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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Susan Lura Sanson, MEd, RT (R)(QM)(Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Description: This book provides an introduction to the basic principles of pathology and basic radiographic pathology. The first edition was published in 1990.
Purpose: The purpose is to introduce student radiographers to the basic principles of pathology and the radiographic appearance of specific disease processes. It also provides a textbook for the required course for student radiographers. The authors have provided the radiologic technology academic community with a greatly needed resource.
Audience: This book is intended for student radiographers; however, experienced radiographers could enhance their understanding of disease processes too. The authors are recognized authorities within the radiologic technology community.
Features: Overall, the radiographs are good; however, in the new edition, some appear slightly darker. The inclusion of outdated exams (i.e., bronchograms) and really unusual pathology might not be needed in a basic textbook. The layout of the book is excellent, covering the pathology by going through each anatomical system. The addition of answers to the chapter questions was appreciated by my students.
Assessment: This is the only textbook is available for a radiographic pathology course, designed for student radiographers. The authors have done an excellent job in providing a comprehensive overview of a very complex subject. The use of this textbook in a radiographic pathology course will greatly enhance the students' understanding.