  • Provides Evolve website with a course management platform for instructors who want to post course materials online.
  • Expanded coverage to include technique and positioning adjustments required by computed radiography.
  • Pediatric radiography, covering radiation protection and special problems of obtaining high-quality images of pediatric patients.
  • Evaluation criteria related to technique factors, which historically account for 60%-70% of retakes.
  • New chapter on evaluation of images of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Pitfalls of trauma and mobile imaging to encourage quick thinking and problem-solving in trauma situations.
  • Improved page design and formatting to call attention to most important content.

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