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Radiology Technology: Research Guide

Use this guide to find information in books, library databases and websites


Use the Library to find books on specific subjects. Go the the SCC Library website and click on "Start Your Research."

Books that check out are on the 2nd floor of the library.

You'll find health and medical books in this Dewey Decimal area:

610 - 619

Books specifically related to radiology are in this area:


eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
This library database contains 140,000 ebooks.

Reserve books can be found at the Check Out Desk and are available for in-library use only.

Radiographic Pathology book cover

Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology


Q.M. in the Imaging Sciences book cover

Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences

Reference books are on the 1st floor of the library. These include medical dictionaries, drug books, encyclopedias and handbooks. Here are some examples:  

Stedman's Medical Dictionary book cover

Stedman's Medical Dictionary
(R 610.3 STEDMAN)

 Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment book cover

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
(R 616.075 CURRENT)

Drug Facts and Comparisons book cover

Drug Facts and Comparisons
(R 615.1 DRUG FA)

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine book cover

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine


Information Sources for
Radiology Technology

This Research Guide will help you find information in books, library databases, and websites.


Radiographer studying an X-ray.

Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 22 Nov 2014.

Radiology Technology at SCC

(video link)

Learn more about the Radiology Technology
A.A.S. degree
at Spokane Community College

Careers & Employment

Explore career and jobs information with the 
Allied Health Careers research guide

Help with Research

You can get help with your research by chatting online with a librarian (available 24/7), by emailing it to us (available 24/7), or by calling the SCC Library Reference Desk at (509) 533-8821 during our normal business hours.

Citation Guides
How to cite sources, plus other writing assistance information.

Can't Find It at SCC?

SFCC materials

When you search the Library Catalog you may find books and videos on your topic at SFCC.  Click the "Request Item" button to have the item sent to SCC for you to pick up.  If it's convenient to stop by the SFCC Library, you'll just need your student ID card for check out.

Partner Libraries

The SCC Library participates in a cooperative of inland northwest Partner Libraries, which include Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, North Idaho College, among others.  Your student ID card can be used to check out books from any of these libraries. To find books in our Partner Libraries, open the Library Catalog, enter your search terms, click on the the dropdown arrow (next to the search bar) and select "Partner Libraries."

Materials at other libraries

If you find a reference to a book or journal article that does not seem to be available at SCC or its Partner Libraries, we can get it for you.  We'll locate the library that owns it and request an interlibrary loan. Keep in mind that it could take ten days to two weeks for the item to arrive if it's in a library outside the Spokane area.

Library Databases

Library databases contain reliable information that is generally not available elsewhere on the Web. They can be found in the Articles & Databases section of the SCC Library homepage.  Here are some databases that may be useful for researching topics related to radiology technology:

CINAHL Complete‚Äč
articles in nursing and allied health journals

Cochrane Library
evidence-based health care information, including reports on the effectiveness of different medical treatments and interventions

Health Reference Center Academic
articles, pamphlets and reference books

primarily a source of drug and disease information for healthcare professionals, also includes a database of easy-to-understand information for patients called CareNotes System

index to magazines, journals and newspapers; includes medical and allied health journals


Professional Societies

American College of Radiology
Professional medical association composed of diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
This organization tests, certifies and maintains the continuing education requirements for radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy technologists.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
This society serves the radiology profession by meeting the needs of radiology technologists. This is done through providing continue education opportunities,  keeping the most recent information, updating standards and curriculums in areas pertaining to radiology, as well as recruitment,                      retention and providing advocacy.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
This board strives to promote excellence in education and enhances patient care by assuring quality and safety through the accreditation of educational programs.

Washington Society of Radiologic Technologists
As the Washington state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) this organization provides educational opportunities through seminars and conferences and the means of networking and communicating information.

Medical Literature

PubMed logo

PubMed / Medline - index to medical literature worldwide

Note: This is a huge database. It includes citations to journal articles from around the globe and in many different languages. You may want to limit your search to English language articles and those that are available "free full text."