Thoracic Imaging: Case Review Series / Edition 2

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Thoracic Imaging: Case Review, by Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, Theresa C. McLoud, MD and Gerald F. Abbott, MD, tests your ability to interpret a wide range of images seen in practice. The completely revised edition of this title in the popular Case Review series features all-new cases and superb-quality accompanying images that explore the newest imaging modalities, including new treatment guidelines for lung cancer, HIV/AIDS, and pneumonia. This complete study of thoracic imaging has been organized for quick reference and easy board and recertification review. Easily find and study the most challenging topics from among approximately 200 cases-organized by difficulty - and 400 images - with questions and answers, diagnoses, commentary, references, and cross-references to Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites.

  • Study effectively with content that mimics the format of official exams as well as the everyday clinical experience-offering highly effective preparation for certification, recertification, and practice.
  • Supplement your thoracic imaging board prep and get greater depth of information with easy cross-referencing to Thoracic Radiology - the companion volume in The Requisites series.
  • Clearly see and interpret 400 high-quality, state-of-the-art images representing a wide range of clinical situations encountered in thoracic imaging.
  • Get fresh perspectives from 200 updated or new cases reflecting the most recent changes in thoracic imaging, including PET-CT, emerging pulmonary infections, smoking-related lung diseases, Fleischner guidelines for management of incidentally detected lung nodules, and ground glass and part-solid lung nodules.
  • Spend less time searching and more time learning with easy-to-navigate chapters focused on visual identification and diagnosis, and reorganized by degree of case difficulty.

A top-selling volume of the popular Case Review series with new and improved images throughout is the perfect tool to prepare for the toughest cases in Thoracic radiology.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer:Kenneth J McCabe, BS, BA, MD(University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description:This is a review book with references to the corresponding subjects in McCloud's Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites (Mosby, 1998).
Purpose:A case review book for the boards exam should consist of typical and some not-so-typical cases with succinct, information-packed discussions. A time saving review of cases should have a predictable pattern of answers including findings, differential diagnoses, and discussion. Images for cases should be well-digitized and well-printed for the best results when weighing studying time versus benefit. Those about to embark to Louisville also want references that are easy to find. This book is a good start at meeting these requirements.
Audience:The book is written for the resident about to embark on the boards exam.
Features:There are about 150 cases that are divided into easy, medium, and challenging. Cases are either typical or differential driven with questions about each case to provoke all aspects of a case: patient presentation, findings, differentials, facts, and treatment. The treatment questions are becoming increasingly important for boards. A number of cases have questions which give away the answers for the case, a format that may not be entirely helpful for those starting to study, or with poor self control. All of the cases have the essential ingredients of answer, differential, and discussion, but not necessarily in that or any order. This format does not equate with reading pleasure but makes reading more time efficient -- a necessary formula for boards-bound residents. The images are great for CT and MR imaging but chest radiographs are hit or miss in quality. I could discover the finding once I knew what to look for in some of the images. Better digitization of some of these radiographs could have made a big difference. The references that directly use the Thoracic requisites book are very helpful to look up more information on processes that are prevalent in my patient population. The areas at the bottom of the pages designated for notes are of variable length and of limited usefulness for notes due to small size.
Assessment:Overall, this is a good book to have in the arsenal of boards review books, but some small changes could make this a great book for boards.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323029995
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Series: Case Review Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 529,475
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Associate Radiologist-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs, Director, Thoracic Imaging Section, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Associate Radiologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director of Education & Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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Table of Contents

Opening Round Cases Fair Game Cases Challenge Cases
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