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Undergraduate Diagnostic Imaging Fundamentals

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Brent Burbridge, University of Saskatchewan

Evan Mah, University of Saskatchewan

Copyright Year: 2017

ISBN 13: 9780888806116

Publisher: University of Saskatchewan

Language: English

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Reviewed by Stephanie Summers, Adjunct Faculty, Johnson County Community College on 5/9/22

Although some areas of the book are more applicable to MD’s rather than diagnostic radiology students (example ACR Appropriateness Criteria in chapters 6-16), radiology tech educators could extract applicable content for film critique and... read more

Reviewed by Theresa Hollaway, Adjunct Faculty, Howard University on 1/4/22

Some of the areas and ideas do not apply to the technologist. The contents of the text are appropriate for medical physicians. The index is effective. There isn't a glossary for this text. The abbreviations under the forward would be better in an... read more

Reviewed by Lori Balmer, Associate Professor, University of Saint Francis on 12/30/21

The material is comprehensive and covers all relevant topics, however the wording at times, is awkward and a bit clunky. The text could be revised for clarity and conciseness. It is at times, difficult to read because the topic is presented in a... read more

Reviewed by Megan Randle, Associate Professor, Kansas City Kansas Community College on 6/5/21

This text covers all important aspects of radiology reading for undergraduate students. The glossary is easy to read and follow. read more

Reviewed by Amber Anderson, Radiology Adjunct, Aiken Technical College on 4/29/21

This open book is very easy to comprehend, especially for a new radiologic technology student. read more

Reviewed by Ann Bell-Pfeifer, Program Director/ Instructor, Minnesota State Community and Technical College on 5/26/20

The book Undergraduate Diagnostic Imaging Fundamentals has a deep list of definitions related to medical imaging. The index includes an overview of topics included in the chapters. read more

Reviewed by Angela Sonnier, Professor/Clinical Coordinator, LSUE on 4/30/20

Undergraduate Diagnostic Imaging Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of Imaging within the field of Radiologic Technology. Anatomy, Pathology, Radiation Protection, and various imaging procedures are included in the text. Missing from... read more

Reviewed by Sarah Barnes, Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator of the Radiologic Technology Program, Louisiana State University of Alexandria on 4/29/20

An overview of multiple areas and ideas of the subject matter related to general Radiology is found throughout this text. Chapter 3 could have explained "quantity and energy" as mAs and kVp. Another term is Medical Radiation Technologist, but in... read more

Reviewed by Kerry Mohney, M.A., R.T. (R) (M), Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences/Radiologic & Imaging Sciences , Grand Valley State University on 12/4/19

The authors have navigated the unique challenge of prioritizing and featuring essential material necessary for a foundation in safe, effective, and quality patient care practices in medical imaging. As noted in the foreword, the resource is... read more

Reviewed by Beth Funkhouser, Clinical Education Coordinator & Instructor, Emory & Henry College on 11/27/19

In terms of diagnostic imaging, it is very comprehensive in the coverage of radiographs, but not as much in other imaging tools such as MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear imaging, etc. They are included in a good overview in chapter 3, but the focus falls... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Principles of Radiation Biology and Radiation Protection
  • Chapter 3 – Principles of Imaging Techniques
  • Chapter 4 – Contrast Media in Radiology
  • Chapter 5 – Approach to Reviewing X-ray Imaging
  • Chapter 6 – Brain and Spine
  • Chapter 7 – Breast
  • Chapter 8 – Cardiovascular
  • Chapter 9 – Chest
  • Chapter 10 – Gastrointestinal and Abdominal
  • Chapter 11 – Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Chapter 12 – Head and Neck
  • Chapter 13 – Interventional / Vascular (Invasive)
  • Chapter 14 – Musculoskeletal
  • Chapter 15 – Pediatric
  • Chapter 16 – Urogenital
  • Chapter 17 – Normal, Reference Images, Unlabelled and Labelled

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  • About the Book

    Diagnostic Imaging principles and concepts are augmented by the presentation of images for common clinical conditions. Guiding principles related to minimizing radiation exposure and requesting the most appropriate imaging examination are addressed.Static images are enhanced by the ability to access images stored and displayed on an Html-5 compatible, Dicom image viewer that simulates a simple Picture Archive and Communication system (PACS). Users can also access other imaging from the Dicom viewer (ODIN), beyond the basic curriculum provided, to further advance their experience with viewing diagnostic imaging pathologies.

    About the Contributors


    Brent Burbridge, MD, FRCPC

    Evan Mah, BSc (Kin)

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