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An Introduction to Radiography.

Author: Suzanne Easton
Publisher: London : Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2014.
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This book provides an overview of all aspects of radiography for the practitioner. It is written to address the areas of practice of assistant practitioners and practitioners within the clinical environment. Areas covered range from ethics and communication, through to the physics of radiography and x-ray production, and specialist techniques. Anatomy, physiology and pathology are also covered, ensuring the text is  Read more...
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Easton, Suzanne.
An Introduction to Radiography.
London : Elsevier Health Sciences UK, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Easton
ISBN: 9780080982496 0080982492
OCLC Number: 1048580335
Notes: Target Interactions.
Description: 1 online resource (377 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; An Introduction to Radiography; Copyright Page; Contents ; List of contributors ; Acknowledgements ; Chapter 1: An introduction to ethics ; Introduction; What is 'Ethics'? ; What is an Ethical Dilemma?; Basis of Moral Reasoning; The Main Ethical Theories; Applying Ethics to Radiographic Practice; How Should We Start to Analyse an Ethical Dilemma?; Conclusion; References; Recommended reading; Chapter 2: The law at work ; Introduction; The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974; The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99)The Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 [IR(ME)R]; The Data Protection Act 1998; The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR); The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992; The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992; The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH); References; Recommended reading; Websites; Chapter 3: Communication ; Introduction; Effective Communication; Verbal Communication; Non-Verbal Communication. The Practical Application of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Diagnostic ImagingDealing with Difficult or Aggressive Patients; Interprofessional Working; References; Recommended reading; Chapter 4: Patient care ; Introduction; Assessing the Patient; Paediatrics; The Elderly Patient; Mental Health Problems; The Trauma or Emergency Patient; References; Recommended reading; Chapter 5: Clinical skills for preparation of the patient and clinical environment ; Introduction; Diseases and Organisms; Cross-Infection; Imaging Equipment Cleaning; Personal Hygiene; Aseptic Technique. Fluoroscopic Examination PreparationSpecialist Procedure Preparation; Record Keeping; References; Recommended reading/bibliography; Website; Chapter 6: Procedures in radiography ; Introduction; Patient Pathways through the Imaging Department ; Mobile Radiography ; Considerations Specific to Mobile Radiography ; Use of Contrast Medium ; Contrast Media Types ; Contrast Media Usage ; Contrast Media Safety ; Examination Preparation ; Pregnancy Checks ; Low Dose Examinations ; High Dose Examinations ; Recommended reading; Chapter 7: Physics of radiography ; Introduction; Definitions. SI Base Units Relevant to Radiographic PracticeDerived SI Units Relevant to Radiographic Practice; Atomic Structure; Electromagnetic Radiation; Magnetism; Electromagnetism; Electricity; Inverse Square Law; Recommended reading; Website; Chapter 8: The X-ray tube ; Introduction; Tube Housing; Vacuum Envelope; Filament Assembly; The Anode; The Line Focus Principle ; The Anode Heel Effect; The Stator Assembly; The X-Ray Port and Collimator; Beam Filtration; Tube Rating; Anode Cooling; References; Recommended reading; Chapter 9: Production of X-rays ; Introduction; Electron Production.

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This book provides an overview of all aspects of radiography for the practitioner. It is written to address the areas of practice of assistant practitioners and practitioners within the clinical environment. Areas covered range from ethics and communication, through to the physics of radiography and x-ray production, and specialist techniques. Anatomy, physiology and pathology are also covered, ensuring the text is a complete introduction to radiography. Each chapter covers key points and provides revision questions (with answers) and recommended reading for exploring the chapter topic in more.

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