Accident and Emergency Radiology / Edition 2

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Perfect for the non-specialist, this pocket guide focuses on common injuries and those abnormalities that are frequently overlooked or misinterpreted in the emergency department...and gives key indicators when a radiologist should be consulted. Using a concise and systematic approach, it explains how to examine and accurately interpret x-rays. Each chapter focuses on the basic radiographs required, important anatomy, normal variants, a system for inspecting suggested views, types of injury, and ends with a summary of key points.
  • Highlights common sources of error and diagnostic difficulty.
  • Emphasizes pitfalls and associated abnormalities.
  • Provides a summary of key points at the end of each chapter for a quick overview of the most important features.
  • Accompanies radiographs with line-drawings to explain difficult concepts.
  • Completely revises and updates all chapters.
  • Provides greater coverage of chest radiology.
  • Features more conceptual line drawings, tables, and summary charts, and improved quality of images.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Bradley Robert Ferguson, MD (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description: This second edition provides an introductory approach to emergency department radiographs. Its most unique features are the excellent use of visual aids and the focus on clinically important and often overlooked aspects of emergency plain film radiography. The original was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide simple and systematic approaches to the evaluation of emergency department radiographs. The book is designed primarily to assist doctors working in the emergency department. The author's stated objectives are very important as management decisions are often initiated based on initial radiographic interpretations by emergency department physicians. The book meets the author's objectives.
Audience: Although targeted at physicians working in the emergency department, the book would be helpful for a wide variety of healthcare providers including medical students, primary care physicians, emergency medicine and first year radiology residents. The authors are credible authorities.
Features: The book covers an overall approach to plain film radiographs and normal anatomy as well as pathologies that are commonly encountered in an emergency department. This includes basic radiographic principles as well as musculoskeletal, chest, abdomen and pediatric radiographs. The book excels in three areas. First, it does an excellent job of discussing normal anatomy and normal variants. Key subtle anatomic relationships are often overlooked by those training to interpret radiographs. Second, the book makes excellent use of illustrations to explain key concepts not always evident on the radiographs. Third, the book focuses not only on the most frequently encountered (and occasionally overlooked) emergency radiographic pathologies, it also provides "key points" and "subtle signs not to miss" at the end of every chapter. The only shortcoming is that, particularly in the U.S., many acute pathologies are now evaluated primarily with CT. This is particularly relevant when discussing skull and facial trauma. In fairness to the authors, however, head and facial trauma CT images are typically not available to emergency department physicians for review and require interpretation by a radiologist.
Assessment: Overall, the book is an easy read and it provides a concise, practical and simple approach to emergency department radiographs without omitting important concepts and subtleties. This book would be useful to anyone responsible for making management decisions based on the preliminary interpretation of radiographs, including first year radiology residents, emergency medicine residents, primary care physicians, and medical students. Compared to the commonly used text reference, Radiology of Emergency Medicine by Harris and Harris (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000), this pocket guide covers about 90 percent of the plain film pathologies in a format that is practical to read cover to cover within a reasonable period of time. This is the most useful emergency radiography pocket book I have seen.
From the Publisher
"Recommended to Radiologists and Emergency Room personnel as an in-hospital reference. The sample x-rays included within the chapters provide physicians with an added advantage as they serve to recreate real-life clinical situations." The Electronic Review, January/February 2006

"I recommend this book to beginning and/or intermediate level radiology trainees, as well as other medical professionals involved in urgent care.", March 2005

Annals of Emergency Medicine
"A perfect resource for quick learning or decision-making in a variety of settings."
Vol.47 No. 3 : March 2006

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702026676
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents




CHAPTER 1: Basic Principles

CHAPTER 2: Skull

CHAPTER 3: Facial Bones

CHAPTER 4: Shoulder and Elbow

CHAPTER 5: Wrist and Distal Forearm

CHAPTER 6: Hand and Fingers

CHAPTER 7: Cervical Spine

CHAPTER 8: Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

CHAPTER 9: Pelvis

CHAPTER 10: Hip and Proximal Femur

CHAPTER 11: Knee

CHAPTER 12: Ankle and Hindfoot

CHAPTER 13: Mid Foot and Forefoot

CHAPTER 14: Particular Paediatric Points

CHAPTER 15: Foreign Bodies – Penetrating

CHAPTER 16: Foreign Bodies – Swallowed

CHAPTER 17: Abdomen

CHAPTER 18: Chest

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