Thoracic Radiology: The Requisitesby Theresa C. McLoud
As part of the successful THE REQUISITES series, the second edition of Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites, by Theresa McLoud, MD and Phillip Boiselle, MD, presents the most essential information you need to know about chest radiology, including some of the more recent techniques in chest imaging such as CTA and PET imaging. Its concise and up-to-date coverage
As part of the successful THE REQUISITES series, the second edition of Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites, by Theresa McLoud, MD and Phillip Boiselle, MD, presents the most essential information you need to know about chest radiology, including some of the more recent techniques in chest imaging such as CTA and PET imaging. Its concise and up-to-date coverage prepares you for examinations and clinical practice. Abundantly illustrated with over 800 images and covering all functional units of chest organs, this book discusses diagnostic imaging of the most frequently seen problems and the interventional techniques performed in thoracic radiology.
- Find what you need quickly and easily – Numerous tables, charts and boxes summarize clinical features, pathology and radiographic signs to reinforce important techniques.
- See imaging findings as they appear in practice covering the full array of thoracic conditions.
- Get all you need to know from this comprehensive yet concise source which contains the essential principles that residents and practitioners need to know.
- Keep up with cutting-edge topics such as the new classification of interstitial pneumonias, the impact of helical CT in diagnosing pulmonary embolism, CT angiography, computed radiography, three-dimensional imaging of the airways, and emerging infections and bioterrorism infectious agents,.
- Expand your understanding of PET imaging and pulmonary vascular abnormalities, as well as many other topics, with updated and enhanced chapters that feature new images throughout.
Description: This book provides essential or core material (with emphasis on common thoracic diseases) that radiology residents and practicing radiologists must master for clinical practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a curriculum of the most important requisites in thoracic radiology to benefit residents at any level, fellows in allied clinical fields, and the practicing radiologist. These worthy objectives are satisfied.
Audience: This is an excellent book for not only the first and second rotations on a chest radiology service, but also to serve as a primary reference for board exam review. It is perfect for radiology residents of all levels, particularly first year and fourth year as a board review. It will be beneficial to fellows in thoracic surgery, pulmonary medicine, and critical care. The practicing radiologist will find this to be an excellent review and a primer for new material. I will use this to guide my teaching efforts and as a reference for a core curriculum.
Features: It includes information on imaging methods, basic anatomy, cardinal radiographic signs, and information on all commonly encountered thoracic processes. Numerous tables and boxes summarize clinical features, pathology, and radiographic signs as a form of review and reinforcement of important points. Outstanding features include the focus on common thoracic problems, excellent photography, and the table and box format to reinforce important information. There are no shortcomings.
Assessment: This is an outstanding contribution to radiology literature. The information covered is appropriate, accurate, and well presented in a concise fashion. It will be most useful for radiology residents throughout the training program and as a review for board exams. I plan to institute this book as required reading for first year residents, as it provides a core curriculum of thoracic radiology.
Meet the Author
Associate Radiologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director of Education & Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
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