Core Radiology: A Visual Approach to Diagnostic Imaging

Cambridge University Press
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Combining over 1200 clinical images, 300 color illustrations and concise, bulleted text, Core Radiology is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for learning, reference and board review. The clearly-formatted design integrates the images and accompanying text, facilitating streamlined and efficient learning. All subjects covered by the American Board of Radiology Core Exam are included: • Breast imaging, including interventions and MRI • Neuroimaging, including brain, head and neck, and spine • Musculoskeletal imaging, including knee and shoulder MRI • Genitourinary imaging, including pelvic MRI • Gastrointestinal imaging, including MRI and MRCP • General, vascular, gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound • Nuclear imaging, including PET-CT and nuclear cardiology • Thoracic imaging • Cardiovascular imaging, including cardiac CT and MRI • Pediatric imaging • Interventional radiology • Radiological physics review, contrast media and reactions. Essential reading for radiology residents reviewing for boards, as well as practicing radiologists seeking a practical up-to-date guide to the field.
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Jacob Mandell, MD Radiology Residency, Class of 2013, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Published on
Sep 19, 2013
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Pages
1849
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ISBN
9781107292765
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / Imaging Technologies
Medical / Diagnostic Imaging / General
Medical / Radiology, Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine
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"An excellent primer on medical imaging for all members of the medical profession . . . including non-radiological specialists. It is technically solid and filled with diagrams and clinical images illustrating important points, but it is also easily readable . . . So many outstanding chapters . . . The book uses little mathematics beyond simple algebra [and] presents complex ideas in very understandable terms."
—Melvin E. Clouse, MD, Vice Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Deaconess Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

A well-known medical physicist and author, an interventional radiologist, and an emergency room physician with no special training in radiology have collaborated to write, in the language familiar to physicians, an introduction to the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging. It is intentionally brief and not overly detailed, intended to help clinicians with very little free time rapidly gain enough command of the critically important imaging tools of their trade to be able to discuss them confidently with medical and technical colleagues; to explain the general ideas accurately to students, nurses, and technologists; and to describe them effectively to concerned patients and loved ones. Chapter coverage includes:

Introduction: Dr. Doe's Headaches Sketches of the Standard Imaging Modalities Image Quality and Dose Creating Subject Contrast in the Primary X-Ray Image Twentieth-Century (Analog) Radiography and Fluoroscopy Radiation Dose and Radiogenic Cancer Risk Twenty-First-Century (Digital) Imaging Digital Planar Imaging Computed Tomography Nuclear Medicine (Including SPECT and PET) Diagnostic Ultrasound (Including Doppler) MRI in One Dimension and with No Relaxation Mapping T1 and T2 Proton Spin Relaxation in 3D Evolving and Experimental Modalities
Praise for this book:Innovative...the descriptions are accurate and concise - exactly what the examiner wants to hear...it would be difficult to find a better high-yield, high-quality textbook covering every subsection of the radiology oral board examination.--JAMAyExtremely useful...This review book is not only rewarding but also a resource radiologists can continue to refer to throughout their careers.--Academic RadiologyProvides an excellent selection of cases for sharpening diagnostic radiology considerations...useful for board preparation and review.--Doody's ReviewTop 3 Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review is a practical case-based reference that will enable radiologists and radiology residents to hone their skills in developing differential diagnoses for common imaging findings. Presented as unknowns, the cases are arranged into twelve main sections based on radiology subspecialties. The book presents each case as a two-page unit. The left page features clinical images and a brief description of the clinical presentation. The right page provides the key imaging finding, Top 3 differential diagnoses, additional differential diagnoses, the final diagnosis, and imaging pearls. The final section of the book contains selected cases from all radiology subspecialties with distinctive imaging findings that should lead definitively to a single diagnosis. Features:325 cases presented as unknowns to facilitate exam preparationValuable high-yield review of all disease entities on the list of differential diagnoses for each caseMore than 700 high-quality images, including 74 in full color, depicting key radiographic findingsImaging pearls at the end of each case that highlight key teaching points With its emphasis on gaining a solid foundation in differential diagnoses for the full range of key imaging findings encountered in clinical practice, this book is ideal for individuals preparing for the initial American Board of Radiology examination as well as more experienced radiologists preparing for recertification examinations.
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