- Niranjan Khandelwal MD DNB , Professor and Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
- Veena Chowdhury MD, Director Professor and Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
- Arun Kumar Gupta MD MAMS, Professor and Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Third edition of this book will serve as a comprehensive updated reference book for postgraduates, practising radiologists, and chest physicians. This book is devoted to Emergency and Chest Radiology and has been written to provide the radiologist in training, in practice or teaching, physician and surgeon, an integrated review of the role of various imaging modalities and roentgen features seen in diseases of the chest and in acute emergency situations, both medical and surgical, including trauma. Importance of chest radiograph in the diagnosis of various diseases has been dealt with in depth in all the chapters. Technique of CT and its recent advances in the evaluation of chest diseases and potential of MRI for evaluation of thoracic lesions are covered in separate chapters. Detailed discussion on the clinicopathological aspects and radiology in common thoracic diseases like tuberculosis, nontubercular infections and malignancy, role of HRCT in specific conditions and infections in immunocompromised hosts are included. All the chapters provide information about the recent developments in various fields. Importance of having diagnostic technical facilities and role of a radiologist in handling the patient in acute emergency are highlighted. The role of plain radiograph, US and CT in nontraumatic acute abdomen are covered in separate chapters. The comprehensive discussion on the indications and importance of various imaging techniques in the practice of emergency and chest radiology, a systematic approach for imaging a patient with trauma affecting different organ system are covered in this book. This book both instructive and informative for the improved use of radiological resources which in turn will serve the common goal of good health care for the benefit of patients everywhere.