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