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Principles of radiographic imaging : an art and a science

Author: Richard R Carlton; Arlene McKenna Adler
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Delmar/Cengage Learning, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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An overview of imaging modalities, 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Carlton; Arlene McKenna Adler
ISBN: 9781439058725 1439058725
OCLC Number: 773723205
Description: xxxi, 800 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Basic mathematics --
Radiation concepts --
Electricity --
Electromagnetism --
X-ray equipment --
The X-ray tube --
X-ray production --
Radiation protection concepts and equipment --
Radiation protection procedures for patients and personnel --
Filtration --
The prime factors --
X-ray interactions --
Minimizing patient dose --
Vision and perception --
Beam restriction --
The patient as a beam emitter --
The pathology problem --
The grid --
Radiologic film --
Film processing --
Film sensitometry --
Intensifying screens and film/screen combinations --
Digital radiography --
Picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) --
The imaging process --
Density / image receptor exposure --
Contrast --
Recorded detail --
Distortion --
The art of image critique --
Quality management --
Exposure systems --
Automatic exposure controls --
Exposure conversion problems --
Mobile radiography --
Fluoroscopy --
Tomography and digital tomosynthesis --
Mammography --
Bone densitometry --
Vascular imaging equipment --
Computed tomography --
Magnetic resonance imaging --
Nuclear medicine and PET scanning --
Radiation therapy --
Diagnostic medical sonography --
Appendix A: On a new kind of rays --
Appendix B: Answers to case studies --
Appendix F: Epigraph sources and credits --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard R. Carlton, Arlene M. Adler ; contributors, William Faulkner [and others].

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An overview of imaging modalities, 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.

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