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Chesneys' Equipment for Student Radiographers, 4th Edition

Chesneys' Equipment for Student Radiographers, 4th Edition


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The new edition of this established text has been thoroughly revised and updated. It is divided into six parts. The first two parts cover the X-ray tube and X-ray generators. Part three looks at general, multipurpose radiographic equipment. Part four considers fluroscopic equipment, and the remaining two parts provide accounts of more specialized radiographic equipment and computer-based imaging modalities.
Part 1 The X-Ray Tube - Chapter 1 The X-Ray Tube: X-ray production; Electrical and radiation safety; Focal spot size; The problem of heat; X-ray tube construction and operation; Care of the X-ray tube; Follow-up practical; Part 2 X-Ray Generators - Chapter 2 Control of the X-Ray Tube Kilovoltage: Introduction; Voltage transformation; The high tension primary circuit; The need for rectification; Shortcomings of a pulsating X-ray supply; High tension cables; Kilovoltage compensation; Measuring kilovoltage; Follow-up practical; Chapter 3 Control of X-Ray Tube Current: Introduction; The need for accuracy; Tube filament circuitry; Falling load generators; Tube current measurement and display; Follow-up practical; Chapter 4 Exposure Timing and Switching: Introduction; Exposure switching; Exposure timing; Follow-up practical; Part 3 General, Multipurpose Radiographic Equipment - Chapter 5 Control of Scattered X-Radiation: Introduction; The effects of scattered radiation; Methods of scatter control; Follow-up practical; Chapter 6 Radiographic Couches, Stands and Tube Supports: X-ray tube supports; Radiographic couches; Chest stands and vertical buckys; Modern basic radiographic units; Follow-up practical; Part 4 Fluoroscopic Equipment - Chapter 7 Fluoroscopic Equipment: Introduction; Types of fluoroscopic equipment; Conventional fluoroscopic couches; Mobile and specialized fluoroscopic units; The image intensifier; Television cameras; The television monitor; Image recording; Summary of intensified fluoroscopy; Follow-up clinical; Part 5 Specialised Radiographic Equipment - Chapter 8 Mobile Radiographic Equipment: Introduction; Electrical energy sources; Mains-dependent mobile equipment; Coventional generators; Capacitor discharge equipment; Battery-powered generators; X-ray tubes; Physical features; Follow-up practical; Chapter 9 Accident and Emergency X-Ray Equipment: Introduction; Basic trolley design; Isocentric skull unit with variable height table; Trolley-based system; Trauma resuscitation room; Ancillary equipment; Follow-up practical; Chapter 10 Equipment for Dental Radiography: Intra-oral equipment; Cephalostat (craniostat); Orthopantomography; Follow-up practical; Chapter 11 Mammographic Equipment: Introduction; Mammographic X-ray tubes; Compression; Exposure timing; Breast support plate; Patient reassurance; Follow-up practical; Chapter 12 Equipment for Conventional Tomography: Introduction; Principle; Main features of tomographic equipment; Types of tomographic equipment; Equipment tests; Follow-up practical; Part 6 Computer-Based Imaging Modalities - Chapter 13 Image Digitization: Introduction; The difference between analogue and digital; The benefits of diagnostic image digitization; Follow-up practical; Chapter 14 Computed Tomography: Introduction; The principle of CT; Equipment for CT; The X-ray generator; The table; The operating/display console; The computer; Image quality; Use of CT equipment - the operator's judgement; Follow-up practical; Chapter 15 Radionuclide Imaging: Introduction; Types of radioactivity; Choice of radionuclide; Radiation dosimetry; Technetium; 99m; Equipment; The gamma camera; Follow-up clinical; Chapter 16 Equipment for Ultrasound Imaging: Introduction; Basic functions of ultrasound imaging equipment; The nature of ultrasound and its propagation in human tissue; Interactions of ultrasound energy and tissue; Core modules of ultrasound equipment; Modes of ultrasound imaging; Probes, transducers and ultrasound beam shapes; B-mode, real time, grey scale ultrasound imaging systems; Doppler ultrasound; Safety in ultrasound; Care of ultrasound equipment; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 17 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Introduction; NMR; The NMR signal; The MR image; MR scanners; Control of the imaging process; The MR system; Safety considerations; The NMR equation; Follow-up practical; Index
* well-established undergraduate text * thoroughly revised by leading experts in the area * highly illustrated throughout