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Classic Papers in Modern Diagnostic Radiology
     

Classic Papers in Modern Diagnostic Radiology

by Adrian M. K. Thomas (Editor), W.A. Kalender (Foreword by), Arpan K. Banerjee (Editor), Uwe Busch (Editor)
 
I am very pleased to have been asked to write the foreword to this book. The technical advances in diagnostic radiology in the last few decades have transformed clinical practice and have been nothing short of astonishing. The subject of diagnostic radiology is now very large and radiology depa- ments are involved in all areas of modern patient care.The defining event

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I am very pleased to have been asked to write the foreword to this book. The technical advances in diagnostic radiology in the last few decades have transformed clinical practice and have been nothing short of astonishing. The subject of diagnostic radiology is now very large and radiology depa- ments are involved in all areas of modern patient care.The defining event in m- ern radiology,and arguably the most significant development in radiology since Wilhelm Röntgen discovered X-rays, was the invention of the CT scanner in the 1970s.The CT scanner introduced modern cross-sectional imaging and also di- tal imaging.We now have MRI and ultrasound and these techniques are replacing many traditional X-ray procedures.The developments in radiology have been the result of a fruitful interaction between the basic sciences, clinical medicine and the manufacturers. This can be seen by looking at the various sources of these publications. Change is produced by the interactions between the various dis- plines. The editors have had a very difficult task in selecting the key discoveries and descriptions.The radiological literature is very large.Medical imaging continues to develop rapidly and these papers are the foundations of our current practice.

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Reviewer: Seth Jay Kligerman, MD, MS (University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Description: This book helps to chart the evolution of radiology by providing a selection of classical papers that have altered the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a historical perspective of the field of radiology by looking at groundbreaking accomplishments over the past century. The book is not needed in terms of advancing the field, but it is always useful to know where the field has come from in order to better know where it is going.
Audience: According to the author, the book is meant for anyone who has an interest in the history of the field, and I would have to agree.
Features: The book presents a selection of historical papers that have been instrumental in the development of the field of modern radiology. It provides insight into the past so we can appreciate not only the humble beginnings of the field, but also those individuals who helped transform radiology into the medical necessity that it is today. However, it does not inlcude any papers on nuclear medicine.
Assessment: This is an interesting read for those who want to know the history of our field. It does not provide any new information, but allows us to understand the field's beginnings and those that made the modern field of radiology possible. This is the only book of its kind.
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It is a pleasure to reread, for instance, the original articles on CT by Godfrey Hounsfield and James Ambrose, which were published in the British journal of Radiology in 1973; and the early articles in 1977 on MRI by Peter Mansfield and his colleagues in Nottingham, also published in the BJR. (RAD Magazine, July, 2005)

The editors' selection has accurately reflected the developments in medical imaging. In producing this book, the editors have performed a good service to the radiological community.

"This anthology aims to reflect the developments of modern diagnostic radiology … . has an introduction which comprehensively and succinctly summarises the background to the developments and their progress. … It is a pleasure to reread, for instance, the original articles on CT … . Having facsimiles of the original papers adds to their impact. … The editors’ selection has accurately reflected the developments in medical imaging. In producing this book, the editors have performed a good service to the radiological community." (Professor G H Whitehouse, RAD Magazine, July, 2005)

3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540219279
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.06(d)

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