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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Seth Jay Kligerman, MD, MS (University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Description: The authors of this book do a wonderful job of describing both the normal anatomy and pathology that affect both large and small airways.
Purpose: According to the authors, the book was created to evaluate the anatomy and pathology involving both large and small airways using modern imaging techniques. These are worthy objectives given the recent advances in airway imaging and the book meets this objective.
Audience: The authors do not specify a target audience, but it appears it is intended for practitioners who specialize in thoracic radiology or thoracic radiology fellows. The authors are the top authorities in the field.
Features: The book covers new imaging modalities in the evaluation of the large and small airways. These include three-dimensional bronchial mapping, endobronchial ultrasound, etc. A general overview of both the anatomy and pathology of the airways is incredibly valuable given the complexity of this subject. The images are top notch as are the pathology slides. The book does not evaluate parenchymal abnormalities, thus limiting its scope.
Assessment: This is a wonderful book on the evaluation of the airways, both normal and abnormal. This is very useful resource for those looking to master the complexities of the tracheobronchial tree and helps us understand the new imaging modalities that allow us to visualize them.