November 1974

Modern Thin-Section Tomography,

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Tampa, Fla


by Arnold Berrett, MD, Sam Brunner, and Galdino E. Valvassori, 337 pp, $26.50, Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(5):964-965. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320230174032

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In the not-too-distant past, tomograms were laughingly referred to by many of us as "blurrograms" (often rightfully so). Fortunately, some of our colleagues, together with engineers and a few equipment companies, persisted in refining the technique to the point where a book such as Modern Thin-Section Tomography is needed.

This is an admirable attempt by three editors and 21 contributors to summarize current thinking on the history, principles, equipment, and uses of tomography. As the title implies, it places special emphasis on the newer, thin-section, multidirectional cuts but reviews the principles and uses of other tomographic methods such as zonography.

Any work involving this large a number of contributors will offer a spectrum of readability and usefulness in its chapters; but some of the excellent general features included by most of the authors are indications for the examination, extensive bibliographies and detailed instruction in patient positioning and other factors involved

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