Imaging for the Health Care Practitioner

by Terry R. Malone, Charles Hazle, Michael L. Grey, Paul C. Hendrix

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A complete sourcebook of diagnostic imaging for the health care practitioner

Imaging for the Health Care Practitioner offers authoritative, engagingly written coverage of common imaging modalities and their use in evaluating, monitoring, and treating the injuries most often encountered by health care professionals. The concise, clinically focused content focuses on what is most important to patient management and education.

You will find a complete review of radiography, CT, MRI, and ultrasound, along with more than 360 state-of-the-art images that depict injuries and the healing process. The authors take you through both advantages and limitations of each modality in the rehabilitation setting as well as the screening and evaluation process. Armed with the expert insights found within this book, you will gain a meaningful frame of reference from which to discuss the results of these tests with patients.


· The book opens with a valuable Primer on Imaging for the Health Care Practitioner which discusses essential topics such as how to order imaging and communicate the results, how to read images, and medico legal considerations

· Each regional or systems chapter explains the special applications unique to that body part and how clinicians can select for optimal clinical decision making and includes case studies that demonstrate real-world application of concepts

· Clinical pearls reinforce key points in each chapter

· The text is supplemented by additional on-line information targeted specifically for instructors to assist in imaging education

  • McGraw-Hill Education; August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780071818414
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  • Title: Imaging for the Health Care Practitioner
  • Author: Terry R. Malone; Charles Hazle; Michael L. Grey; Paul C. Hendrix
  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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  • 9780071818414

About The Author

Terry R. Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA, Terry was raised in Ohio, USA where he attended Bluffton College. He then went to Duke University where he received his Master of Science (Physical Therapy) and Doctorate in Education (EdD). From 1975-1980 he coordinated Sports Physical Therapy Services for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University and then accepted the initial Chairmanship of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana where he was then named Dean as the Program became the Krannert School of Physical Therapy. In 1986 he returned to Duke University to become the Executive Director of Sports Medicine. He accepted the Directorship of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky in 1993 and is a Professor in Physical Therapy and also a faculty member of Medical School. He has been an active member of the Sports Physical Therapy and Education Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has published more than sixty peer reviewed articles, more than forty book chapters and edited numerous texts related to sports and orthopaedic management. In 2002 he was recognized by the APTA as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow and by the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists through the IFSP-HvU Award (the first American to be so recognized). In 2006, the Sports Physical Therapy Section presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award and induction as an inaugural member of their Hall of Fame while in 2012 he received their Lifetime Excellence in Education Award.

Charles Hazle, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky, teaching in all aspects of the curriculum on the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He previously co-authored the text book Imaging in Rehabilitation (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and has contributed to multiple other publications on imaging in the peer-reviewed literature. He was also a principal author of the Imaging in Education Manual (2015) and Diagnostic and Procedural Imaging in Physical Therapy Practice (2016) position paper—both published by the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has taught imaging in the context of physical therapy practice with focus on clinical reasoning for institutions other than his own, both domestic and abroad, and has presented on the topic at multiple national conferences. He is currently serving as the President of the Imaging Special Interest Group in the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Michael L. Grey, PhD, RT(R)(MR)(CT) FASRT, Associate Professor in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) program within the Radiologic Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University. He previously authored the CT & MRI Pathology: A Pocket Atlas textbook (McGraw-Hill, 2012) and co-authored Imaging in Rehabilitation textbook (McGraw-Hill, 2008). He operated the first commercially made MRI unit in the world and then developed one of the first MRI/CT educational/training programs in the United States. He speaks nationally and internationally on MRI, CT and education-related topics. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.


Paul C. Hendrix, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA Associate Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

He has served on the Duke University Medical Center Faculty for 37 years, and currently holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department Community and Family Medicine. He has served on the faculty of the Duke PA Program since 1979 as Surgical Coordinator.

Paul’s accomplishments include serving as the Chair of the Editorial Board for both the Physician Assistant Journal, and the Clinician Reviews Journal. He is a Past-President of the Association of Post-Graduate Physician Assistant Programs and a member of Pi Alpha, the national physician assistant honor society. He has authored over 40 editorials, articles, and book chapters. As a charter member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, he has served continuously on the Board of Directors since 1982 in various positions including President, Treasurer, Director, Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates, Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of Conference Planning, and Employment Committee Chair. He currently serves as Treasurer, Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, and as a Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates. Under Paul’s leadership, the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants designed and offered the first Review Course for the PA National Recertification Exam in 1986. Paul has been instrumental in nurturing and developing the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Continuing Education Conferences and bringing them to national prominence. The two Annual Conferences now draw over 1,500 PAs each year, from all 50 states.

In addition to multiple certificates of appreciation, Paul has received the President's Recognition Award and Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program, President's Recognition Award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, Ten Year Service Award from the Fayetteville Area Health Education Center, Duke University Hall of Fame (Induction) (2002) and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants PA of the Year Award (2014).