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February 27, 1987

Cranial Computed Tomography: A Comprehensive Text

Author Affiliations

Rush-Presbyterian—St Luke's Medical Center Chicago

Rush-Presbyterian—St Luke's Medical Center Chicago

JAMA. 1987;257(8):1113. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390080103050

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This is not only a fine introductory text on cranial computed tomography, but also an excellent reference text, even for those with considerable experience in this field. Several things about this volume are particularly impressive. The quality of the photographs is superb, the labeling is unobstrusive, and the markings are easily readable. The illustrations are large and roughly the size one might encounter in actually reading a scan. Each photograph gives excellent history, and the legends are brief and informative. The book is approximately 85% illustrations, and in most instances the illustrations lie in close proximity to the text that describes them. The lists of references for each chapter are lengthy and extend up to 1983, with a few references appended on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome that are dated 1984.

The book deals briefly with the technical aspects of scanning, including a collection of scanning artifacts and explanations of why