Grainger & Allison

Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology Essentials

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Get the quick answers you need on every aspect of diagnostic radiology and apply them in your day-to-day practice. Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology Essentials serves as a comprehensive review and reference for radiologists in training and in practice by providing practical solutions to diagnostic problems in the radiological recognition and interpretation of a wide range of disease entities. Organized by body region, its innovative, accessible outline format, bullet point style and numerous, high quality, multi-modality images make essential key facts about any given condition easy to find and retrieve. The content follows the same order and is derived from the renowned authoritative reference work Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology.

Diagnostic radiologists in practice and in training

Hardbound, 976 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3448-0


  • "The three volume textbook Grainger and Allison's Diagnostic Radiology has been a standard reference work for registrars training in the UK for thhe FRCR examinations for many years... A particular nice feature are the highlighted  sections bullet points and the smmaries and tables. The chapter on tumor staging is particularly helpful. Although only in one volume, the text is very comprehensive and has more than enough material for today's trainee...The authors deserve to be congratulated on their gargantuan efforts and I am sure this textbook will be well thumbed by future radiology trainees preparing for their examinations."

    RAD, Nov 2013


  • 1. Chest

    1.1 Chest wall and Pleura

    Chest wall: bony and soft tissue lesions

    Diseases of the pleura

    Pleural effusion


    Diaphragmatic hernia / eventration

    1.2 Mediastinum


    Anterior mediastinal masses

    Middle mediastinal masses

    Posterior mediastinal masses

    Miscellaneous mediastinal masses

    Pericardial conditions

    1.3 Pulmonary infection

    Lobar pneumonia

    Bronchopneumonia, anaerobic and atypical pneumonia

    Pulmonary tuberculosis

    Fungal infections

    Metazoal and protozoal diseases

    Pulmonary complications of HIV infection

    1.4 Large airway disease

    Tracheal disorders


    Congenital airway disorders


    Chronic bronchitis and asthma

    Miscellaneous airway disorders

    1.5 Pulmonary lobar collapse

    Mechanisms and radiographic appearances

    Patterns of lobar collapse

    1.6 Pulmonary neoplasms

    Evaluation of the solitary pulmonary nodule

    Lung cancer: radiological features

    Lung cancer: pearls

    Lymphoproliferative disorders

    Benign pulmonary tumours

    Miscellaneous pulmonary malignancies

    1.7 High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT)

    HRCT patterns of diffuse lung disease

    Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias


    Connective tissue diseases

    Systemic vasculitides

    Drug induced lung disease

    Silicosis/coal worker’s pneumoconiosis

    Asbestos-related disease

    Miscellaneous interstitial lung diseases

    1.8 Chest trauma

    Chest wall and lung trauma

    Trauma to the diaphragm

    Mediastinal trauma

    1.9 Airspace disease

    Airspace disease

    1.10 Paediatric chest

    Congenital chest abnormalities

    Causes of neonatal respiratory distress

    Normal paediatric chest and problems with mechanical ventilation

    1.11 Miscellaneous ITU chest conditions

    Lung transplantation

    Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

    ITU chest imaging

    2. Cardiovascular System

    2.1 Congenital heart disease (introduction)


    Cyanotic congenital heart disease

    Acyanotic congenital heart disease

    Anomalies of the aortic arch (vascular rings)

    Septal defects

    Acyanotic heart disease

    Other anomalies

    2.2 Non-ischaemic acquired heart disease

    Acquired mitral valve disease

    Acquired aortic valve disease

    Tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease


    Cardiac tumours

    Cardiac trauma

    2.3 Pulmonary circulation and thromboembolism

    Pulmonary thromboembolic disease

    Pulmonary vascular patterns

    2.4 The aorta

    Aortic rupture

    Aortic dissection

    Mid-aortic syndrome and Takaysu’s disease of the aorta

    Aortic occlusive disease

    Aortic aneurysms

    2.5 Peripheral vascular disease

    Gastrointestinal vascular disorders

    Carotid artery stenosis

    Peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities

    Disorders of the venous system

    Miscellaneous vascular disorders

    2.6 Ischaemic heart disease

    Conventional coronary angiography and echocardiography

    CT imaging in ischaemic heart disease

    MR imaging in ischaemic heart disease

    Nuclear cardiac imaging

    Manifestations of atheromatous coronary artery disease

    2.7 Interventional vascular radiology techniques

    Interventional vascular radiology techniques

    3. Gastrointestinal

    3.1 Oesophagus

    Hiatus hernia and reflux

    Oesophagitis and benign strictures

    Benign and malignant oesophageal tumours

    Oesophageal carcinoma

    Oesophageal dysmotility disorders

    Oesophageal atresia (OA) and tracehooesphageal fistula (TOF)

