IMAGING ATLAS OF HUMAN ANATOMY, 3RD EDITION. J. Weir, P. H. Abrahams. Elsevier Science Limited, Philadelphia, PA, 2003: 222 pp, soft cover, $39.95.
The third edition of Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy makes use of recent advances in medical imaging to deliver an outstanding reference guide to the anatomy of the human body. This soft cover volume is divided into seven chapters by anatomic region: head, neck, and brain; vertebral column and spinal cord; upper limb; thorax; abdomen; pelvis; and lower limb. In addition to normal anatomy, normal congenital and developmental anatomic variants are covered. There are 755 figures included in the book, which include plain radiographs, computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, digital subtraction angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, intravenous pyelography, and contrasted fluoroscopic examinations. The images are of high quality and well reproduced. Each figure is labeled numerically and is accompanied by a key. This type of labeling allows for self-testing and uncluttered visualization of the salient anatomy in each image. Where appropriate, some figures are accompanied by brief commentaries explaining the anatomy, technique of image acquisition, or other pertinent features of the study. The authors have written an introduction that explains the fundamental principles of the imaging modalities presented in the book. This introduction is easy to understand and elucidates the varying appearances anatomic structures can have on different types of imaging studies. This is an extremely detailed and extensive imaging atlas. It is an invaluable study aide for any medical professional who is taking an anatomy course. Radiologists both in and out of training will find this book to be a helpful resource as a quick reference guide to the complex anatomic structures they encounter while reviewing imaging studies on a daily basis. Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy is an exhaustive and replete reference for any professional who must have a workable knowledge of human anatomy. Contents: 夝夝夝夝 Readability: 夝夝夝夝
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RADIOLOGY CORE REVIEW A. G. Pitman, N. M. Major, R. Tello. W.B. Saunders, London, 2003, 489 pp, soft cover.
The purpose of this text is two-fold; to provide a thorough review for radiology residents approaching their certification examinations in US, Australian, and British radiology training programs, as well as to serve as a concise but complete reference for the practicing radiologist. The text encompasses the “bread and butter” of clinical imaging and seeks to provide a base of material with which the general practicing radiologist should be aware. The text is broken down by organ system, including abdominal, brain and spine, head and neck, musculoskeletal, thoracic, pediatric, and female reproductive. The final section in this text includes general pathology, the basics of nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography imaging, as well as study tips and examination techniques. Each chapter is further subdivided to help make the text more readable. Information is provided in bulleted fashion, and is easy to comprehend. Throughout each chapter, multiple gamuts are provided as well as handy mnemonics to help retain important information. This text is not a complete resource, and reference to a major text is necessary to provide more detail on a particular topic. I found this review text to be an excellent resource to refer to while on various radiology services or during traditional noon conferences. It is well written and quite comprehensive as a review text. The mnemonics and gamuts provided throughout the text are very useful and I believe this is a great resource for the radiology resident reviewing for board examination. Contents: 夝夝夝夝 Readability: 夝夝夝夝 Accuracy: 夝夝夝夝 Overall Evaluation: 夝夝夝夝 Craig Roberto, MD University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC