With chapters from globally recognized academics, this book shows a multifaceted approach to general radiography and how it enhances healthcare delivery. Potentially influential to how healthcare delivery is offered, it begins with the pertinent chapters examining image acquisition and dose optimization in diagnostic radiography. Next, chapters reflect and critically discuss aspects central to patient care, and imaging within trauma, critical care and pediatric situations. The final section of this book then explores the learning, teaching and education in the field of diagnostic radiography, with novel strategies illustrated.
Section 1: Introductory Perspective. 1. General Radiography in the Contemporary Setting. Section 2: Image acquisition and dose optimization. 2. Digital Receptors. 3. Image Enhancement. 4. Dose creep in Digital Radiography. 5. Exposure indicators: Black, white or shades of grey. Section 3: Patient care and considerations. 6. Patient Centred Care and Considerations. 7. The frequently forgotten paediatrics: their safety in the clinical setting. 8. Patient care: ‘it’s just not for me it is for everybody’. 9. General radiography in the critical care and trauma environment. 10. Paediatric imaging in general radiography: Reflections of practice. Section 4: Learning, teaching and education. 11. Simulated practice: An alternative reality. 12: Education Matters in Radiography. 13. Learning and Teaching in Diagnostic Radiography.