Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and A Science 5th Edition
Richard R. Carlton | Arlene McKenna Adler
ISBN-13: 9781439058725 | ISBN-10: 1439058725
© 2013 | Published |  864  Pages
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An overview of imaging modalities, PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING: AN ART & A SCIENCE, 5th Edition delivers essential information on radiographic contrast, density, detail, and distortion, as well as the latest instrumentation and technology used in the imaging sciences. Building logically from the simplest concepts to the more complex, the text ties lessons together visually and conceptually in a student-friendly and thorough presentation of radiographic exposure.



  • Unit I: CREATING THE BEAM.
    1. Basic Mathematics.
    2. Radiation Concepts.
    3. Electricity.
    4. Electromagnetism.
    5. X-Ray Equipment.
    6. The X-Ray Tube.
    7. X-Ray Production.
    Unit II: PROTECTING PATIENTS AND PERSONNEL.
    8. Radiation Protection Concepts and Equipment.
    9. Radiation Protection Procedures for Patients and Personnel.
    10. Filtration.
    11. The Prime Factors.
    12. The X-Ray Interactions.
    13. Minimizing Patient Dose.
    Unit III: Creating the Image.
    14. Vision and Perception.
    15. Beam Restriction.
    16. The Patient as a Beam Emitter.
    17. The Pathology Problem.
    18. The Grid.
    19. Radiographic Film.
    20. Film Processing.
    21. Film Sensitometry.
    22. Intensifying Screens and Film/Screen Combinations.
    23. Digital Radiography.
    24. Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
    Unit IV: ANALYZING THE IMAGE.
    25. The Imaging Process.
    26. Density/Image Receptor Exposure.
    27. Contrast.
    28. Recorded Detail.
    29. Distortion.
    30. The Art of Image Critique.
    31. Quality Management.
    Unit V: COMPARING EXPOSURE SYSTEMS.
    32. Exposure Systems and Charts.
    33. Automatic Exposure Controls.
    34. Exposure Conversion Problems.
    Unit VI: SPECIAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AND MODALITIES.
    35. Mobile Radiography.
    36. Fluoroscopy.
    37. Tomography and Digital Tomosynthesis.
    38. Mammography.
    39. Bone Densitometry.
    40. Vascular Imaging Equipment.
    41. Computed Tomography.
    42. Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
    43. Nuclear Medicine.
    44. Radiation Therapy.
    45. Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

    • Clear, Concise Writing Approach: Written in a student-friendly style, the text delivers content logically, starting with the simplest topics and gradually introducing more complex areas for study.
    • Expert Authors: Well-known and respected in the field of radiologic sciences, authors Carlton and Adler share their decades of teaching and A.E.R.S. leadership experience throughout the text.
    • Complete, Reliable Coverage: This fifth edition, addresses every area of radiographic physics and instrumentation required by accredited programs in radiography, radiologist assistant, ultrasound, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine, including advanced areas of study, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, bone densitometry, cardiac interventional, and other radiologic and imaging sciences.
    • INFORMATIVE FEATURES: Four new chapters appear in Unit 6 covering the topics of Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
    • FOCUSED PICTURE ARCHIVING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (PACS) CONTENT: Discussions on recent developments in digital radiographic imaging and a complete chapter on radiology informatics systems give students the current information they need to be competitive in today's job market.
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  • Rick Carlton is Director and Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A past president of A.E.I.R.S., he also founded Lambda Nu, the national honor society for radiologic and imaging sciences, and has taught for more than thirty years. Author of twenty books, Rick also founded two professional journals, has been a J.R.C.E.R.T. site visitor for thirty years, and has given presentations around the world. He earned an M.S. from National Louis University, a B.S. from The Chicago Medical School, and an A.A.S. from Illinois Central College. He is A.R.R.T. certified in C.V. and radiography.

    Arlene Adler has been Professor and Director of the Radiologic Sciences Programs at Indiana University Northwest for more than three decades. A member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and Fellow of the Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (A.E.I.R.S.), Ms. Adler has also authored several articles and textbooks on the radiologic sciences. She earned her B.S. in Radiologic Sciences from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and an M.S. in Education from the University of Illinois.