The "bible" of radiography, this comprehensive resource presents more than 400 projections. Clear, step-by-step instructions explain all commonly performed procedures. Merrill's shows how to properly position the patient so that each radiograph provides the information the physician needs to make a correct diagnosis. Separate chapters cover each bone group or organ system, all illustrated in full color and augmented with MRI images as appropriate. This text is so highly regarded that many state boards and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists refer to it when designing their certification exams.Special chapters help students prepare for the full scope of experiences as a radiographer.Summaries of pathology describe and define conditions.Summaries of projections list all projections by anatomical area.Exposure technique charts in positioning chapters list technique factors for the various projections.New Compensating Filters chapter explains how filters are used in patient positioning, presents photographs of all the filters currently in use, and provides samples of radiographs produced using the filters.A special icon identifies selected projections that are enhanced with the use of an appropriate compensating filter.Enhanced content includes material on age-related competencies.More than 90 new high-quality radiographs include many new MRI and CT images.A digital radiography icon identifies projections that require special consideration when using digital imaging.Expanded anatomy sections include over 40 CT and MRI images to augment the traditional anatomy art, covering sectional anatomy at the same time as traditional anatomy and preparing students for the proposed new CT competency.Abbreviations boxes highlight the abbreviations used in each chapter for quick reference.New and revised projections include:New axial lateromedial projection (Coyle Method) of the elbow.Modified AP oblique projection of the acetabulum (Judet Method).Twinning Method, Pawlow Method, and Modified Pawlow Method of imaging the cervicothoracic region modified and simplified into one projection.