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Book and Media Reviews
January 14, 2009

Imaging in Oncology

JAMA. 2009;301(2):221-222. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.920

Oncologic imaging uses multiple imaging modalities to detect tumors, stage lesions, monitor therapy, and perform surveillance for tumor recurrence. This 20-chapter, 547-page text, filled with clinical imaging pearls, provides a summary description of imaging in patients with cancer. The editors intended to provide a “scholarly overview of cancer imaging, incorporating the most recent research and clinical advances in oncologic radiology.” The editors have 6 specific aims for the text, the first of which is “to serve as an up to date, broad overview of oncologic imaging for radiologists and all involved in oncologic care, particularly oncologists and radiation therapists.” These well-intentioned goals are only partially met in the ensuing chapters.

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