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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Steve C Censky, BBA, RTR (United Regional Medical Services, Inc.)
Description: This MR atlas contains a brief narrative on the production of an MR image, followed by MR images containing pathology, a description of the disease process, and its appearance on MR using different scanning techniques.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an easy way for students and technologists to learn about the diseases processes they help to diagnose.
Audience: The book is most useful for students and technologists interested in learning more about different pathology seen in MRI and how its appearance is affected by using contrast and/or different scanning techniques.
Features: The MR images are of poor quality and lack labels. There is often a lack of corresponding imaging techniques that could show the appearance of the pathology in another way. The description of the disease process is concise and understandable.
Assessment: The premise is very good. It provides persons new to MR an easy, understandable way to learn about pathology and the scanning techniques used to show it best. The illustrations are somewhat inadequate in several ways. Most images are shown with too much contrast and lack labels of any kind. This book is useful to provide a very basic understanding of some of the disease processes seen in MR. The narrative of the disease process provides more information than do the images.