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From The CriticsReviewer: Bennett S. Greenspan, MD, MS (Medical College of Georgia)
Description: This book describes MRI principles using a case-based approach that highlights their importance to clinical practice and discusses how they are applied to the different organ systems.
Purpose: The purpose is to use this case-based approach to teach the principles of MRI, to demonstrate their clinical relevance, and to show how they can be applied to different systems. This is an excellent method of teaching MRI principles.
Audience: Although not stated, the audience appears to be residents in radiology, particularly since most of the authors were residents at the time the book was written. It is also an excellent resource for learning MRI for radiologists who have completed their training, but wish to learn MRI.
Features: Each chapter discusses a particular physical principle of MRI and uses several clinical cases to illustrate teaching points. This is a superb and effective method of teaching these physical principles and highlighting their relevance to clinical practice. Questions are presented at the beginning of each case. The answers with accompanying discussions are a valuable teaching tool.
Assessment: This is a high quality book that succeeds in teaching MRI principles by using case examples, and thereby highlights the relevance of these principles to clinical practice. This is one of the best examples of the utility of a case-based approach for teaching I have seen. The book is clearly written and the image quality is excellent. The only suggestion I have for improvement is that it would be helpful to have a listing of all of the cases at the end of the book.