Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students
April 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is an ideal companion for medical students and clinicians, with a focus on medical learning and patient management to support clerkship rotations and internship training.
This brand new title delivers comprehensive radiological illustrations of various pathologies on different modalities, guiding the reader through the processes of understanding different imaging techniques, requesting the most appropriate medical imaging modality and procedure in order to reach a clinical diagnosis.
With a simple approach to a wide-range of organ-based important pathologies from an imaging point of view, this comprehensively illustrated volume uses a simple consistent categorization scheme.
Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students includes:
• In-depth evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses for each modality
• Explanations of the basic physics of different imaging modalities
• An accessible overview of the current FDA and ACR guidelines for imaging safety, radiation risks, with special guidelines for imaging children and pregnant women
• An exploration of a wide-range of organ-based pathologies from an imaging point of view
• A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/birchard featuring self-assessment MCQs, downloadable pdfs of algorithms, and all the images from the book
Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is a timely, manageable and concise learning resource, with broad topic coverage and enhanced learning features to help students and clinicians answer the question, ‘which test should I order?’ and confidently diagnose and manage conditions.
About the companion website viii
1 Basic principles of radiologic modalities 1
Mamdoh AlObaidy Kiran Reddy Busireddy and Richard C. Semelka
2 Imaging studies: What study and when to order? 10
Kiran Reddy Busireddy Miguel Ramalho and Mamdoh AlObaidy
3 Chest imaging 27
Saowanee Srirattanapong and Katherine R. Birchard
4 Cardiac imaging 49
Nicole T. Tran and J. Larry Klein
5 Abdominopelvic imaging 65
Pinakpani Roy and Lauren M.B. Burke
6 Brain imaging 96
Joana N. Ramalho and Mauricio Castillo
7 Spine imaging 116
Joana N. Ramalho and Mauricio Castillo
8 Head and neck imaging 136
Joana N. Ramalho Kiran Reddy Busireddy and Benjamin Huang
9 Musculoskeletal imaging 163
Daniel B. Nissman Frank W. Shields IV and Matthew S. Chin
10 Breast imaging 201
Susan Ormsbee Holley
11 Pediatric imaging 213
Cassandra M. Sams
12 Interventional Radiology 235
Ari J. Isaacson Sarah Thomas J.T. Cardella and Lauren M.B. Burke
Katherine R. Birchard is Assistant Professor of Radiology, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kiran Reddy Busireddy, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Richard C. Semelka is Professor of Radiology, Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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