May 21, 1997

Complications in Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

Author Affiliations

Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn


edited by George Ansell, Michael A. Bettman, John A. Kaufman, and Robert A. Wilkins, 3rd ed, 720 pp, with illus, $225, ISBN 0-86542-243-5, Cambridge, Mass, Blackwell Science, 1996.

JAMA. 1997;277(19):1563. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540430075039

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This splendid work places within reach a single reference source for the many issues of patient management and potential complications in the currently evolved practice of radiology. It includes not only complications related to the wide range of interventional procedures, but also the elements of biologic risk inherent in the use of isotopes and diagnostic equipment such as fluoroscopes, computed tomography scanners, ultrasound machines, magnetic resonance imagers, and even different types of lasers. Many examples of technique are presented, and preventive measures are emphasized throughout.

In this expanded and updated version, the two editors from the United Kingdom of the previous edition are joined by two new US editors. Additionally, there are 71 contributors from the United Kingdom and the United States, and one each from Ireland and Australia. All have made excellent contributions, and the improvement in quality between editions is great.

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