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Answered By: Emily Gilbert, Health Sciences Librarian
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2018     Views: 42

The gold standard text for radiographic positioning is Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures. This book is available to Rasmussen students in a few different places:

Book Database Copies Link
Volume 1 eBook Central 15 Click here
Volume 2 eBook Central 15 Click here
Volume 3 eBook Central 15 Click here
3-volume set eBook Central 3 Click here
3-volume set eBooks and Academic Books 3 Click here


Not sure which volume you need? Scroll to the bottom to see which chapters are in each volume!

Merrill's is a 3-volume atlas, so there is a plethora of information to sort through. You can see screenshots below of how to navigate in both eBook Central and eBooks and Academic Books.

Once you're in the book, first zoom in or out to your comfort level (#1 in the images below), and you can use the table of contents (2) to find a chapter that interests you or search with the book (3) for a specific term. Once you find something useful, use the arrows (4) to navigate page by page, and you can print, save, or email (5) a limited number of pages from the book. 

eBook Central:


eBooks and Academic Books:


Need to figure out which volume to use? The chapters in each volume are listed below.

Volume 1
Preliminary Steps in Radiography
Compensating Filters
General Anatomy and Radiographic Positioning Terminology
Upper Limb
Shoulder Girdle
Lower Limb
Volume 2
Long Bone Measurement
Contrast Arthrography
Trauma Radiography
Mouth and Salivary Glands
Anterior Part of Neck
Digestive System
Urinary System and Venipuncture
Reproductive System
Skull, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses
Volume 3
Central Nervous System
Vascular, Cardiac, and Interventional Radiography
Pediatric Imaging
Geriatric Radiography
Mobile Radiography
Surgical Radiography
Sectional Anatomy for Radiographers
Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Diagnostic Ultrasound
Nuclear Medicine
Bone Densitometry
Radiation Oncology




























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