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Index of Medical Imaging

Jonathan McConnell

ISBN: 978-1-118-77309-3 June 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 352 Pages


The ‘Index of Medical Imaging' is the must-have companion for diagnostic radiography students and newly qualified imaging practitioners, designed to allow easy access to descriptions and discussions of many aspects of medical imaging such as radiographic projections, positioning, procedures and clinical examinations.

The Index consists of multiple lists, tables and discussions linked to (amongst others) radiography, CT, MRI and components such as radiological contrast agents, responses to contrast reactions, MRI safety. There is a glossary of terms and definitions plus a list of abbreviations that may be encountered within radiology. Tables are given that suggest the order and type of examination that should be performed as defined by the UK Royal College of Radiologists.

• Supports clinical decision-making
• Glossary of key terms and abbreviations
• Unique format that consists of multiple lists, tables and discussions

Index Layout and Acknowledgements.

1 Positioning Terminology.

2 Digital Radiography Considerations.

3 Plain Radiography Projections.

4 Named Radiography Projections.

5 Procedures Using Contrast Agents +/– Fluoroscopy.

6 Mobile Radiography and Fluoroscopy.

7 Diagnostic Angiography.

8 Contrast Media, Emergency Drugs and Reaction Responses.

9 Computed Tomography Protocols.

10 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety.

11 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sequences.

12 Typical Effective Doses from Diagnostic Medical Imaging Procedures.

13 Indicated Imaging.

14 Eponymous Injuries and Classification Systems.

Appendix 1 Common Radiological and Medical Abbreviations.

Appendix 2 Glossary of Common Terms for Medical Radiation Practice.

Appendix 3 Typical Normal Blood Values.

"Students, newly qualified radiography practitioners, and other clinical practitioners will find useful coverage by McConnell (medical imaging and radiation sciences, Monash U., Melbourne, Australia) of the key issues to be considered in the medical use of digital imaging systems." (Book News, 1 August 2011)