Essentials of Radiology


  • Fred Mettler, MD, MPH, Department of Radiology, New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center; Clinical and Emeritus Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Take image interpreting one step at a time with Essentials of Radiology, the most accessible radiology text on the market for gaining a foothold on the fundamentals. Breathe easy - this reference assumes no prior knowledge of radiology, making it the perfect choice for anyone just starting out in the field. Whether you're a student or resident, you'll appreciate how expert radiologist, Dr. Mettler, masterfully distills all the information you need, in precisely the right way.

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Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4225-7


There is a wealth of information presented in a way that should be understandable to medical students and residents. There is more clinical information than is seen in other radiologic texts aimed at nonradiologists. This book is a reasonable purchase for nonradiologists looking for a readable overview of radiology. ~ reviewed by James M. Messmer, MD.

"This book is clearly aimed at medics aspiring to become radiologists or aiming to improve their image review skills. A selection of pathologies are decribed clearly and in a suitable level of detail given the size of the text and the title. The book is divided into nine clear and obvious sections and is to navigate. It is well written, and easy to follow...Generally a useful initial reference tool for young medics."

RAD, December 2013

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Head and Soft Tissues of Face and Neck

3. Chest

4. Breast

5. Cardiovascular System

6. Gastrointestinal System

7. Genitourinary System and Retroperitoneum

8. Skeletal System

9. Nonskeletal Pediatric Imaging