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March 6, 1987

Clinical Computed Tomography: Illustrated Procedural Guide

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Litchfield, Conn

Litchfield, Conn

JAMA. 1987;257(9):1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390090119040

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I doubt there is a physician who, at some time in his or her career, hasn't become the intimate friend of a book whose pages brim with succinct presentations of pragmatic material. In the burgeoning field of computed tomography (CT), there are many volumes that vie with each other in terms of size and weight. None, however, can rival the simplicity of presentation and demonstration of normal anatomy in Clinical Computed Tomography: Illustrated Procedural Guide.

The book is short by CT standards, several chapters being no more than four pages long ("Principles and Instrumentation," "Clinical Considerations for the CT Division and Technologist," and "Contrast Media Reactions"). These are meant to be no more than introductory in content, although even in their abbreviated form they yield useful information. The chapter that examines contrast media reactions deals only with manifestations of contrast allergy and the disease processes that may lead to renal