With chapters from globally recognized academics, General Radiography shows the 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.
Table of Contents
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.Educational Perspectives in Radiography.
Dr Christopher Hayre is a Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia. He has published both qualitative and quantitative refereed papers in the field of Diagnostic Radiography and has brought together a number of scholarly works in the field of health research, everyday technology, and ethnography. He is currently working on books pertinent to the radiographic profession and has recently been made Editor of his own book series, ‘Medical Imaging in Practice’ by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.
William Cox qualified as a diagnostic radiographer from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2007 after previously completing a bachelor’s degree in politics at the University of Durham. He gained an MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (Image Interpretation pathway) from the University of Hertfordshire before moving in to the academic arena. As a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, his teaching includes trauma radiography, image interpretation, and radiation science.