    Miscellaneous oesophageal conditions

    3.2 Stomach

    Benign gastric ulcers


    Benign and malignant gastric tumours

    Gastric carcinoma

    Gastric surgery

    Miscellaneous gastric conditions

    3.3 Duodenum

    Peptic ulceration, gastric heterotopia, duodenal diverticula

    Benign and malignant duodenal tumours

    Miscellaneous duodenal conditions

    3.4 Small bowel

    Crohn’s disease

    Infections / infestations of the small bowel

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) and carcinoid tumours

    Benign and malignant small bowel tumours

    Causes of small bowel obstruction

    Miscellaneous small bowel conditions

    3.5 Colon

    Ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon



    Polyposis syndromes

    Colorectal cancer

    Diverticulosis and large bowel strictures

    Large bowel obstruction

    Miscellaneous disorders of the large bowel

    3.6 Liver

    Anatomy and imaging techniques

    Benign diffuse liver disease


    Benign solid liver lesions

    Malignant solid liver lesions

    Hepatic vascular lesions

    Miscellaneous liver conditions

    Liver transplantation and interventional techniques

    Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of the liver

    MR contrast agents and the liver

    3.7 Biliary

    Methods of investigation

    Cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis


    Miscellaneous gallbladder conditions

    Benign biliary strictures

    Malignant biliary tumours

    Biliary atresia and hypoplasia

    Miscellaneous bile duct disorders

    Biliary interventional techniques

    3.8 Pancreas

    Congenital abnormalities


    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

    Cystic pancreatic tumours

    Endocrine and islet cell pancreatic tumours

    Pancreatic trauma, transplant and intervention

    3.9 Spleen

    Miscellaneous splenic conditions

    3.10 Peritoneum, mesentery and omentum

    Benign disease

    Neoplastic peritoneal/omental disorders

    Developmental anomalies of the mesentery

    Infective/inflammatory conditions of the mesentery

    Neoplastic mesenteric disorders

    3.11 Plain abdominal radiograph

    Abnormal gas distribution

    3.12 Paediatric Gastrointestinal disorders

    Abdominal wall defects

    Gastrointestinal causes of neonatal vomiting


    Delayed passage of meconium

    Abdominal manifestations of cystic fibrosis

    Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC)

    Anorectal malformations

    Neuroblastoma (NB)

    4. Genitourinary

    4.1 Kidneys

    Renal parenchymal disease

    Renal tract infection/inflammation

    Renal artery stenosis (RAS)

    Renal vascular abnormalities

    Benign renal masses

    Renal parenchymal malignancies

    Other malignancies

    Transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract

    Renal failure

    Renal transplantation: assessment

    Renal transplantation: postoperative complications


    Methods of imaging in obstruction

    Dilatation of the urinary tract

    Upper urinary tract trauma

    4.2 Bladder

    Miscellaneous bladder conditions

    Bladder tumours

    Lower urinary tract trauma

    4.3 Prostate

    Prostate: benign disorders

    Carcinoma of the prostate

    Prostate anatomy and imaging

    4.4 Urethra

    Urethra: benign disorders

    Tumours of the urethra

    4.5 Male reproductive system

    Cryptoorchidism and testicular torsion

    Primary testicular malignancies

    Miscellaneous scrotal lesions

    Miscellaneous penile conditions

    4.6 Paediatric genitourinary disorders

    Congenital renal anomalies

    Duplex kidney

    Congenital renal cystic disease

    Childhood renal malignancies

    Paediatric pelvic and scrotal malignancies

    5. Musculoskeletal System

    5.1 Skeletal trauma     


    Assessment of cervical spine injuries

    Spinal injuries

    Shoulder injuries

    Upper extremity injuries

    Carpal bone injuries

    Wrist and hand injuries

    Pelvic injuries

    Hip injuries  

    Avascular necrosis of the hip

    Knee and lower leg fractures        

    Knee soft tissue injuries 

    Ankle injuries

    Foot injuries           

    5.2 Paediatric fractures

    Specific paediatric fractures

    Radiology of non-accidental injury

    Skeletal injuries in non-accidental injury

    5.3 Soft tissue imaging        

    Localized calcification and ossification

    Generalized soft tissue calcification          

    Soft tissue masses

    5.4 General characteristics of bone tumours        

    General characteristics of bone tumours

    5.5 Benign bone tumours

    Chondroid origin  

    Osteoid origin

    Osteoid origin/tumours of neural tissue

    Cystic lesions  

    Giant cell tumour/lipomatous bone lesions          

    Fibrous origin           

    Vascular origin            

    Miscellaneous bone lesions  

    5.6 Malignant bone tumours        

    Chondroid origin


    Other varieties of osteosarcoma

    Fibrous origin

    Medullary origin            

    Miscellaneous malignant bone tumours        

    Bone metastases 

    5.7 Metabolic and endocrine skeletal disease       


    Vitamin D deficiency

    Endocrine bone disorders

    Metabolic bone disorders

    5.8 Joint disease        



    Haemophilic and neuropathic arthropathies 

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and DISH

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Seronegative spondyloarthropathy

