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Clark's Pocket Handbook for Radiographers

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"It is informative and will be of tremendous value to radiologic technology students." --Doody's

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This pocket-sized guide, drawn from the twelfth edition of Clark's Positioning in Radiography , provides clear and practical advice to help radiographers in their day-to-day work. The authors considered that it is important for radiographers and students to have access to an additional text available in a "pocket" format which is easily transportable and convenient to use during everyday radiographic practice. Designed for rapid reference, it covers how to position the patient and the central ray, describes the essential image characteristics, and illustrates each radiographic projection with a positioning photograph and a radiograph. The authors have included a range of additional information new to this text. This includes a protocol for evaluating images (the "10-point plan") and a range of general advice for undertaking procedures in a professional and efficient manner. The book also includes basic information in relation to some non-imaging diagnostic tests, common medical terminology, and abbreviations. This is designed to help readers gain a better understanding of the diagnostic requirements and role of particular imaging procedures from the information presented in X-ray requests. In addition, the book discusses image evaluation, medical abbreviations, relevant normal blood values, and radiation protection. Together with key points, this information helps the radiographer achieve the ideal image result.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3370 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (31 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I60M87Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book available for radiographers 25 July 2010
Clark's Pocket Handbook for Radiographers

An exceptionally good book for students and qualified radiographers.

Unlike other pocket guides, the anatomy is set out in alphabetical order. As well as positioning, 'essential image characteristics' are listed and additional notes made where appropriate.
Chapters on terminology, image evaluation, justification, consent and radiation protection are invaluable for student radiographers.

I wish this had been available when I was a first year student!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarks pocket handbook review 13 Jun 2010
By sandy
This book is very good with plenty of supplementary views. Almost all views have radiographs that compliment the descriptions of different views. This is the pocket guide to get for any radiographer.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Pocket book 1 Jun 2010
By Rebecca
It has everything you need for quick access info including justification, radiation protection and image evaluation. Projection info is simple and easy to follow and the example radiographs allow you to see what it is you are aiming to reproduce.

Shall be taken with me everywhere on placement!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 3 Dec 2010
I'm a student radiographer and use this book every time I go out on my clinical placement. There are helpful diagrams accompanying the text and the procedures are listed in alphabetical order opposed to 'Upper-limb', 'Lower-limb' and so forth, which makes finding what you want a great deal easier.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good Handbook 5 Sep 2010
By Tesla
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I've found Clark's to be the best radiography book for positioning and this smaller version is quite good. As well as the basics it has the most commonly used supplementary views which are set out simply with no information overload. I'm about to start locuming and this will be one book I'll definitely travel with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy guide to have 4 Dec 2010
Good book for the basic positioning - would say essential for those who are starting out as a student Radiographer and as a handy addition to the Radiology department. Particularly useful as the positions described are those used within the UK unlike some of it's competitors which are American in origin. Also useful for the informtion regarding image interpretation and room preparation (really useful for Clinial Assessements for students).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for radiography students. 24 Jun 2011
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I've relied on the positioning and technique guidance within this book for my first year of training and have found it really helpful. I wouldn't say it's pocket size unless you have pretty big pockets but it's still small enough to have at work with you.

As a first year radiography student I would definitely recommmend this book to any prospective students or anyone interested in radiology. Not only does this have technique but it's arranged alphabetically - which is ideal since we image individual bones as opposed to body parts sometimes.

As a brief reminder it's useful whilst in department.However, I would say that if you're looking for a positioning guide this isn't quite detailed enough. Despite this it does have all of the required information - it's just not that in-depth (Which again is why it's perfect for use at work).

I can't say I've used this for revision purposes but it has been helpful in a couple of assignments for reliable references so it's definitely something worth having - not to mention how useful it'll be throughout your training and career. Considering summer holidays are usually quite long and most students will not be getting any hands-on experience whilst Universities are on a break, this will be helpful for reminding yourself what to do before you return to your clinical placement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!! 6 Feb 2011
This book is a must have for radiography student and radiographers EVERYWHERE!! It is so well written and so descriptive it knocks other positioning books out of the park! The small size means it can be easily transported unlike it's big brother! And it has loads on radiation protection, pregnancy and radiation, justification and also guidelines on theatre radiography, mobile radiography and more. BUY THIS BOOK!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars useful.
This is a very handy book it actually fits in my uniform pocket and I've referred to it several times...does the job
Published 3 months ago by Carolyn nolan
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for positioning
Very handy for when on placement and can just flick to the page you need before the patient comes in, and your ready to go. fantastic!
Published 7 months ago by roxy raw
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for radiologists
An excellent book and is required for most courses on this subject.I would recommend it,a must read and very useful
Published 9 months ago by mastermilo
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book, even for pros
Bought this book as a gift for a cousin, who has been employed as a radiographer for as long as I can remember. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dale Herbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Has all the information you need about positioning!
Definitely recommend this book. It has all the information you need for clinical placement! Very easy to understand and is broken down in clear, simple paragraphs.
Published 16 months ago by SM
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Very useful if studying radiography, I would say the best of this type books available. Nice size and clear reading,
Published 19 months ago by Jessalou
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading
I'm a first year radiography student and heavily rely on this book. Easy to read and navigate and small enough to carry around on clinical placement. Read more
Published 20 months ago by rumripple
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarke's positioning - a must buy for any radiographer!!
Amazing book, really helps you learn positioning in radiography!! A must buy for students and operators as you will use it again and again!! Highly recommended!!
Published 21 months ago by Emsyb
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Clark's pocket handbook comes in handy especially for second year students in radiography. Its quite portable and fits nicely in your pocket. Would recommend
Published on 12 July 2012 by solosidu
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!! I would recommend !!!
This is a great book for students. It covers all plain film positioning and provides good images with each. Read more
Published on 27 April 2012 by Nicola
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