This is a succinct single-volume work covering the whole field of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology that gives basic radiological knowledge required in the initial stages of training. The greater use of imaging by clinicians, the introduction of new imaging modalities and the wide acceptance of interventional radiology has greatly increased the scope and importance of radiology.
Each chapter describes the use of various imaging modalities and then gives an account of the radiological changes in disease enumerating the likely diagnosis and signs rather than producing encyclopaedic lists. The important role of interventional radiology is brought to the fore.
It is not possible in a book this size to give details of the pathological aspects of the various conditions nor to discuss patient management. The aim is to give the trainee radiologist and the interested clinician an introduction to the wide field of radiology. The most appropriate imaging modalities are suggested together with the indications for interventional procedures.
Chapters incorporate those medical conditions appropriate for radiology trainees as well as a list of approximately 10-15 review articles or relevant books are included for further reading at the end of each chapter. This enables the student to obtain in-depth information that is beyond the scope of the book.
This book offers the trainee radiologist a concise yet authoritative overview of radiology today.
An ideal general reference textbook, it will also help students of radiology identify special areas of interest for further study in the vast spectrum of activity that is clinical radiology today.
I highly recommend this excellent book to all trainees in radiology.