Description

Featuring a practical, clinical approach – and written in a quick-access style – this portable, economical reference helps you build a strong foundation in chest x-ray interpretation. Three radiologists with years of clinical and teaching experience present fundamental principles and key anatomical concepts…walk you through examples of classic chest x-ray features that provide subtle evidence of abnormality…and explore a variety of problems and dilemmas common to everyday clinical practice. High-quality drawings and digital chest x-rays – combined with secrets from the radiologists’ toolbox, helpful differential diagnoses, handy checklists, and key references – deliver all the assistance you need to enhance your interpretation skills.

Key Features

  • Provides a strong foundation of essential knowledge for an informed, systematic approach to accurate chest x-ray interpretation.
  • Features the work of three radiologists who offer you the benefit of their many years of clinical and teaching experience.
  • Emphasizes common errors and misdiagnoses to help ensure correct image readings.
  • Presents step-by-step guidance in a bulleted, quick-access format, in short chapters focused on clinical problems, to make it easy to master the information that you need to know.
  • Makes difficult anatomic concepts easier to grasp by pairing radiographs with color line drawings.
  • Explains the nomenclature special to the field through a glossary of important terms.
  • Highlights the most important concepts in diagnosis/interpretation via Key Points in each chapter.

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780702051074
Print ISBN:
9780702030468

About the authors

Gerald de Lacey

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Radiologist to www.radiology-courses.com and formerly Consultant Radiologist at Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK

Simon Morley

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Radiologist, University College Hospitals, London, UK

Laurence Berman

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Radiologist, University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Consultant Radiologist

Reviews

"The radiographs are surprisingly clear and the diagrams are excellent – illustrating points that are sometimes difficult to visualise...This book successfully shows that a topic can be made accessible without being oversimplified – and, in fact, that explanation of the nuances can often make the topic ‘easier’ still. Well done to the authors"
BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments