Summary: Place all the critical aspects of the physics and technology of breast imaging at your fingertips with Rad Tech's Guide to Mammography: Physics, Instrumentation and Quality Control. As part of the Rad Tech's Guide Series, this volume covers fundamental physics, equipment components, image quality, dose considerations and quality control issues while explaining significant concepts that are mandatory for the successful performance of quality imaging. Each book in the Rad Tech's Guide Series cover
s the essential basics for those preparing for their certifying examinations and those already in practice.Special features include:*Material based on the AART educational formats*Quick-reference bullet format*Concise presentation
Summary: Place all the critical aspects of the physics and technology of breast imaging at your fingertips with Rad Tech's Guide to Mammography: Physics, Instrumentation and Quality Control. As part of the Rad Tech's Guide Series, this volume covers fundamental physics, equipment components, image quality, dose considerations and quality control issues while explaining significant concepts that are mandatory for the successful performance of quality imaging. Each book in the Rad Tech's Guide Series covers the essential basics for those preparing for their certifying examinations and those already in practice.Special features include:*Material based on the AART educational formats*Quick-reference bullet format*Concise presentation...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Blackwell Science, Inc. Published: 08/28/2002 International: No
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1. Why Mammography 2. Mammographic Instrumentation and Physics Introduction Instrumentation Physics of X-Ray Production and Attenuation 3. Performing the Examination: Technical Considerations Introduction Geometry Half-Field Geometry Patient Considerations Compression Specification of Breast Compression Force Breast Support Automatic Exposure Control Controlling Scattered Radiation 4. Image Recording, Film Processing and Image Viewing Introduction Image Recording Image Processing Image Viewing 5. Mammographic Image Quality Introduction Imaging Performance Descriptors Clinical Image Quality Requirements Technical Descriptors of Image Quality for Mammography 6. Radiation Exposure and Patient Dose Introduction Basic Concepts of Radiation Measurement Putting Radiation Dose in Perspective 7. Mammography Quality Control Introduction Mammography Accreditation Program: Historical Background Mammography Quality Standards Act Final MQSA Regulations Observations, Tips and Recommendations
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