|About the Book|
This definitive book is the companion volume to Clarks Positioning in Radiography. It is focused on special imagining procedures and techniques and interventional procedures. Bringing together conventional contrast media studies, computedMoreThis definitive book is the companion volume to Clarks Positioning in Radiography. It is focused on special imagining procedures and techniques and interventional procedures. Bringing together conventional contrast media studies, computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide imaging including PET, SPECT CT and PET MRI and digital interventional procedures into one volume, it is the essential source of information for students of Radiography and Radiographer Assistant Trainees. The book reflects as to why procedures are carried out in terms of the indications for justification under IRMER 2000 procedures and any NICE or other medical referral guidelines such as the Map of Medicine.The book adopts an anatomical systemic approach, designed to be a clear and comprehensive reference text. Each chapter is highly illustrated and contains sections detailing anatomy, pathology considerations, procedure methodology and an evaluation of recommended imaging modalities. Both conventional and cross-sectional procedures are described, giving details for each procedure on indications/contraindication, position of patient, imaging modality, imaging procedure, contrast media and injection data, and imaging analysis. Important information is provided on the parameters which affect image production and quality for each of the modalities described in the book as well as considering the risk benefit, sensitivity and specificity of procedures.Whilst keeping many of the standard procedures and successful changes and additions to the first edition (Clarks Special Procedures in Diagnostic Imaging), this new edition includes a number of new innovations as well as reflecting the changes in approach to radiographic technique as a result of the variety of different x-ray equipment platforms accompanying the new digital imaging technology environment and advancements across the range of modern imaging modalities. The innovations include a section on recommended imaging pathways for different disease processes, the addition of a number of procedures not covered in the original edition i.e. defecating proctograms and herniograms and virtual coloscopy . This author team has a wide experience in publication and access to modern radiography imaging departments where technique and procedures are constantly changing many of which are reflected, making this book state of the art and reflecting the changing and advanced role of the radiographer.