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Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider: Practical Radiograph Interpretation

by Theresa Campo Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780826131263
Format:
Pbk 232 pages
Price:
AU$78.00 NZ$82.61
Product Status: In Stock Now
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The only text to integrate the basics of radiology, characteristics and differences of testing modalities, and interpretation skills


This unique book fills a void in radiology interpretation texts by encompassing the foundational tools and concepts of the full range of medical imaging, including radiology, the basics of interpretation of plain radiographs, comparison with other testing modalities, the rationale for which to select as the first diagnostic step, and exploration and interpretation of chest, abdomen, extremity, and spinal  radiographs. A concise, easy-to-use reference, it includes written descriptions enhanced with figures, tables, and actual patient films to demonstrate concepts, and discusses—in easily accessible language--differences in testing modalities and interpretation of radiographs. The text features a step-by-step guide to interpretation.


The resource describes and compares available diagnostic modalities, including plain radiograph, CT Scan, Nuclear Imaging, MRI, and Ultrasound. It discusses pediatric considerations and includes separate chapters for the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, cervical spine, thoracic, and lumbar spine. The book will be an asset to nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants working in all Emergency, Urgent, Intensive, and Primary Care Settings. It will also benefit medical students and graduate students in acute care, family, adult/gerontology, and emergency nurse practitioner programs, as well as emergency/trauma clinical nurse specialists, and hospitalists and intensivist nurse practitioners.


Key Features:



  • Integrates the basics of radiology, CT Scans, Nuclear Imaging, MRIs, and Ultrasound, their characteristics and differences among testing modalities, and basic step-by-step interpretation skills

  • Relevant to a wide range of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other mid-level providers in multiple settings

  • Includes a step-by-step guide to the interpretation of the radiographs

  • Delivers an easy-to-understand approach to selecting diagnostic  imaging tests

  • Presents actual images and figures to demonstrate concepts

Contents


Reviewers


Foreword by David Begleiter, MD


Preface


Acknowledgments


Unit I: Introduction to Medical Imaging Including Radiographs, CT, Nuclear Scans, MRIs, and Ultrasonography


1. Radiology Basics


History of Radiology


Factors Affecting Images


Conclusion


Resources


2. Radiating Testing Modalities


Radiographs


Computed Tomography (CT)


Nuclear Scanning


Conclusion


Resources


3. Nonradiating Testing Modalities


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


Ultrasonography


Considerations When Ordering Diagnostic Medical Imaging


Conclusion


Resources


Unit II: Interpreting Chest and Abdominal Radiographs


4. Basic Interpretation of the Chest


Radiographic Densities


Adequacy of Radiographs


Pediatric Considerations (Comparison of Adult and Infant/Child)


Mediastinal Width


Conclusion


Resources


5. Abnormalities Found on Radiographs of the Chest


Atelectasis


Pulmonary Edema


Pleural Effusion


Interpretation of Infiltrates and Consolidation


Pneumothorax


Tension Pneumothorax


Pneumomediastinum


Hyperaeration


Masses and Tumors


Conclusion


Resources


6. Basic Interpretation of the Abdomen


Interpretation and Normal Findings


Free Air and Air–Fluid Levels


Calcifications


Foreign Bodies


Dilated Small Bowel


Dilated Large Bowel and Megacolon


Conclusion


Resources


Unit III: Interpretation of Extremity Radiographs


7. Basic Interpretation of Long Bone—Upper Extremity Radiographs


Normal


Abnormalities of the Upper Extremity


Bone Lesions


Conclusion


Resources


8. Basic Interpretation of Long Bone—Lower Extremity Radiographs


Normal


Describing Fractures


Pediatric Considerations


Abnormalities of the Lower Extremity


Conclusion


Resources


Unit IV: Interpretation of Spine Radiographs


9. Basic Interpretation of Cervical Spine Radiographs


Normal


Abnormalities


Conclusion


Resources


10. Basic Interpretation of Thoracic Spine Radiographs


Normal


Abnormalities


Conclusion


Resources


11. Basic Interpretation of Lumbar Spine Radiographs


Normal


Abnormalities


Conclusion


Resources


Index



Teresa M. Campo, DNP, RN, NP-C, ENP-C has taught X-Ray Interpretation courses for many years as part of her company, Farfalla Education, LLC, which provides educational seminars and workshops for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. Dr. Campo is Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing Studies and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Felician College and Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Quick Care Center of Emergency Department with Bayfront Emergency Physicians, Somers Point, NJ. She has over 27 years in the field of emergency medicine. Additional radiology interpretation courses include: Spinal X-Ray Interpretation; C-Spine Clearance; Chest XRay interpretation; and Managing Orthopedic Injuries in the Office and Urgent Care Setting She has authored peer-reviewed articles, chapters in two encyclopedias for nursing, and has co-authored Essential Procedures for Practitioners in Emergency, Urgent and Primary Care Settings Springer. Theresa has presented at local, state, national and international conferences on professional and clinical topics to thousands of APNs and has strengthened the education of NPs through multifaceted methods of procedural simulation, live session, and online education of NPs. She is a leader as vice-chair of the ANCC content expert panel for the emergency nurse practitioner board certification, serves on the Board of the American Academy of Emergency NPs (AAENP), and is the column editor for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. She has received numerous awards and is the first Board Certified Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the State of New Jersey.