Description: This overview of radiology provides essential information on many aspects of the field in a format useful for rapid review and reference.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide guidance in ordering appropriate imaging studies, understanding key radiology modalities and concepts, understanding how imaging can contribute to patient management, learning basic principles of image interpretation, and understanding safety issues.
Audience: It is intended for medical students, interns, and medical and surgical residents as a guide to the appropriate use of various imaging studies. The book also may be useful for first-year radiology trainees.
Features: A chapter with essential information begins the book, followed by a combination of organ-based and modality-based chapters. The book presents information regarding the key imaging modalities, how imaging contributes to effective patient management, and appropriate use of these imaging studies. The abbreviated format lends itself to quick reference and review for efficient access to the information. The book could use a few more references.
Assessment: This is an excellent overview of radiology for medical students, interns, and nonradiology residents, and should help them in understanding when to use these studies and how to use the information gained by the studies. It can serve as a valuable reference.