Clinical Imaging: An Atlas of Differential Diagnosis, 5th Edition

Clinical Imaging: An Atlas of Differential Diagnosis, 5th Edition

The Bookshelf Clinical Imaging: An Atlas of Differential Diagnosis, 5th Edition Ronald L. Eisenberg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, ...

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The Bookshelf Clinical Imaging: An Atlas of Differential Diagnosis, 5th Edition Ronald L. Eisenberg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2009, 1600 pp, 3700 illustrations, $259.00, hardcover. Clinical Imaging: An Atlas of Differential Diagnosis, by Ronald L. Eisenberg of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a superbly illustrated, comprehensive atlas of differential diagnosis in radiology. This timeless and highly detailed atlas provides an approach to pattern recognition to aid clinicians and radiologists alike in diagnosis. The atlas sections include chest, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, skeletal, spine, skull, breast, and fetal ultrasound. This single-volume bestselling atlas is now in its fifth edition, with updated material, including positron emission tomography/computed tomography and more coverage of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Differential diagnoses are offered across a broad spectrum of radiographic patterns. Dr Eisenberg has appropriately updated differential diagnosis lists, and several new illustrations have been added. The wealth of images guide readers in the interpretation of abnormalities in imaging across various specialties by pointing out the subtle differences in appearance among conditions with similar imaging manifestations. Pattern recognition is again the main focus of this atlas. This is important, as it caters to general radiologists’ day-to-day needs. In addition, the comprehensive nature of this atlas makes it a key tool for radiology resident board preparation. I find Clinical Imaging useful for interested medical students, practicing radiologists, radiology residents and fellows, clinicians in all specialties, and others generally interested in high-quality pattern recognition imaging with attention to differential diagnosis. Extensive cross-referencing is provided, limiting duplication and allowing the reader to appreciate various imaging manifestations of the same condition. The images are neatly organized and not at all cluttered. This makes for easy navigation through the comprehensive text, with the added benefit of online access to the fully searchable text after purchase and online activation. Clinical Imaging: An Atlas of Differential Diagnosis is an excellent atlas, with informative detail and high-quality illustrations and imaging. In the increasingly complex daily challenge of interpreting imaging, this atlas is a powerful and handy reference tool. It is a key reference for resident board preparation and

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extremely useful in practice. This atlas should definitely be on the bookshelves of all radiologists. Book: Contents: ++++ Readability: ++++ Perceived Accuracy: ++++ Utility: ++++ Originality: +++ Overall Evaluation: ++++ Utility: Medical Students: ++ Radiology Residents: ++++ Radiology Fellows: ++++ Practicing Radiologists: ++++ Clinicians: ++1/2

Jay Prakash Patel, MD Emory University, Atlanta, GA

High-Yield Imaging: Gastrointestinal Richard M. Gore and Marc S. Levine. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010, 1024 pp, $199.00, hardcover. High-Yield Imaging: Gastrointestinal, by Drs Richard Gore and Marc Levine, is part of the first-edition Expert Consult Series. Drs Gore and Levine are well-established experts in the field, having authored the comprehensive, two-volume Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology. This book presents a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases covered in the two-volume text in a more concise and very visually appealing manner. The book is well organized, predominantly by gastrointestinal organ type, with additional sections dedicated to general radiographic principles and pediatric gastrointestinal imaging. Each organ-specific section, in turn, is divided into categories of disease. For example, the section detailing the esophagus contains nine parts, each detailing specific categories of disorders, such as motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, infectious esophagitis, and so on. Discussion of each disorder includes a description of typical imaging findings, some using multiple modalities, pathology, and differential diagnoses. Separately boxed sections describing diagnostic pearls are particularly useful. By far, the most unique feature of this text is a boxed section titled ‘‘What the Referring Physician Needs to Know.’’ Radiologists of every level will find this information particularly useful when responding to inquiries by ordering physicians. The images in the text are of generally high quality, with fluoroscopic images predominant in sections describing the hollow gastrointestinal organs. Computed tomographic, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, and nuclear imaging serve to illustrate 531