ADAPTIVE RADIOGRAPHY WITH TRAUMA, IMAGE CRITIQUE, AND CRITICAL THINKING, 1st Edition gives a fresh perspective on radiographic positioning and critiquing in the real world. Unlike most radiography books, which approach topics in terms of the average patient under near ideal conditions, this text offers strategies and helpful tricks of the trade to employ when “the usual” does not apply. Based on developing adaptive thinking skills, the book shows readers how to consider the paradigms and rules of radiology, examining and quantifying those that work while challenging those that don’t. Thorough discussions on adapting beam angles, beam divergence, expansion of the light field, and spacial relations in positioning deliver the foundations of radiography and introduce quantifiable, repeatable methods. ADAPTIVE RADIOGRAPHY WITH TRAUMA, IMAGE CRITIQUE, AND CRITICAL THINKING, 1st Edition also addresses trauma and mobile radiography and positioning, changes brought about by the advent of digital radiography, routine and trauma skull positioning, and much more. Real-life case studies and critical thinking questions apply methods to a variety of issues and clinical settings, developing problem-solving skills for success in any radiographic field.
Table of Contents
1. Foundational Principles.
2. Adapting Centering for Beam Angles.
3. Adapting for Light Field Expansion.
4. Adapting for Beam Divergence.
5. Spatial Relations in Positioning.
6. Adapting Positions for Direct-Capture Digital (DR) Equipment.
7. Great Tips for Trauma and Mobile Radiography.
8. Specific Trauma Positions.
9. Adapting Skull Positions: Routine and Trauma.
10. Simplified Centering and Tips for Routine Positions.
11. Determining Exact Corrections from Image Evaluation.
12. Specific Corrections from Image Evaluation.
13. Helpful Rules for Adapting Technique.
14. Elements of Critical Thinking: Clinical Application.