In the past several years, the rapid development of sophisticated imaging modalities has made radiology the fastest growing specialty in medicine. It is important for the radiologic technologist to keep pace with technology's advancements.
The influx of freestanding outpatient facilities and the demands of insurance companies, HMOs and third party reimbursement have brought about change. Medical facilities have begun to call upon nurses, surgical technicians, and other non-radiologic personnel to assist with patient positioning during surgical procedures requiring imaging-creating a need for a concise, how-to guide to performing surgical procedures.
The Radiology Technologist's Handbook to Surgical Procedures provides a quick reference for using fluoroscopic and x-ray equipment during surgical procedures. This book includes detailed descriptions and photographs taken in actual clinical settings.
By using this manual as a foundation, the radiologic technologist will be able to master many of the operating room x-ray procedures.
Table of Contents
Decompression Hip Screw. Tibial Nailing. Femoral Nailing. Cannulated Screws Hip. Hip Pinning. Epidural Catheter Insertion. Alcohol Celiac Plexus Block. Interbody Fusion Device. Posterior Lateral Fusion w/Plates or Rods. Shunt Placement/Shunt Revisions. Femoral Nail Removal. Pacemaker/A.I.C.D. Insertion. Laparascopic Cholangiogram. Humeral Nailing. Radio Frequency Rhizotomy. Total Hip Revision. Transphenoidal Resection of Pituitary Tumor. Acetabular/Pelvic Fracture. PUL. Cervical One Spinal Fusion. Wrist Pinning Using Finger Traps. Foot/Metatarsal Pinning-Using Finger Traps. Greenfeld Filter Placement. Posterior Curciate Ligament Repair. Hip Osteotomy. Hip Arthroscopy. Super Condylolar Femoral Nail. Fletcher Suit Implant. Hip Screw. Radioactive Seed Implant. Femoral Arteriogram. Tibial Osteotomy. Omaya Reservoir Placement. Intra-Operative -Various Views. Lumbar Facet Injections-Patient in Prone Position. Position of Technologist for Operating the C-arm. Glossary. About the Author
"Anderson's range is impressive… excellent for procedures technologists may never have heard of… excellent feature is comparison views…"
- Radiologic Technology
"Serves as a great reference… considered an acceptable text on surgical imaging for the student technologist… table of contents is brief, concise and readily found… a useful reference for the student or inexperienced technologist."
- Lynn Legg, Radiology