Basic Radiology

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9780071138994: Basic Radiology

This comprehensive introduction to diagnostic imaging is directed at fourth-year medical students and non-radiology junior housestaff. Problem-oriented in approach, the focus of the text is toward selecting the appropriate imaging modality for each organ system. Following an introduction covering current imaging techniques and basic physical principles of radiology, the book is divided into organ-oriented sections, with diagnostic imaging exercises to introduce organ-related pathology. Each section is further subdivided into chapters covering one or more specific organs. Common lesions are discussed thoroughly in an exercise format.

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The perfect primer for anyone looking to sharpen their imaging skills!

Helps medical students, residents, and non-specialist clinicians to build confidence, skills and knowledge -- also an ideal “memory refresher” for radiologists!

Completely revised and expanded, BASIC RADIOLOGY, 2E educates you on the essentials of diagnostic test selection, application, and interpretation. This handy tutorial combines an organ-based, problem-oriented approach with over 750 high-quality images across all modalities -- everything from conventional radiography to nuclear imaging, ultrasonography, CT, MRI, PET, and SPECT. In addition, self-test questions and clinical case presentations help to further hone your diagnostic skills.

*Organ-based, problem-oriented review of the radiologic presentation of the most common disease states
*Features over 750 high-quality images across all modalities, including PET and SPECT
*Advises on technique selection and how to properly order imaging exams on the basis of clinical presentation, patient preparation (if applicable), and potential conflicts between techniques
*Diagnostic imaging exercises and case studies help to illustrate important nuances for accurate diagnosis
*Includes a review of normal radiographic anatomy for each organ system
*Provides a convenient synopsis of current imaging techniques and basic physics principles
*Suggested Readings included throughout

About the Author:

Michael Y. Chen, MD,
Thomas L. Pope, MD,
David J. Ott, MD, all of Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

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