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January 30, 1960

The Essentials of Roentgen Interpretation

JAMA. 1960;172(5):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020050100035

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In preparing this volume the authors' aim has been to organize and describe the basic concepts of roentgen interpretation and to bridge the gap between an elementary text and the multiple-volume reference work. This has been satisfactorily accomplished in a single volume covering the entire field of roentgenologic diagnosis in a clear and concise manner. When necessary, methods of roentgenologic examinations are described. Differential diagnosis of the more common diseases is emphasized. The preparation of the patient prior to examination is discussed, as well as care before and after certain investigations.

The content is considered under the following headings: osseous system; brain and spinal cord; abdomen and gastrointestinal tract; urinary and female genital tracts; chest; and face, mouth, and jaws. A short introduction concerning discovery and nature of roentgen rays, equipment, and definitions and an appendix dealing with radiation hazards in roentgenologic diagnosis enhance the value of the book. The

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