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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Scott E Forseen, MD, MS (Medical College of Georgia)
Description: This installment in the popular Specialty Imaging series from Amirsys covers the temporal bone, with contributions from respected experts in head and neck imaging.
Purpose: It is designed to provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of the complex anatomy, diagnoses, and differential diagnoses of the temporal bones. Readers will recognize the classic Amirsys bullet format and high-quality illustrations that have contributed to the success of this series.
Audience: Although not explicitly geared toward any particular audience, this book likely will be well received by residents, fellows, and faculty in radiology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery. The list of editors and contributors reads like a who's who in the field of head and neck radiology.
Features: The book presents a comprehensive and concise review of the anatomy, diagnoses, and differential diagnoses of the temporal bones, broken down by anatomic regions. Each section begins with an overview, followed by an anatomic review, relevant diagnoses, and expert differential diagnoses. The book is richly illustrated and contains numerous CT and MR imaging studies that demonstrate the relevant anatomy and imaging findings. It delivers on the promise of providing a condensed review of essential information for fast and easy comprehension.
Assessment: This joins a growing list of excellent books in the Amirsys collection characterized by condensed and easy to comprehend text, the highest quality illustrations, and voluminous clinical images, presented by the most respected experts in the field.