THE REQUISITES: VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY J.A. Kaufman, M.J. Lee. Mosby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003, 705 pp, 746 illustrations, hardcover, $96.00.
The first edition of The Requisites: Vascular and Interventional Radiology states its purpose is to provide a comprehensive, yet manageable, review of the basic factual, conceptual, and interpretive material required for clinical practice in the subspecialty. The book details the evolution of techniques in the field with practice-proven tips and pertinent discussion of various noninvasive modalities. The text provides a wealth of information in the well-written and userfriendly format that The Requisites series has mastered. The text contains 25 chapters, including four introductory chapters titled “Vascular Pathology,” “Fundamentals of Angiography,” “Noninvasive Vascular Imaging,” and “Vascular Interventions.” These chapters contain fundamental information on disease entities, procedural techniques, and various imaging modalities that are expounded on and reinforced throughout the remaining chapters. The next 12 chapters are divided anatomically, such as “Carotid and Vertebral Arteries,” “Pulmonary Circulation,” and “Renal Arteries,” and discuss disease states and invasive and noninvasive imaging pertaining to each anatomic distribution. The final nine chapters are again divided based on anatomic distribution, but are dedicated to diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, with discussion on specific techniques and equipment involved in various procedures. Each anatomically divided chapter begins with a brief outline of its contents, as do all other books in The Requisites series. Normal anatomy, including common variants and collateral pathways, is discussed, followed by specific pathologic entities and their typical imaging characteristics. Chapters dedicated to interventions elaborate further on the technical aspects of vascular and interventional radiology, as well as commonly encountered problems and potential solutions. The authors certainly succeeded in producing a single text that provides a comprehensive, concise, practical resource of the principles of vascular and interventional radiology. The
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image quality is excellent. This text is excellent for residents during their vascular and interventional training, as well as a reference when preparing for examinations.
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THE REQUISITES: GENITOURINARY RADIOLOGY, 2ND ED R.J. Zagoria, Mosby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004: 422 pp, 165 tables, 457 illustrations, hardcover, $99.00.
Genitourinary imaging has undergone significant transformations and advancements recently. Genitourinary Radiology: The Requisites parallels those advances with a substantially improved and illustrative second edition. Following the popular Requisites series format, the author creates a concise review of diagnostic imaging of genitourinary tract pathologic entities with a profusion of images and high-yield summary boxes. This edition has 457 images encompassing sonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and fluoroscopy. Image quality is very good. Each chapter contains multiple examples grouped by disorders. There are 165 boxes and tables throughout the book containing key information regarding the entities being addressed in the text. What makes this edition desirable in contrast to its prior one is the inclusion of the latest imaging modalities for genitourinary pathologic entities. There are plenty of high-resolution computed tomographic and magnetic resonance images covering many complex disease processes in the abdomen and pelvis. There also is an expanded discussion on such interventional procedures as percutaneous treatments, tumor ablation, and infertility interventions. The overall readability of the text is good, although, at times, too much material is covered in a too brief a manner. The balance between providing a concise reference without omitting pertinent material is difficult to achieve in a book such as the one reviewed here. However, this edition meets the requirements of brevity