By Robert A. Christman, DPM (Auth.)
This text/atlas of radiography introduces the scope of diagnostic radiology acceptable to podiatric drugs, together with common and pathological displays of the foot and ankle. It covers the foundations of radiographic interpretation, basic and variation radiographic anatomy and improvement of the foot and ankle, systematic evaluate of bone and joint issues, in addition to bone and joint abnormalities. a great advisor to the radiographic displays of pathologic stipulations, this e-book acquaints the reader with particular radiologic pathology of the foot and ankle and provides a fantastic figuring out of common diagnostic radiology and pathologic correlation. It additionally demonstrates the way to systematically learn a radiograph and determine stipulations which are intrinsic to the foot or that symbolize manifestations of extrinsic disease.
- Approximately 1,000 caliber radiographs and line drawings illustrate strategies and disorders.
- Normal and version radiographic anatomy is mentioned and illustrated, offering examples of either basic and variation radiographs for powerful comparison.
- A particular part on bone and joint problems provides particular examples of those sorts of disorders.
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Also, back support and full-wrap aprons exist for special studies. Protective aprons come in both male and Figure 2-20 Lead protective clothing: apron. ) female sizes, from small to extra large. It is important to choose the correct size to accommodate all staff members. At least two adult-size aprons should be available: one worn by the patient, and the second by the assistant or radiographer, if needed. A smaller apron should be available for children. Specific colors can be ordered so the apron coordinates with an office decor.
Periodic maintenance of the processing tanks is imperative to consistently maintain high-quality radiographs. The film processing chemicals age after several weeks and must be changed accordingly. Aged chemicals impair the film contrast, resulting in an overall gray, dull appearance. Also, the water in the master tank must be changed and the tank cleaned regularly to ensure proper film washing. Water is frequently contaminated by developer and fixer as the film is removed from the insert tanks and placed in the master tank.
They should not be hung over the workbench nor in an area where unprocessed film is handled but over a basin or drip tray. A mobile cart that includes a drip tray is also available. There are three types of thermometers used for manual processing: suspension, floating, and dial. The suspension thermometer is immersed in the tank. It is suspended from a spring clip that is attached to the edge of the tank. It can be easily removed for reading. The floating glass thermometer is a dual-scale, glass-enclosed hydrometer-type thermometer.