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The Hands-on Guide to Imaging

ISBN: 978-1-4051-4021-8
240 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This brand new text, is an essential practical guide for junior doctors and medical students making the transition from medical school to life on the wards. .

'I think that this book is an excellent idea.' 4th year medical student

The hands-on guide to imaging takes a systems focused approach and is very easy to consult when on the job. Written to help you get the most of your Radiology department, this book gives you:

  • Pointers on how to evaluate the appropriate Radiology required
  • Reference on patient care and preparation
  • Guidance on analysing results and patient feedback
  • Advice on following the correct procedures
  • The best information about imaging techniques
  • 150 detailed images
  • Help on how to deal effectively with the Radiology department
  • Health and Safety advice
  • Hints on how to organise paperwork and work through the mass of hospital forms
  • Details on how to manage budgets effectively
  • A quick reference, pocket-sized reassurance

This book intends to help you understand the practical issues that aren't taught at Medical School. Why not see for yourself how it can help you?

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Table of Contents

List of contributors.





Chapter 1 Making Best Use of the Radiology Department.

Chapter 2 Imaging Techniques.

Chapter 3 Respiratory system.

Chapter 4 Cardiovascular System.

Chapter 5 The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract.

Chapter 6 The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.

Chapter 7 Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Imaging.

Chapter 8 The Breast.

Chapter 9 Musculoskeletal System.

Chapter 10 The Neck.

Chapter 11 The Urogenital Tract.

Chapter 12 Central Nervous System.


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Author Information

Dr David Howlett MRCP FRCR is a Consultant Radiologist at Eastbourne District General Hospital. Eastbourne will be involved in the teaching of new medical students at Brighton Medical School and Dr Howlett is keen to utilise his large collection of teaching films.
He is the co-editor of another Blackwell Publishing title, Cases in Surgical Radiology, which was published in September 2001.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Covers a wide spectrum of imaging modalities that junior doctors are likely to encounter and use on the wards.
  • Covers the role of imaging in diagnosing and managing a variety of common conditions
  • Chapters will take a systems based approach,
  • High quality illustrations cover all commonly encountered medical and surgical conditions
  • Identifies the practical issues of imaging
  • Includes a section on how to get the best out of your local Radiology dept and how to prepare patients for imaging.
  • Written in a reader-friendly style with good use of bullet points and key facts
  • Pocket-sized and affordable
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