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The Book

Radiology Approach to Surgery

If you want to be a radiologic technologist or are just starting out in the field, you’ve probably already had instructional courses in anatomy.

But when you enter a diagnostic room in radiology, all of your planes are fixed. Tables are fixed to floors, and upright chest units are fixed to walls.

Unlike the surgical suite, you must know when your planes are parallel to the patient and when your X-ray beam is perpendicular to the patient and film plane. Learning to approach your subject at right angles is absolutely critical.

This guide offers detailed information and advice on radiological techniques, including standard methods and conventions that the author has found useful over his career.

Learn how to:

  • identify the nine regions and four quadrants of the human body;
  • build solid working relationships with surgeons;
  • position patients for various surgical procedures;
  • suggest the proper angels to capture certain X-ray images; and
  • reduce radiation exposure levels to patients, surgeons and staff;

Numerous charts, lists, and photos highlight important information to help you easily access essential information.

Master surgical procedures, learn proper terminology, and bolster your self-confidence with the methods outlined in the first volume of Radiology Approach to Surgery.