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With an easier-to-understand, streamlined style, this new edition covers all the content areas needed by limited x-ray machine operators, including x-ray technology, anatomy, pathology and positioning, patient care, and other clinical skills. The introductory chapters explain the role of the limited practitioner and introduce the student to radiographic equipment. The radiologic sciences section covers the basics of physics, x-ray production, exposure technique, processing, and radiation safety. The positioning chapters provide instructions for positioning and imaging of the upper and lower extremities, pelvis, spine, chest, abdomen, and head. Other coverage includes legal and ethical concerns, patient care, infection control, and medical emergencies. The ancillary skills section covers procedures such as medication administration, urinalysis, and ECGs.