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June 26, 1981

Pearls in Diagnostic Radiology

Author Affiliations

Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC

JAMA. 1981;245(24):2533. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310490051032

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The most interesting approach to learning for most radiologists is that of examining the x-ray films of a case that can be diagnosed on the basis of the radiological findings. Dr Rosenbaum has used this case-oriented approach in his collection of 60 cases. The cases are divided among 12 fascicles under general headings that include chest, cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary, and orthopedic radiology. Four of the fascicles deal exclusively with pediatric cases.

Individual fascicles are stapled together, then placed in a three-ring binder. This arrangement conveniently allows one to use one or a few of the fascicles rather than carry the entire collection.

The diagnosis of each case is presented as an unknown. The x-ray films are shown on the first two pages, along with pertinent clinical information in most cases. This is followed by two pages of discussion and a few references.

The discussion of the radiological, pathological, and clinical