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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David J. Karr, RT (R)(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is a specialized positioning manual for atypical orthopedic radiographic examinations that cover typical orthopedic medical situations.
Purpose: The purpose is to enlighten the reader to nonstandard examinations that can be performed to visualize common orthopedic problems. The authors have met their objectives of displaying the value of producing radiographs that vary from the normal routines of a radiology department.
Audience: The authors' intended audience is physicians, radiographers, and radiography students. The book meets the needs of all but students. The material covered may be slightly complex for radiography students, but it could be reviewed by students to familiarize them with the subject.
Features: The illustrations are of average quality, and the text is well written. The references, index, and table of contents are well documented, provide good direction, and complement the material very well. One of the greatest features is the subject material itself. It covers positioning not found in standard radiography positioning manuals. The clear text, average quality illustrations, and well-documented index and reference sections give this book a good overall appearance.
Assessment: This is a very well-written book covering a specialized area of radiography. The physician or radiographer who works in an orthopedic practice should find this book enlightening and informative. The positioning alternatives described definitely enhance an orthopedic diagnosis. This book is definitely worth having in a library or bookstore because there are a good number of orthopedic practices in existence.