With an integrated presentation of digital radiography and conventional film-screen radiography, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING AND EXPOSURE, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles of imaging you need to know to produce the highest-quality images and reduce the number of repeated radiographs. This practical text also includes Patient Protection Alerts, Practical Tips, Important Relationships, and Mathematical Solutions features throughout to provide helpful information every step of the way.
• An emphasis on practical information focuses on imaging and exposure topics essential to becoming a competent radiographer.
• UNIQUE! Integrated digital radiography coverage and a separate digital chapter include information on how to acquire, process, and display digital images.
• UNIQUE! Practical Tips boxes demonstrate how to apply concepts and use information in clinical practice.
• UNIQUE! Important Relationships boxes call attention to the fundamentals of radiographic imaging and exposure.
• UNIQUE! Mathematical Applications boxes familiarize you with the mathematical formulas needed in the clinical setting.
• UNIQUE! Sections on Film Critique and interpretations in the appendices teach you how to evaluate the quality of radiographic images and determine which factors contributed to poor images.
• Expanded information and useful tables on quality control tests help you ensure that you get the best image possible every time.
• Patient Protection Alerts discuss how certain variables can impact patient exposure with tips on how to control them.
• Radiographic Film Processing chapter now includes more information on image artifacts for a more comprehensive look at radiographic film.
• Added information on computers and the types of digital imaging, with new illustrations in the Digital Radiography chapter, keeps you up-to-date with the latest digital techniques.
• Bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter provide a quick review to ensure your understanding.
• A comprehensive glossary provides definitions for the terms in the book to help you become familiar with the language of radiographic imaging.
All the principles of radiographic image formation are covered in this fundamental textbook. The unique practice of using icons to indicate "important relationships, mathematical applications, practical tips and film critique" will help the reader to key in on essential information. This book will serve as an excellent introductory text for all standard topics included in a radiographic exposure class. The editor begins with an nice historical review on the discovery of x-rays, then covers the basics of x-ray production and image quality. A unit on scatter control leads into an image receptor section. The processor and sensitometry units area are very concise. Additional units are provided by contributors who technique charts, automatic exposure control, and computed radiography. The book is written for all radiography students and for technologists who may be re-entering the profession. The use of icons to indicate key concepts (important relationships, mathematical applications, practical applications, and film critique) will help the student radiographer focus on important information. The practical applications icon will assist the student in recognizing exposure concepts that can be applied in the clinical setting. There are many high quality illustrations and images, and there is a wonderful basic introduction on computed radiography. This book is unlike Fodor's The Art and Science of Medical Radiography (Mosby, 1993). While the x-ray tube and x-ray generation at the target are covered, the x-ray generator itself is not. Unlike Wallace's Radiographic Exposure: Principles and Practice (FA Davis, 1995), an activities section does not appear inthis text; however, a set of review questions is provided at the end of each unit. Still, the practical tips icons will help students to apply knowledge in the clinical setting. When comparing illustrations, moreover, this book is outstanding -- a fresh look at an old subject along with a great introduction on computed radiography. I would highly recommend adoption of this textbook for an introductory course in radiographic (technique) exposure and as an excellent addition to the school library.