August 1951

Fundamentals of Clinical Fluoroscopy.

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By Charles B. Storch, M.D. Price, $6.75. Pp. 196, with 217 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(2):267. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810080135020

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This book affords a concise summary of the basic concepts of fluoroscopy written in a manner directed toward the beginning or occasional fluoroscopist. The initial chapter deals with the basic concepts of the mechanics of fluoroscopy, protection from x-rays, and the importance of adequate dark adaptation. Subsequent chapters discuss fluoroscopy of the chest, the heart, the pharnyx and esophagus, the stomach, and the colon. Throughout the book illustrations serve to emphasize the important phases of the subject, and the total of 217 indicates the author's reliance on the visual method of teaching. The versatility of fluoroscopy is stressed, and demonstrations of its peculiar advantages over roentgenographic examinations are given. The only criticism to be offered is that the author describes findings in fluoroscopy which, in some cases, can be seen only with the detail afforded by roentgenograms and leaves the impression that detailed fluoroscopic study will demonstrate these findings. It

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