Adaptive Radiography: Trauma, Image Critique and Critical Thinking is a textbook intended for everyone in the radiology field, including students, radiographers and educators. The radiographic positioning textbooks used in all schools and departments only discuss the average patient under near ideal conditions. In the real world, especially in hospital settings, these positions and projections are often impossible to perform. The purpose of this book is to cover all the strategies, ideas and “tricks of the trade” that can be employed when the usual way to do something is impossible. The first chapter covers the basic paradigms and rules of radiology and discusses which actually work and which don’t. The next few chapters are about adapting beam angles, beam divergence, expansion of the light field and spacial relations in positioning. Other chapters cover a vast array of tips and tricks for trauma and portable radiography and positioning that has changed with the advent of digital radiography. There also is an entire chapter dedicated to routine and trauma skull positioning. Every chapter also has real life situation critical thinking questions and challenges.
Features & Benefits
There is no other book on the market with these kind of positioning tips and tricks.
All positioning books are focused on average sized patients who can easily move, where ours deals with all kinds of patients in many different scenarios.
Some radiographers can eyeball how much they need to angle their tube to create an oblique if the patient is unable to move, but most do not know that there is an actual scientific method to this that works every time.
This same methodology also works with caudad and cephalad angles.
The critical thinking sections in each chapter really get the reader to think as if they were in a real life situation and how they would need to change the usual way they do things.
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