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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Cris A. Zimmermann, RT (R)(Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This is a resource for any technologist or radiologist or clinician who needs to look at cross-sectional images. This second edition is an improvement on an already fantastic tool used in teaching cross-sectional imaging.
Purpose: The purpose is to allow readers the ability to view sectional images of several patients and compare them. Using CT, MRI 3D, and PET, readers will learn about the relationships of anatomical structures in sectional images. The book is necessary as an increasing number of images ordered these days are those done in CT/PET and MRI. The author once again comes through with an indispensable tool.
Audience: The primary audience is student radiographers and radiographers in the field of CT/MRI. It could certainly shed light on the number of sectional images seen in a radiology department for clinicians and radiology residents as well.
Features: Starting with an anatomical review, the book continues with in-depth discussions about sectional images. The thorough paragraphs adjacent to each sectional image point out some of the discrete as well as subtle changes from on slice to the next. The line drawings that accompany each image help to pinpoint the exact location of certain structures.
Assessment: As an instructor for a school of radiologic technology, I found this book a most comprehensive look at the field of cross-sectional images. The companion workbook will be enjoyed by all students and I appreciated the CD with test bank and images annotated and unannotated. The second edition cleans up some typographical errors and provides more in-depth information about pathology, as well as the much needed addition of PET and 3D images. The introduction chapter provides information about Houndsfield units, US and T1 versus T2 imaging in MRI. It is the best book to land on my desk on cross-sectional anatomy.