Summarizing essential information, you will encounter in clinical practice, Merrill's Pocket Guide to Radiography is the perfect companion to Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures, 14th Edition. This handy reference provides bulleted, step-by-step explanations of how to position the patient and body part for approximately 170 commonly requested radiographic projections, including mobile, mammography, and neonatal procedures. Tabbed for easy access to information, this guide is up to date with the latest ARRT standards and includes diagnostic-quality radiographs for reference with each positioning presentation.
- Diagnostic-quality radiographs demonstrate the result the radiographer is trying to achieve.
- Key positioning information is formatted for quick reference to give you easy access to the information.
- Bulleted step-by-step instructions for positioning the patient and body part facilitate quick and efficient performance of radiographic exams.
- Section dividers with tabs provide quick access to sections.
- Two-color format emphasizes the most important information on the page and helps you to quickly locate and use the information.
- Exposure technique chart for every projection helps reduce the number of repeat radiographs and improves overall image quality.
- Abbreviations and external landmarks on the inside covers provide quick reference to frequently needed information.
- Updated kVp values reflect current theory about what is appropriate to use with digital imaging modalities.
- Compensating filter information is included for those projections where filters are used.
New to this Edition
- NEW! Updated positioning photos illustrate the current digital imaging equipment and technology.
- NEW! Updated digital radiographs provide greater contrast resolution for improved visualization of pertinent anatomy.
- NEW! Thoroughly revised content reflects the latest ARRT standards.
By Bruce W. Long, MS, RT(R)(CV), FASRT, Director and Associate Professor, Radiologic Imaging and Sciences Programs, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA; Tammy Curtis, PhD, RT (R)(CT)(CHES), Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR and Barbara J. Smith, MS, RT(R)(QM), FASRT, FAEIRS, Instructor, Radiologic Technology, Medical Imaging Department, Portland Community College, Portland, OR, USA