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1st Edition

General Radiography
Principles and Practices

ISBN 9780367497675
Published February 1, 2022 by CRC Press
272 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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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.


This book provides general information for the practice of digital x-ray
imaging. It highlights the clinical practice and understanding of how to
interact with patients partnering with the science of imaging.

The book has worthy objectives to assist technologists and students with the
understanding of general practice guidelines. The book does achieve this

This book is written for students in medical imaging as they transition to
technologist level. It has basic information that will be useful as clinical
topics are introduced.

The book covers a wide variety of information from basic to complex. It gives a
general introduction without overwhelming the readers. It utilizes some images
to drive points home and is well organized.

This is a good introductory book to the practice and principles of diagnostic
x-ray imaging. It uses clinical examples to support the material and meets the
needs of entry level education."

Kyle Theine, Froedtert Hospital