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Books, Journals, New Media
September 22/29, 2004


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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(12):1496-1497. doi:10.1001/jama.292.12.1496

Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology, sixth edition, by Robert A. Novelline, MD, is a thorough and extremely well-written introductory text geared primarily for medical students and residents. Originally written by Lucy F. Squire, MD, and now completely expanded, revised, and updated by Dr Novelline, it is outstanding, easy to read, and cohesive.

The first several of the book's 20 chapters cover introductory material about x-rays, radiologic techniques, normal radiological anatomy, and the interpretation of the chest radiograph. These introductory chapters are superb and include numerous anatomic drawings, photographs, and correlative images to maintain reader interest and comprehension. In addition to plain films, the chapter on normal radiological anatomy includes anatomically labeled computed tomographic (CT) scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis, a tremendous aid to readers trying to familiarize themselves with this technique.

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