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Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging



Classify here general diagnostic uses of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Classify here material on diagnostic and therapeutic use of ionizing radiation, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.

  • Classify material on ionizing radiation used in the diagnosis and treatment of a specific disease, organ or system with the disease, organ or system.
  • Classify material on non-ionizing radiation in WB or other appropriate numbers.

 

  WN 1-160 Reference Works. General Works
  WN 180-240 Diagnostic Imaging
  WN 250-250.6 Radiotherapy
  WN 440-450 Nuclear Medicine
  WN 600-665 Radiologic Health


Reference Works. General Works

 
WN 1
Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Includes membership lists issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WN 22. Classify annual reports, journals, etc., in W1. For academies and institutes, see WN 23-24.
 
Collected works
WN 5
By several authors
WN 7
By individual authors
 
WN 9
Addresses. Essays. Lectures
 
WN 11
History (Table G)
WN 11.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WN 13
Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WN 15
Classification. Terminology
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WN 16
Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WN 16.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WN 17
Atlases. Pictorial works
Classify atlases limited to a particular radiological subject here also.
 
WN 18
Education
Classify here works about education.
 
WN 18.2
Educational materials
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.
 
WN 19
Schools, departments, and faculties of radiology (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.
WN 19.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WN 20
Research (General)
Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.
 
WN 21
Radiology as a profession. Ethics. Peer review
 
WN 22
Directories (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WN 22.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
Radiological laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.
WN 23
Collective
WN 24
Individual (Cutter from name of institution)
 
WN 25
Laboratory manuals. Technique
 
[WN 26]
[This number not used]
Classify works on equipment in WN 150; catalogs of equipment in W 26.
 
WN 26.5
Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers (General)
Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
 
Hospitals, clinics, etc.
WN 27
Collective (Table G)
WN 27.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
WN 28
Individual (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table G)
 
Museums, exhibitions, etc.
WN 28.5
Collective
WN 28.6
Individual (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table G)
 
WN 32
Laws (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WN 32.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WN 33
Discussion of law (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WN 33.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WN 39
Handbooks. Resource guides
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WN 100
Radiation (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify works on both radiology and radiation here. Classify works on radiology alone in WN 21.
 
WN 105
Ionizing radiation
 
WN 110
Health physics
Include here works on the physics of radiation and nuclear medicine.
 
WN 150
Equipment and supplies
Classify catalogs in W 26.
 
WN 160
Technology. Contrast media (General or not elsewhere classified)


Diagnostic Imaging


Classify works on diagnosis of a specific disease with the disease. Classify works on examination of a system, region or organ with the specific area.
 
WN 180
Diagnostic imaging (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify pediatric diagnostic imaging in WN 240.
WN 182
Computer-assisted image interpretation
 
WN 185
Magnetic resonance imaging
 
WN 190
Molecular imaging
 
WN 195
Optical imaging
 
WN 200
Radiography (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify dental radiography in WN 230. Classify pediatric radiography in WN 240.
WN 202
Interventional radiography
 
WN 203
Radionuclide imaging
 
WN 205
Thermography
 
WN 206
Tomography
 
WN 208
Ultrasonography
 
WN 210
Foreign body imaging
 
WN 220
Fluoroscopy
 
WN 230
Dental diagnostic imaging (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify pediatric dental diagnostic imaging in WN 240.
 
WN 240
Pediatric diagnostic imaging (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify works on imaging of a system or organs of the system in WS 260-342.


Radiotherapy

 
WN 250
General works
Classify here works focusing on general aspects of radiotherapy. Classify works focusing on treatment of neoplasms in QZ 269. Classify works on ionizing radiation used in the therapy of a specific disease, organ or system with the disease, organ or system.
WN 250.5
Special types, A-Z
WN 250.5.B7
Brachytherapy
WN 250.5.H4
Heavy ion radiotherapy
WN 250.5.P7
Proton therapy
WN 250.5.R15
Radiosurgery
WN 250.5.R2
Radiotherapy, Computer-assisted
WN 250.5.R3
Radiotherapy, High-energy
WN 250.5.X7
X-ray therapy
 
WN 250.6
Radiotherapy dosage
 
[WN 300]
[This number not used]
Classify works on adverse effects of radium and radon in WN 610-615; Classify works on diagnostic use of radium and radon in WN 445.
 
[WN 340]
[This number not used]
Classify works on therapeutic use of radium and radon in WN 450.
 
[WN 415]
[This number not used]
Classify works on nuclear physics in QC.
 
[WN 420]
[This number not used]
Classify works on medical use of radioisotopes and radioactive elements in WN 440-450. Classify works on adverse effects of radioisotopes and radioactive elements in WN 610-615 .


Nuclear Medicine

 
WN 440
Nuclear medicine
Classify works on nuclear medicine as a profession in WN 21.
WN 445
Diagnostic methods
Classify works on radionuclide imaging in WN 203.
WN 450
Therapeutics


Radiologic Health

 
WN 600
Radiologic health (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify here works on general effects of ionizing radiation on humans. Classify works on the effects of non-ionizing radiation on humans in QT 162.U4.
 
WN 610
Radiation injuries
Classify general works on radiation-induced abnormalities in QS 681. Classify works on radiation effects on plants in QK 757.
 
WN 612
Radioactive food contamination
 
WN 615
Radioactive pollution and pollutants (General)
Classify here general works on radioactive hazard release. Classify works primarily on radiation injuries in WN 610. Classify works on non-radioactive pollution in WA 754 for general air pollution; in WA 450 for industrial air pollution; in WA 785 for soil pollution; and WA 689 for water pollution.
 
WN 620
Experimental radiation injuries
 
[WN 630]
[This number not used]
Classify works on radiation effects on plants in QK 757.
 
WN 650
Radiation protection
Cf. WA 788 Industrial wastes. Classify works on cosmic radiation in WD 760.
 
WN 660
Radiometry
 
WN 665
Radiation dosage