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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Susan Lura Sanson, MEd, RT (R)(QM)(Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Description: This is the third edition of a book for radiologic technologists covering pathology of the skeletal, respiratory, abdominal and gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, urinary, reproductive, hemopoietic, and central nervous systems. In addition, a chapter dedicated to trauma has been added. The chapter layout includes an outline, objectives, and key terms section along with a brief review of anatomy. At the end of each chapter there are review questions, some of which are open-ended to stimulate discussion and critical thinking.
Purpose: The pathology presented in this book will enhance students' clinical experience by providing an understanding of why an examination is being ordered.
Audience: It is designed for the student radiographer with prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The authors believe that a radiographic pathology course should come a bit later in training when a student can appreciate and focus on why an examination is being completed.
Features: The images are of high quality and clearly labeled to assist students in identifying the various pathologies.
Assessment: This is a great pathology text for the student radiographer. The authors provide a brief anatomy overview and then cover a variety of disease processes for each system. The chapter layout with an outline, objectives, and key terms will be very helpful for the student. This edition is expanded and the trauma section is well done. The images are of high quality and clearly labeled, which is essential in a pathology textbook. The open-ended questions are very helpful in stimulating classroom discussion. I would recommend this book for use in a radiologic technology program.