Radiographic Image Production and Manipulation

Hardcover | October 9, 2002

byCraig Shephard

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A state-of-the-art introduction to radiographic exposure principles, covering emerging technologies in digital radiography, the picture archiving and communication system (PACS), and methods of manipulating, transferring, and archiving digital images. Includes a free Student Clinical Pocket Guide.

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A state-of-the-art introduction to radiographic exposure principles, covering emerging technologies in digital radiography, the picture archiving and communication system (PACS), and methods of manipulating, transferring, and archiving digital images. Includes a free Student Clinical Pocket Guide.

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Featuring—Free Pocket Guide*Exposure Formulas*Density Maintenance Tables*Conversion Factors*Tables for Recording Technical FactorsTHE BEST WAY TO GET INTO TODAY’S RADIOGRAPHY—INCLUDING THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUESGet your career in radiography off to a great start with the most up-to-date text in radiographic exposure princip...

Shephard is the Program Director in the School of Radiologic Technology at Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital. Shephard is also a doctoral candidate in health services administration, serves as the on-call sonographer at the hospital, and until 12/99 was the radiography consultant to the Forensic Medical Office in Nashville..
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.5 × 7.6 × 1.08 inPublished:October 9, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071375775

ISBN - 13:9780071375771

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Table of Contents

1 - Production and Properties of the X-ray Beam

The x-ray tube

Production of the x-ray beam

X-ray beam properties

Filtration of the x-ray beam

Restriction/Limitation of the x-ray beam

X-ray interactions

2 - Cassettes

Conventional radiography cassettes

Computed radiography cassettes

Care of cassettes

Problems encountered with cassettes

3 - Screens

Screen function

Screen construction

Screen speed

Screen maintenance

4 - Radiographic Film

Film function

Radiographic film construction

Types of medical imaging film

Latent image formation

Manifest image

Characteristics of radiographic film

Radiographic film storage and handling

5 - Radiographic Film Processing

The processing area

The viewing area

Film processing

The automatic processor

Processing rates

Daylight automatic processors

Processor maintenance

Processor malfunction Silver recovery

6 Image Quality:The Photographic Factors

Photographic factors

Summary of photographic factors affecting image quality

7 - Image Quality:The Geometric Factors

Recorded detail

Distortion

Summary of radiographic factors and their effects on recorded detail and distortion

8 - Radiographic Grids

Purpose and application of radiographic grids

Grid construction

Grid efficiency

Faulty use of grids

Grid artifacts

Alternative to grid use: The air-gap technique

9 - Automatic Exposure Control

Automatic exposure control unit designs

Factors influencing automatic exposure control

Problems encountered with automatic exposure control

Anatomically programmed radiography

10 - Technique Charts, Technique Compensation, and Multiple-Factor Technique Problems

Purpose of technique charts

Technique chart types

Technique chart development

Technique compensation

Multiple-factor Technique Problems

11 - Digital Projection Radiography and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems

Computed radiography and digital radiography

Digital image quality

Computed radiography readout parameters

Digital image post-processing

Digital image artifacts

Practical considerations in digital image display

Laser printers

Computed radiography clinical implementation issues

Quality Control and maintenance

Picture archiving and communication system

Appendices

Appendix A Answers to chapter questions

Appendix B Tips for exercises in critical thinking

Appendix C Answers to questions students often ask