Detecting an abnormality is the first important step in radiological diagnosis. A thorough knowledge of how disease processes cause abnormal radiological appearances is needed to identify and interpret radiological images accurately.
Radiology of the Chest and Related Conditions provides an extensive reference text and an accompanying database of images on CD-ROM. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the various disease processes affecting the chest and related abnormalities. It discusses biopsy and bronchography, as well as a variety of imaging techniques including radiography, fluoroscopy, tomography, and ultrasound. The text features helpful guidelines for the interpretation of radiological images, and an introduction to chest radiograph interpretation, basic anatomy, and physiology.
Featuring over 8,600 image files with corresponding case notes and descriptions, the companion CD-ROM includes a copy of the text and a complete list of references. This valuable set supplies a wealth of information for radiologists in practice and in training.
Table of Contents
Reading of Chest Radiographs, Some Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Lung Consolidation, Ground Glass Shadowing, Obstructive Emphysema, Collateral Air-drift, Mucoceles, Patterns of Collapse, Ling Torsion and Herniation
Tracheal and Bronchial Developmental Abnormalities, and Inflammatory Diseases
Lung and Tracheo-Bronchial Tumours
Less Common Lung and Bronchial Tumours; Bronchiolo-Alveolar Ca., Carcinoids, Hamartomas, reticuloses, Protein Disorders, Lung Deposits and Leukaemia
Cavitation, Thin-walled Cysts and Bullae, Their Association with Tumours. Emphysema. Fat and Calcification. Spurious Tumours. Intravascular, Pulmonary Interstitial & Mediastinal Gas, and Pneumoperitoneum
The Pulmonary and Bronchial Vessels, Pulmonary Vascular Abnormalities
Pulmonary Oedema, Lymphangitis Carcinomatosa and ARDS
Systemic Veins of the Thorax
The Aorta and Related Disorders
Chest Trauma, Iatrogenic Trauma
The Neck, Thoracic Inlet and Outlet, the Axillae and Chest Wall, the Ribs, Sternum and Clavicles
The Thoracic Lymphatic System and Lymph Nodes, and the Spread of Tumours
The Extra-Pleural Spaces and Pleural Spaces
The Phrenic Nerves, Diaphragm and Pericardium
The Spread of Chest Tumours to the Abdomen, and Some Abdominal Tumours to the Chest
Inflammatory, Hypersensitivity and Immune Lung Diseases
Techniques for Chest Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Tomography (including CT and MR) and Ultrasound
Biopsy etc. Procedures and Bronchography
Skeletal, Muscle, Brain, etc. Deposits and Some Isotope Procedures
Hormonal and Para-Neoplastic Syndromes
"The net effect of the author's judicious writing is that the book … remains a cover-to-cover read … [It] contains a number of features that facilitate learning. … The tables are easily readable and nicely complement the text. … In summary, the 4th edition of Principles of Pulmonary Medicine is a practical, user-friendly, well-written, timely introduction to pulmonary medicine."
- Respiratory Care, July 2004, Vol. 49, No. 7
"…a treasure of radiological images ranging from the most practical to the esoteric. The fine illustrations are readily found using the index and search system supplied. The work will serve well as a reference for trainees and as a companion to the practicing radiologist."
Dr. W. R. Eyler, former Chairman, Radiology Department, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, and Editor Emeritus of Radiology