Basic Atlas of Sectional Anatomy: With Correlated Imaging / Edition 4

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Gain a rich, 3-dimensional grasp of radiologic anatomy!

• Pairs digital-quality MR, CT, and ultrasound images with color photographs of the corresponding sagittal and cross-sectional anatomy for every area of the body, showing you how to identify bone, muscle, fat, and other tissues.
• Displays diagnostic images and corresponding anatomic photographs on facing pages, making it easy to correlate anatomy with imaging.
• Offers more than 1,600 illustrations—300 in full color, almost 1,000 more than the previous edition—to explore sectional anatomy in greater detail than ever before.
• Presents coronal sections of the head, thorax, abdomen, female pelvis, and male pelvis; oblique coronal and oblique sagittal sections of the shoulder joint; and coronal and sagittal sections of the knee joint.
• Includes extensive labeling to highlight all important anatomic features.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Dennis E Morse, PhD (University of Toledo)
Description: This regional, sectional atlas of human anatomy is divided into chapters based on region of the body and plane of section. Each cadaver section is presented in color and is accompanied by a short description of the location of the section, an orientation sketch of the section, and an appropriate image (MRI, CT, or US).
Purpose: It is intended as a companion to cadaver dissection studies for students of gross anatomy. Understanding sectional anatomy is essential for diagnosis and treatment in modern medicine. This atlas is the appropriate companion to traditional atlases for human dissection and provides appropriate information to expand expertise in interpretation of images. The book meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: According to the authors, this atlas has a target audience of students of human gross anatomy and healthcare practitioners at all levels.
Features: This atlas provides labeled cadaver sections and correlative images in cross, coronal, and sagittal planes. The book is organized into chapters which cover the primary anatomical regions of the body linked with a plane of section, i.e., thorax — coronal plane. The major strength of the atlas is the detail and photographic clarity of the cadaver sections which are, in turn, compared on the facing page to an image (CT, MRI, US). This organization makes for a smooth transition from cadaver section to image. The introduction includes a comprehensive presentation of the physics of CT, MRI, and US. The shortcomings are few, but the authors should consider redoing the cadaver sections for chapter 12 on the female pelvis and perineum. These plates do not reach the level of quality found in other chapters. There are some minor labeling issues (e.g., labeling the crus of the penis as the corpus cavernosum (11-3 and 11-4) and using plural when only one is labeled (labia majora)), but these are infrequent.
Assessment: This atlas continues to set the standard for what it set out to achieve. The information is appropriately labeled, but not over-labeled. Generally, photographic and image presentations are of high quality. The new edition is justified because of the continuing increase in sophistication of imaging techniques.
From the Publisher

"The correlation of slices to MR and CT images provides a basis for understanding and interpreting imaging studies...The authors have done an excellent job of correlating the true anatomic slice to the appropriate images...An excellent reference when reviewing sectional imaging studies." — Academic Radiology

John A. McNulty
This third edition of sectional anatomy has been extensively revised. Images that are not applicable to current imaging have been deleted, and coronal sections of the head, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis and sections of the shoulder and knee along with their correlative CT, MR, and US images have been added. The book's purpose is to present a detailed anatomical view through cadaver sections and ""to display the breadth of anatomy as imaged by CT, MRI, and US."" Students of gross anatomy who wish to enhance their understanding of sectional anatomy are the principal audience. Healthcare practitioners who seek better interpretation of CT, MRI, and US images would also benefit. The book is organized regionally as well as by plane of section. Chapters on cross sections, sagittal sections, and coronal sections of the head are followed by chapters on the thorax, abdomen and pelvis, and perineum (both male and female). Chapters 15 through 20 cover the limbs with special chapters on the shoulder and knee. Each cadaver section is nicely labeled and correlated with adjoining MRI, CT, and US images. The introduction contains brief but excellent descriptions of the physical principles of these imaging modalities. This extensive collection of images gives the reader an excellent instructional source on sectional anatomy as it correlates with modern imaging techniques. Although some of the anatomical details are difficult to see in the black-and-white images of the cadaver sections, this is a minor distraction.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416001218
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/22/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Head and Neck: Cross-Sections 1
Ch. 2 Head and Neck: Sagittal Sections 49
Ch. 3 Head: Coronal Sections 63
Ch. 4 Thorax: Cross-Sections 87
Ch. 5 Thorax: Coronal Sections 137
Ch. 6 Abdomen: Cross-Sections 159
Ch. 7 Abdomen: Coronal Sections 199
Ch. 8 Thorax and Abdomen: Sagittal Sections 219
Ch. 9 Male Pelvis and Perineum: Cross-Sections 245
Ch. 10 Male Pelvis: Sagittal Sections 291
Ch. 11 Male Pelvis and Perineum: Coronal Sections 301
Ch. 12 Female Pelvis and Perineum: Cross-Sections 315
Ch. 13 Female Pelvis: Sagittal Sections 347
Ch. 14 Female Pelvis and Perineum: Coronal Sections 361
Ch. 15 Lower Limb: Cross-Sections 373
Ch. 16 Knee Joint: Coronal Sections 409
Ch. 17 Knee Joint: Sagittal Sections 419
Ch. 18 Upper Limb: Cross-Sections 427
Ch. 19 Shoulder Joint: Oblique Coronal Sections 459
Ch. 20 Shoulder Joint: Oblique Sagittal Sections 467
Index 477
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