Clinical Imaging: With Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials

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Mosby, 1999 - Medical - 1077 pages
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A group of 16 leading experts contributed to CLINICAL IMAGING, creating a goldmine of information for chiropractic, radiology and osteopathic students and practitioners. This comprehensive text covers skeletal, chest, abdomen, brain and spinal cord imaging in a format that emphasizes plain film radiography and integrates it with MRI and CT. The authors use a unique pattern approach to understanding imaging diagnosis combined with detailed descriptions of disease entities found in more traditional textbooks. The pattern approach helps the reader transition from image to differential diagnosis, by learning to recognize patterns of abnormality and then developing a list of possible diagnoses. This heavily illustrated, user-friendly text clearly explains what clinical imaging is all about.

* Includes skeletal, chest, abdomen, brain and spinal cord imaging, not just skeletal radiology. * Emphasizes plain film radiography and integrates it with MRI and CT throughout the text to increase knowledge of various imaging types. * Features the utility of a pattern approach to understanding imaging diagnosis, along with traditional, detailed descriptions of disease entities. The pattern approach allows the reader to begin with the image presentation and progress to the responsible disease, rather than requiring the reader to begin with the disease and progress to the image presentation. * Contains detailed descriptions of disease entities listed alphabetically in a consistent format that includes background, imaging findings, clinical comments and key concepts. * Provides extensive cross referencing from pattern to disease descriptions to help the reader find detailed information quickly. * Contains over 2,400 high quality photos and illustrations - a key aid in learning imaging material. * Addresses pertinent technical information including: an extensive radiology chapter on physics with algorithms for improving film quality. comprehensive information on positioning and roentgenometrics. detailed information on traumatic injuries organized in table format, making the material easy to find and follow. thorough discussion of disk degeneration and herniations located in one chapter. * Features an author team of 16 chiropractors and medical doctors who provide an authoritative perspective and definitive resource of information. * Includes time-saving and user-friendly learning tools, such as: a glossary of nearly 500 radiological terms that enables beginning students to use the book without prior radiology knowledge. a Pathology Quick Reference on the inside front cover that lists pathologies and corresponding figure numbers. endsheets which contain a listing of radiology mnemonics that assist readers in remembering lists of differential diagnoses. * Contains thumbnail tabs for quick reference - along the right border to differentiate the book's five parts, and along the top for identification of pattern chapters.

Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-469-7

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Contents

part one Introduction to Imaging
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Plain Radiographic Imaging 3 Robert percuoco
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Radiographic Positioning
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