    Depositional arthropathy

    Polyarthritis associated with other diseases

    5.9 Bone and soft tissue infection        

    Acute osteomyelitis      

    Chronic osteomyelitis    

    Miscellaneous bone and soft tissue infections

    5.10 Congenital skeletal anomalies

    Developmental skeletal anomalies

    Selected osteochondrodysplasias

    Localized disorders of the skeleton


    5.11 Myeloproliferative disorders

    Reticuloendothelial disorders

    White cell disorders

    Plasma cell dyscrasias


    6. Women’s Imaging

    6.1 Breast


    Benign mass lesions


    Invasive breast carcinoma

    Contrast-enhanced MRI in breast cancer

    6.2 Gynaecology

    Imaging techniques in gynaecology

    Congenital anomalies of the female genital tract

    Benign uterine conditions

    Endometrial carcinoma

    Carcinoma of the cervix

    Benign ovarian tumours

    Endometriosis, polycystic ovaries and physiological ovarian cysts

    Ovarian carcinoma

    Miscellaneous gynaecological conditions


    7. Neuroradiology

    7.1 Intracranial tumours in adults

    Imaging techniques and general features

    Classification of intracranial tumours


    Infratentorial tumours

    Supratentorial tumours

    Extra-axial tumours

    Meningioma and skull base tumours

    Cerebral and meningeal metastases

    Intraventricular tumours

    Pituitary region tumours

    Pineal region tumours

    7.2 Cerebrovascular disease and non-traumatic haemorrhage

    Cerebral ischaemia

    Other patterns of cerebrovascular disease

    Carotid and vertebral artery dissection

    Non-traumatic intracranial haemorrhage

    Cerebral artery aneurysms

    Arteriovenous malformations

    7.3 Brain infection, AIDS and demyelinating diseases

    Intracranial infection

    HIV infection and AIDS

    Demyelinating and inflammatory disorders

    7.4 Brain trauma, degenerative disorders and epilepsy

    Head injury

    Primary and secondary cerebral injury

    Dementias and epilepsy

    Skull bone disease


    7.5 Paediatric neuroradiology

    Cerebellar malformations

    Chiari malformations

    Cerebral malformations

    Malformations of neuronal migration and cortical organization

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)

    Neurocutaneous syndromes

    Inborn metabolic brain disorders

    Congenital skull anomalies

    Congenital intracranial infections

    Paediatric meningitis

    Hypoxic-ischaemic injury in the developing brain

    Brain injury in non-accidental injury (NAI)

    7.6 The spine

    Spinal dysraphism

    Congenital spinal anomalies

    Skeletal abnormalities

    Vascular spinal lesions

    Spinal tumours

    Infective/inflammatory disorders of the spine

    Spinal cord trauma and the postoperative spine

    Degenerative spinal disease

    7.7 The orbit

    The orbit

    Conal and extraconal disorders

    Intraconal disorders

    7.8 Ear, nose and throat radiology

    Selected disorders of the ear

    Nose and paranasal sinuses

    The nasopharynx

    Disorders of the oropharynx, larynx and soft tissues of the neck

    7.9 Dental radiology

    Mandibular / maxillary cystic lesions

    Tumours of bone

    Facial trauma

    Salivary glands

    Salivary gland disorders

    8. Miscellaneous

    8.1 Endocrine System

    Thyroid cancer

    Miscellaneous thyroid disorders

    Non-functional adrenal disorders

    Adrenal hyperfunction

    8.2 Lymphoma


    Lymph node disease in lymphoma

    CNS lymphoma

    Pulmonary lymphoma

    Lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract

    Musculoskeletal lymphoma

    Extranodal manifestations of lymphoma

    Monitoring response to therapy in lymphoma

    9. Appendix

    9.1 General Pearls

    9.2 Anatomy Pearls

    9.3 Radiology techniques

    Specialised MRI techniques in neuroimaging

    Positron emission tomography (PET)-CT in oncology imaging

    9.4 Pearls in musculoskeletal imaging and pathology

    Pearls in pathology

    Pearls in musculoskeletal imaging

    9.5 Patterns of tumour spread

    9.6 TNM staging of common cancers


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