BASIC RADIOLOGY a LANGE medical book second EDITION Ebook PDF download
BASIC RADIOLOGY a LANGE medical book second EDITION Ebook PDF download The primary goal of this book was to create a concise text on current radiologic imaging for medical students and residents not
specializing in radiology. After the first two introductory chapters, subsequent chapters employ an organ-system approach.
Imaging techniques pertinent to the organ system, including their appropriate indications and use, are presented. Question-oriented
exercises highlight the most commonly encountered diseases for each organ system.
The first chapter describes the various diagnostic imaging techniques that are available: conventional radiography, nuclear
medicine, ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. In recent years, many new
techniques, such as CT angiography, CT colonography, MR angiography, MR cholangiopancreatography, and positron emission
BASIC RADIOLOGY a LANGE medical book second EDITION Ebook PDF download tomography (PET)/CT have emerged with new generations of CT and MR equipment. The second chapter gives an overview of
the physics of radiation and its related biological effects, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. The remaining chapters
focus on the individual organ systems of the heart, lungs, breast, bones, joints, abdomen, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract,
liver, biliary system, pancreas, brain, and spine. The chapters have a similar format to provide a consistent presentation. Each
chapter briefly describes recent developments in the radiologic imaging of these organ systems. This is followed by a description
of the normal anatomy and a discussion of the most appropriate and rational imaging techniques for evaluating each organ sys-
tem. Each chapter stresses the proper selection of each imaging examination based on clinical presentation, need for patient
preparation, and potential conflicts between techniques. Finally, all chapters end with questions and imaging exercises to en-
hance and reinforce the principles of each chapter. All exercises include numerous images and specific questions focusing on
common diseases or symptoms. One question per case is used in all exercises, and the case and question numbers are matched
for clarity. A short list of suggested readings and general references is included at the end of each chapter.
We hope that this book will help medical students and residents not specializing in radiology to better comprehend the ba-
sics of each imaging technique. Ideally, this book will also aid them in selecting and requesting the most appropriate imaging
modality for each patient’s presenting symptoms.
Our further hope is that the interactive exercises presented will familiarize
readers with the more common diseases that current radiologic imaging can best evaluate.
We wish to thank Allen D. Elster, MD, Director of the Division of Radiologic Sciences and Professor and Chairman of the
Department of Radiology of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and C. Douglas Maynard, MD, now retired former
Director of Division of Radiologic Sciences and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology of the Wake Forest
University School of Medicine, who have provided us with the supportive environment needed to complete this endeavor.
This book would not have been possible without the able support of Michael Weitz, Karen Edmonson, Laura Libretti, and their fine
associates at Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill.