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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Stephen C. Voron, MD (University of Utah School of Medicine)
Description: This book on post-therapeutic imaging consists of 11 chapters divided into three sections covering the cranium, head and neck (orbit, pituitary gland, temporal bone, paranasal sinuses, neck and craniocervical junction), and spine (cervicothoracic spine, lumbar spine, spinal instrumentation from the radiologist's perspective and the surgeon's perspective).
Purpose: The book fulfills its goal of enabling "the imaging physician to better approach the clinicoradiologic work-up and analysis of the post-therapeutic patient." Such a book is valuable because most radiologic texts generally provide limited discussion of post-therapeutic imaging.
Audience: The editor has assembled 24 contributors, surgeons and radiologists, many of whom are established educators and experts in their fields, to compile a book on post-therapeutic imaging in the anatomical areas encompassed by neuroradiology. The book should appeal to neuroradiologists and interested general radiologists, and selected chapters will be of interest to neurosurgeons and head and neck surgeons.
Features: The book is well illustrated with MRI and CT scans and occasional other imaging studies and drawings of very good quality. Each chapter is well organized, easy to read, and well referenced.
Assessment: This book commendably fills a niche in neurodiagnostic imaging texts in providing practical information on post-therapeutic imaging. At $125, the book is reasonably priced for a well-illustrated subspecialty radiology text. I recommend the book for purchase by neuroradiologists, hospital and department libraries, and bookstores.