The Abdominal Plain Film with Correlative Imaging / Edition 2

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Overview

The new edition of this popular text provides essential information on the third most common conventional radiographic study.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Matthew J. Bassignani, MD (University of Virginia Health Sciences Center)
Description: This second edition of a book first published in 1990 details interpretation of the abdominal radiograph from a pattern approach. The book addresses an art that may fall out of favor given today's emphasis on cross- sectional imaging modalities.
Purpose: Initial chapters describe the uses, limitations, and technical considerations of abdominal radiography. The evaluation of gas patterns, masses, and calcifications in the abdomen follows. The bulk of the chapters examine in great detail the organs and regions within the abdomen seen on abdominal radiography. An innovative chapter on surgical radiodensities concludes the book.
Audience: Although the authors' audience seems to be radiologists in large facilities, I believe general radiologists would benefit as well. Radiology residents would find it a helpful review. Also, our medical and surgical colleagues may find it a useful reference.
Features: The authors provide a thorough examination of abdominal radiographic interpretation. The depth of their discussion into the meaning of various radiographic patterns proves their expertise. Teaching points are illustrated copiously. Some chapters had few to no up-to-date references. References are lacking in many areas that require further classification. Despite abundant images, some were mislabeled, while others were so dark that the pathologic entity could not be identified. Finally, some images were so magnified that the lines making up the image were discernible and distracting.
Assessment: This book would be a useful addition to a radiology resident's library. However, when grappling with the high cost of radiology books, I can only offer that texts by Laufer and Levine and Eisenberg address many of the issues found in this book. The limitations described above must be considered in this context. I would suggest the wisest approach to any consumer is to preview each of these books before making a choice.
Matthew J. Bassignani
This second edition of a book first published in 1990 details interpretation of the abdominal radiograph from a pattern approach. The book addresses an art that may fall out of favor given today's emphasis on cross- sectional imaging modalities. Initial chapters describe the uses, limitations, and technical considerations of abdominal radiography. The evaluation of gas patterns, masses, and calcifications in the abdomen follows. The bulk of the chapters examine in great detail the organs and regions within the abdomen seen on abdominal radiography. An innovative chapter on surgical radiodensities concludes the book. Although the authors' audience seems to be radiologists in large facilities, I believe general radiologists would benefit as well. Radiology residents would find it a helpful review. Also, our medical and surgical colleagues may find it a useful reference. The authors provide a thorough examination of abdominal radiographic interpretation. The depth of their discussion into the meaning of various radiographic patterns proves their expertise. Teaching points are illustrated copiously. Some chapters had few to no up-to-date references. References are lacking in many areas that require further classification. Despite abundant images, some were mislabeled, while others were so dark that the pathologic entity could not be identified. Finally, some images were so magnified that the lines making up the image were discernible and distracting. This book would be a useful addition to a radiology resident's library. However, when grappling with the high cost of radiology books, I can only offer that texts by Laufer and Levine and Eisenberg address many of the issues foundin this book. The limitations described above must be considered in this context. I would suggest the wisest approach to any consumer is to preview each of these books before making a choice.
Booknews
New edition of a text that presents information on plain film imaging which, despite the inroads of newer technology, remains the third most common conventional radiographic study widely requested by physicians. The 10 chapters are devoted solely to abnormalities of adults and includes correlative imaging for some pathologic entities to demonstrate how plain film features are displayed and confirmed by other modalities. Extensively illustrated with b&w images. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838502754
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/2/1998
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 652
  • Product dimensions: 8.69 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Uses, Limitations, and Technical Considerations 1
2 Principles of Abdominal Plain Film Interpretation 15
3 Plain Film Radiology of the Peritoneal and Retroperitoneal Spaces 87
4 The Plain Film Assessment of the Stomach and Duodenum 177
5 Plain Film Radiology of the Intestines and Appendix 217
6 Plain Films of the Liver, Bile Ducts, and Spleen 369
7 Plain Film Radiology of the Pancreas and Adrenal Glands 453
8 Plain Film Findings in the Urinary Tract 489
9 Plain Film Radiology of the Female and Male Genital Tracts 565
10 Radiology of Opaque Surgical Materials and Other Extraneous Radiodensities 613
Index 641
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