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Imaging Strategies in Oncology

Imaging Strategies in Oncology

by David D Stark, Daniel Vanel
     
 

Category winner 1994 British Book Design and Production exhibition

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Category winner 1994 British Book Design and Production exhibition

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2 Stars from Doody
Andrew Sonin
This book addresses the diagnostic imaging of cancer in its various forms throughout the body, organized by an organ-systems approach. The authors' stated purpose is to serve as a working guideline for oncological diagnosis and staging. However, because of the many different types of diseases discussed and the large number of authors, there is little cohesiveness in style or content. The targeted audience is primarily the practicing radiologist, and secondarily the oncologist. The book contains an appropriate assortment of high-quality radiographic images, most of which were generated using current technology. References are up-to-date in some sections, less so in others. The decision tables provided do not seem to provide additional information and are sometimes difficult to follow. Algorithms given often differ from those familiar to medical practice in the U.S., in large part the result of the significant contribution by European authors. This attractively presented book suffers from a lack of focus or cohesiveness. Although certain chapters are well written and referenced, others are less so. Specifically, several of the chapters written by European authors are written in language and style that American readers may find difficult to follow. Although it may serve well as a supplemental volume for specialists in oncology, it will not likely prove useful for the typical radiology library.
Booknews
A practical volume designed to give advice on how to select the most effective imaging modalities for every form of cancer, The strategies and criteria for deciding between the modalities are summarized in algorithms in each chapter. Illustrated with some 700 state-of-the-art images, including MR, CT, ultrasound, mammograms, and plain film. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Andrew Sonin, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book addresses the diagnostic imaging of cancer in its various forms throughout the body, organized by an organ-systems approach.
Purpose: The authors' stated purpose is to serve as a working guideline for oncological diagnosis and staging. However, because of the many different types of diseases discussed and the large number of authors, there is little cohesiveness in style or content.
Audience: The targeted audience is primarily the practicing radiologist, and secondarily the oncologist.
Features: The book contains an appropriate assortment of high-quality radiographic images, most of which were generated using current technology. References are up-to-date in some sections, less so in others. The decision tables provided do not seem to provide additional information and are sometimes difficult to follow. Algorithms given often differ from those familiar to medical practice in the U.S., in large part the result of the significant contribution by European authors.
Assessment: This attractively presented book suffers from a lack of focus or cohesiveness. Although certain chapters are well written and referenced, others are less so. Specifically, several of the chapters written by European authors are written in language and style that American readers may find difficult to follow. Although it may serve well as a supplemental volume for specialists in oncology, it will not likely prove useful for the typical radiology library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853170522
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Vanel, MD, is the Chairman Designate of the Department of Radiology at the Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, and Visiting Professor of Radiology in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. David Stark, MD, is Professor of Radiology and Director of MRI at the Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, USA.

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