The first edition of Clark's Positioning in Radiography by Katharine ‘Kitty’ Clark, was published in 1938 and remains a cornerstone medical imaging positioning reference text. It fulfils an important role, disseminating positioning knowledge derived over many years. It is designed to be both a reference text for medical imaging students and qualified medical radiation science practitioners. Noting the immense changes within the profession since the last edition, it was with great interest that I opened the cover of the latest iteration of this quality text.
Clark's Positioning in Radiography 13th Edition authored by Whitley, Jefferson, Holmes, Hoadley, Sloane and Anderson and printed by CRC Press; ISBN 9781444122350 is available as a 592 page hardcover text for a current list price of $AU127.38. It is also available as a VitalSource eBook which can be downloaded to various platforms for offline review. The text is presented through 14 Chapters mirroring previous editions with numerous (1 531) supporting positioning pictures, radiographic images and schematics.
A foreword primes the reader for engagement with a core medical imaging text. The book is a collaborative effort from multiple eminent UK authors and contributors; the preface highlights improvements to the latest edition including the evaluation of images; adoption of new technology; radiation safety including diagnostic reference levels (DRLs); informatics; bariatric radiography and tomosynthesis.