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Principles of Radiographic Imaging


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Unit I: CREATING THE BEAM. 1. Basic Mathematics. 2. Radiation Concepts. 3. Electricity. 4. Electromagnetism. 5. The X-Ray Tube. 6. X-Ray Equipment. 7. Automatic Exposure Controls. 8. X-Ray Production. Unit II: PROTECTING PATIENTS AND PERSONNEL. 9. Radiation Protection Concepts and Equipment. 10. Radiation Protection Procedures for Patients and Personnel. 11. Filtration. 12. The Prime Factors. 13. The X-Ray Interactions. 14. Minimizing Patient Exposure. 15. Beam Restriction. Unit III: Creating the Image. 16. Vision and Perception. 17. The Patient as a Beam Emitter. 18. The Grid. 19. Film and Screens Imaging and Processing. Unit IV: DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEMS. 20. Digital Image Processing. 21. Computed Radiography. 22. Digital Radiography/Flat-Panel Detector Systems. 23. Technical Considerations in Digital Imaging. 24. Informatics in Medical Imaging. Unit V: ANALYZING THE IMAGE. 25. The Imaging Process. 26. Image Receptor Exposure. 27. Contrast. 28. Spatial Resolution. 29. Distortion. 30. The Art of Image Critique. 31. Quality Management. Unit VI: SPECIAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AND MODALITIES. 32. Mobile Radiography. 33. Fluoroscopy. 34. Tomography and Digital Tomosynthesis. 35. Mammography. 36. Bone Densitometry. 37. Vascular Imaging Equipment. 38. Computed Tomography. 39. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 40. Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 41. Radiation Therapy. 42. Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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Richard Carlton is an Associate Professor and former Director of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previously, he taught Radiography at Arkansas State University, City College of San Francisco and Lima Technical College, and worked as a Clinical Coordinator at Wilbur Wright Community College. A Charter Fellow and past president of A.E.I.R.S., Mr. Carlton gives presentations around the world and founded Lambda Nu, the national honor society for radiologic and imaging sciences. He has written 36 books, started two professional journals and served as a J.R.C.E.R.T. site visitor for forty years. Mr. Carlton 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 and continues to train residents at West Michigan Regional Laboratory in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Arlene Adler served four decades as a Professor in the Radiologic Sciences Programs at Indiana University Northwest. Now Professor Emerita, Ms. Adler authored several articles and textbooks on the radiologic sciences during her career. A member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and Fellow of the Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (A.E.I.R.S.), 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. Vesna Balac is Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Radiologic Sciences Programs at Indiana University Northwest. Currently a doctoral candidate in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, she is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (A.E.I.R.S.) and Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists. Ms. Balac earned her B.S. in Radiologic Sciences from Indiana University Northwest and an M.S. in Adult Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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