Chiropractic Radiography and Quality Assurance Handbook: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Chiropractic Radiography and Quality Assurance Handbook

1st Edition

By Russell Wilson

CRC Press

512 pages

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Hardback: 9780849307850
pub: 1999-08-23
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Description

Chiropractic Radiography and Quality Assurance Handbook is the first book devoted to erect and recumbent radiographic positioning and a practical approach to quality assurance and radiographic quality control testing. It provides a step-by-step approach to performing quality radiographic studies using radiographic images to demonstrate placement of anatomical markers and the safest location for patient identification information.

Some topics covered include:

o The importance of sound radiation safety practices and appropriate protection and collimation

o Spinal radiography including changes in positioning to reduce exposure to female patients

o Extremity radiography, covering common and specialty views to assist in diagnosis of sports injuries.

Designed for both the practitioner and the student, this book provides all of the tools necessary to produce quality radiographs in a quick reference, detailed, step-by-step approach to positioning. And adding information about darkroom and film storage, film processing quality control, film artifact identification and problem solving, makes this is an in-depth, authoritative guide.

Table of Contents

Basic Radiography Concept and Principles

Radiation Safety in Chiropractic Radiography

Developing a System or the Proper Sequence for Taking Films

Cervical Spine Radiography Introduction

Thoracic Spine and Basic Chest Radiography

Bony Thorax Radiography

A-P Full Spine and Lumbopelvic Views

Sacrum and Coccyx

Abdominal and Chest Decubitus Views

Basic Skull and Facial Radiography

Introduction to Extremity Radiography

Hand and Wrist Radiography

Forearm, Elbow and Humerus Radiography

Shoulder, Scapula and Clavicle Radiography

Pelvis, Hips and Femur

Knee and Patella Radiography

Lower Leg, Ankle and Calcaneus

Foot and Toes

Introduction to Quality Assurance and Radiographic Quality Control

Darkroom and Film Storage Quality Control

Radiographic Quality Control Testing

Accessory Quality Control Testing

Film Artifact Identification and Problem Solving

Appendix

Common Radiography Terms

Common Film Markings

California Department of Radiologic Health Standards of Good Practice for General Radiographic Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED080000
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine