Here’s easy-to-follow advice in an easy-to-follow format. A practicing radiologist with many years of experience working in Emergency Departments explains how to successfully troubleshoot and accurately interpret radiologic images of the most commonly encountered conditions. For each body system, he reviews normal anatomy and normal variants, and addresses the many pitfalls that affect radiologic technique and the huge potential for misinterpreting the images.
"A basic textbook on Accident and Emergency Radiology for junior doctors, medical students, nurses and radiographers, and other professions allied to medicine. A practical and well-illustrated guide systematically written for easy reference. Plain films are accompanied with background information, and relevant anatomical knowledge to aid understanding. A must for any doctor aspiring to work in A&E and will provide a powerful body of methods for analyzing the diagnostic quality of and pathology present on X-rays." 3rd Year Medical Student, Edinburgh University, September 2004
- Covers the conditions most commonly encountered on an emergency basis or as the result of accidents.
- Reviews the knowledge of normal anatomy and normal anatomical variations essential to interpreting radiographs accurately.
- Discusses effective methods for analyzing the diagnostic quality of x-rays and interpreting the pathology.
- Addresses the many pitfalls and the enormous potential for error in technique and diagnosis.
- Use real-life cases of ‘memorable’ patients to illustrate relevant historical facts and insights.
Table of Contents
The approach to accident and emergency films
The plain skull X-ray in trauma
The thoracic spine
The lumbar spine
The shoulder girdle
The upper limb
Upper airway obstruction
The chest X-ray
The lower limb
Foreign bodies and penetrating injuries