Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider

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Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider

SKU# 9780826131263

Practical Radiograph Interpretation

Author: Theresa M. Campo DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP

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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 selecting 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. The text also features a step-by-step guide to the interpretation of radiographs.

This 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, and the cervical, 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, which are also available digitally

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 29, 2016
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131263

About The Author(s) 

Theresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, received a doctor of nursing practice degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a master's of science in nursing degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Theresa has over 23 years experience in emergency medicine as a registered professional nurse and advanced practice nurse. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner and the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an emergency nurse practitioner.

Dr. Campo is the co-director of the Family Nurse Practitioner track and associate clinical professor for the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She works clinically as an emergency nurse practitioner in the emergency department at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Campo has lectured nationally and internationally, as well as authored articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and is on the editorial board for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.

Table of Contents 

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