Clinical Radiology: The Essentials, 3rd Edition

Clinical radiology the essentialsBy

  • Richard H Daffner M.D., F.A.C.R.

Written for medical students beginning clinical rotations, this book covers the topics most often included in introductory radiology courses. It emphasizes clinical problem solving, relates radiologic abnormalities to pathophysiology, and offers guidelines for selecting imaging studies in specific clinical situations. More than 1,200 images show variations in radiologic appearances of common disorders.

This thoroughly revised Third Edition reflects state-of-the-art advances and includes new material on current interventional techniques and cardiac imaging. Nearly 200 new illustrations have been added and some older illustrations have been replaced by new ones reflecting contemporary imaging. This edition also includes an appendix of diagnostic pearls.

Key Features

  • Stresses the fundamentals of imaging abnormalities grouped into common pathologic categories
  • Organized by organ system, each of the clinical chapters is divided into three sections: technical considerations, anatomic considerations, and pathologic considerations
  • High-quality illustrations, showing variations on a theme in common disorders
  • Suggested additional readings at the end of each chapter
  • Indications/contraindications for selecting appropriate imaging studies in specific clinical situations
  • Pediatric disorders are integrated into each chapter
  • Author is an experienced educator and writes in an engaging, easy-to-read style

Third Edition Highlights

  • New material includes discussions on current interventional techniques and cardiac imaging the reader is likely to encounter
  • Addition of nearly 200 new figure parts and replacement of some older figures with those that reflect the latest imaging
  • Appendix of diagnostic pearls



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