Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply - Digital edition
By Anne Evans-Murray ISBN 9780977579969
This text book was written to be an introduction to interpretation of chest X-rays and not as a complicated text book. It is not intended to be at a complex level but gives the foundation of chest radiography to the reader.
The purpose of this book is to present the often complicated explanation of chest X-ray interpretation in a simple and easy to read manner. Nurses, especially critical care and emergency nurses, medical students and physiotherapists would find this book very beneficial. Concepts are explained in a simple manner and are accompanied by diagrams and chest X-rays to help simplify the concepts. There are very few books that approach this subject in a simplified way which allows the reader to gain a rapid understanding of the subject. It is certain that this publication will satisfy the need for such a book.
Foreword by Sue Forster, RN - Director Education Services Pty. Ltd.
It was with delight that I was asked to proof-read and write the foreword for “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply”. In the past, interpreting X-rays had been placed in the exclusive realm of radiologists, physicians and radiographers. Now there is an expectation that all practitioners who are involved with primary and ongoing assessment of the client’s status have the ability to view an X-ray and: identify normal anatomical ‘landmarks’; recognise alterations (caused by either a pathological condition or treatment methodologies); and ascertain any anomalies and notify the appropriate personnel so that expedient, timely and appropriate interventions are implemented. This book has “filled a gap” as there is a scarcity of specific information on the topic. The author, Anne Evans-Murray, has taken a complex topic (understanding chest X-rays) and broken it down into simple, specific, and unique components that augments the readers comprehension. Each chapter is written in a style that persuades the reader to delve further into the topic. Novices and experts who read this text will gain invaluable interpretative skills. It is very easy to read and understand with many diagrams, examples, explanations and exercises for the reader to enhance their proficiency at analysing chest X-rays. I highly recommend the book to anyone who has found that scrutinising X-rays has caused anxiety, self-doubt and frustration. Competency is only achieved through integrating knowledge, experience and practice.
Sue Forster, RN
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Other books by Anne Evans-Murray:
"Un-complicating Life - Simply"