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After discussing the geometrical principles of the method, its clinical application is described in chapters dealing individually with conditions of the skeleton, neck, chest, abdomen, and central nervous system. Due to the ability of obtaining greater contrast among the various organs in the chest, thoracic conditions occupy approximately two-thirds of the volume.
The subject matter is discussed by means of illustrative and interesting cases whereby the diagnosis is developed step by step, finally using as the clincher one or several planograms.
The reproduction of transverse tomograms is not completely satisfactory, and finer details were lost in the otherwise excellently illustrated book. This shortcoming should be attributed to the well-known difficulty of transferring x-ray films into print.
The authors used, on many occasions, cuts in three dimensions; in the sagittal, frontal, and transverse body planes, with the occasional use of oblique planes. The diagnostic results are very impressive. The inadequacy of
Hirsley EL. Das Roentgenschichtbild.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1960;105(2):347. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.00270140169030