Radiographic Image Production and Manipulation

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October 9, 2002


Mixed media product, 416 pages


0071375775 / 9780071375771


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Main description

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.

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

Author comments

Craig Shephard was identified by Dorothy Saia, Consulting Editor for the radiologic science program. In addition to his responsibilities as Program Director, Shephard is 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.

Back cover copy

Free Pocket Guide
*Exposure Formulas
*Density Maintenance Tables
*Conversion Factors
*Tables for Recording Technical Factors


Get your career in radiography off to a great start with the most up-to-date text in radiographic exposure principles. Radiographic Image Production and Manipulation offers you a comprehensive introduction to traditional, new, and emerging technologies and techniques. Providing a strong foundation in today's radiography, this book includes:

*Tested principles in radiography
*Applications in health science
*Exposure, quality control, and processing procedures
*Extensive coverage of the latest digital techniques and technologies
*Digital image manipulation, transfer, and archiving
*Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS)
*Currently emerging technologies
*Learning aids like chapter objectives, lab exercises, problems and solutions, and critical thinking questions

Update your radiographic skills with the only introduction to principles that features broad coverage of today's digital techniques.

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