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Chest X-Ray Made Easy
     

Chest X-Ray Made Easy

by Jonathan Corne, Ivan Brown, Mary Carroll, David Delany
 
Pocket-sized guide to the examination and interpretation of chest radiographs for medical students and residents.

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Pocket-sized guide to the examination and interpretation of chest radiographs for medical students and residents.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an excellent resource for medical students and first year radiology residents. A very appealing feature is the self-assessment chapter at the end of the book. This is of great potential benefit for residency programs to test their junior residents' knowledge. The web-based full-text version and the small print version make this a very desirable pocket companion for medical students on rounds."

-Tara Catanzano, MD (Baystate Medical Center) Doody’s Score: 92 - 4 Stars!

Update

This book is both instructive and a delight to read. How does it compare with similar books? There are no similar books. It is unique. Those who read and use this carefully written and illustrated book will emerge wiser and more skillful at interpreting one of the most interesting and most useful investigations at our disposal. I believe that the reader of this book will enjoy getting to grips with the chest X-ray and, in the process, become a better practitioner. This book is good value and would be useful for medical students, junior doctors, clinical nurses, physiotherapists and all those practitioners in primary care.

British Journal of Hospital Medicine

This is a very useful and brief guide to interpreting the chest X-ray, aimed primarily at medical students and junior doctors. Like all good teachers, the authors have succeeded in making interpretation of the chest X-ray very simple and logical. They have dispensed with some confusing old-fashioned terminology and in the process helped to demystify the interpretation of the chest film. This is a concise, well-written, well-illustrated and, most importantly, pocket-sized book which medical students and junior doctors should find extremely useful.

Academic Radiology

While this pocket guide is certainly not all encompassing,it is a handy resource for medical students and beginning house staff. It can easily be read before a new rotation or service. It is not detailed or extensive enough for radiology residents who will be better served by a reference text, but the goal set forth by the authors is to provide students and beginning clinical house staff with a quick review of chest film interpretation and provide examples of commonly encountered chest radiograph abnormalities. With that in mind, the authors have accomplished their goal.

Clinical radiology

The authors have made an excellent job of presenting the chest radiograph in a simple and concise format that should prove a firm foundation for someone starting out in clinical medicine. This little book will hopefully encourage the reader to search out more comprehensive texts without a sense of dread.

Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

This small and informative text is an absolute must for all nurses practising in an intensive or high dependency care environment. I can find little to criticize about this book and will certainly be recommending it to both my under and postgraduate clinical students as a required text.

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Tara Catanzano, MD (Baystate Medical Center)
Description: This primer on the art of chest x-ray interpretation is not meant as an exhaustive guide, but rather as a source of information on the basic, systematic approach to interpreting a chest radiograph. An electronic version of the book is available as a free download with the supplied redemption code. The previous edition was published in 2009.
Purpose: The focus is on introducing key concepts in how to look at a chest x-ray, starting from the often-overlooked critical step of checking the patient name and demographics to ensure that the correct film is being reviewed. The authors approach the films from the standpoint of a nonradiologist and assume that readers have no prior experience with film interpretation. They provide a systematic approach to identifying normal structures, finding abnormalities, and understanding what the abnormality may represent. With this edition, the authors have improved image quality and added new material.
Audience: The authors identify a primary audience of medical students, a group for which this work is well suited. It is at a basic level that makes it easy for students to follow and builds upon their expected clinical knowledge and knowledge of pathology. Its well-written, step-by-step approach leads them through the thought process of image review and interpretation. The authors are from the U.K. and appear to be well versed in this material.
Features: The authors detail a systematic process to identify normal anatomic structures in the chest on both radiography and CT. The images are of high quality and are nicely annotated with arrows and captions. The book flows well from anatomy to recognizing abnormal findings and providing a differential diagnosis. It is at a very good level for novices in interpreting films and makes all of the salient teaching points. The section on radiographic anatomy and localizing where in the lung a pathological process sits is particularly strong and should be read by all medical students and first year radiology residents.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for medical students and first year radiology residents. A very appealing feature is the self-assessment chapter at the end of the book. This is of great potential benefit for residency programs to test their junior residents' knowledge. The web-based full-text version and the small print version make this a very desirable pocket companion for medical students on rounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443051944
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/24/1997
Series:
Made Easy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 7.35(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

MRCP FRCR Consultant Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Royaume-Uni

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