Introduction.- Patterns of lung disease (interstitial/alveolar).- Misplaced tubes and wires.- Volume loss.- Pneumonia.- Pleural effusion.- Pulmonary edema.- Pulmonary vascular disease.- Neoplasms.- Emphysema.- Pulmonary fibrosis.- Inhalational diseases.- Miscellaneous diffuse pulmonary diseases.- Mediastinum.- Tracheobronchial.- Aorta.- Cardiac.- Diaphragm.- Esophagus.- Abnormalities outside heart and lungs.
This book is an introduction to chest radiology, specifically designed for the needs of first-year residents. On the first rotation in chest imaging, radiology residents are asked to learn significant amounts of information at a fast and unrelenting pace. However, most current books are densely written and contain far more material than residents need to know. Moreover, the number, variety, and quality of images is often limited.
What Radiology Residents Need to Know: Chest Radiology answers these needs by presenting the important information in bullet fashion, divided into convenient sub-units, such as "clinical information," "imaging findings," and "management." In most cases, an individual pathological condition can be presented in one page or less. This book covers such topics as volume loss, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, inhalation diseases, and pulmonary, mediastinal, and pleural tumor imaging. In addition, it contains tips on approaching and interpreting chest radiographs and CT based on decades of practical experience and teaching residents at the work station.
With liberal use of illustrations in the text and an online bank of many more high-quality images, this book gives readers a comprehensive library of chest imaging scans and serves as an ideal guide for radiology residents.
Ronald Eisenberg, MD, JD is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a Staff Radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has published widely in radiology, including The Right Imaging Study: A Guide for Physicians (2008) with Springer.