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13th Edition

Clark's Positioning in Radiography 13E

ISBN 9780429167133
Published July 28, 2015 by CRC Press
592 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1939, Clark’s Positioning in Radiography is the preeminent text on positioning technique for diagnostic radiographers.

Whilst retaining the clear and easy-to-follow structure of the previous edition, the thirteenth edition includes a number of changes and innovations in radiographic technique. The text has been extensively updated, including a new section on evaluating images, The 10-point plan, which is linked throughout to a listing of Essential image characteristics for each procedure. The section on digital imaging has been expanded not only to elaborate more extensively on the technology but to demonstrate its various clinical applications.

New sections also include imaging informatics and its role in the modern world of medical imaging, holistic approaches to patient care and discussion of the important aspect of the patient journey.

Students will also benefit from more detailed reference to positioning errors and how to avoid mistakes, as well as a greater emphasis on standard radiation protection measures and guidance on the most recent radiation dose reference levels for specific examinations.

Clark’s Positioning in Radiography continues to be the definitive work on radiographic technique for all students on radiography courses, radiographers in practice and trainee radiologists.

Table of Contents

Basic Principles of Radiography and Digital Technology

The Upper Limb

The Shoulder and Humerus

The Lower Limb

The Hip, Pelvis and SI Joints

The Vertebral Column

The Thorax and Upper Airway

The Skull, Facial Bones and Sinuses

Dental Radiography

The Abdomen and Pelvic Cavity

Theatre Radiography

Paediatric Radiography


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A. Stewart Whitley, radiology advisor, UK Radiology Advisory Services, Preston, UK

Gail Jefferson, senior lecturer/advanced practitioner, Department of Medical and Sport Science, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK

Ken Holmes, radiography course leader, Department of Medical and Sport Science, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK

Graham Hoadley, consultant radiologist, Directorate of Radiology, Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool, UK

Charles Sloane, principal lecturer and radiography course leader, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK

Craig Anderson, clinical tutor and reporting radiographer, X-ray Department, Furness General Hospital, Cumbria, UK


"This new edition of Clark’s Positoning in Radiography is a well written, easy to follow text-book with some very useful additions" – Lucie Magilton-Griggen, radiographer, University Hopsital Aintree, RAD Magazine