June 1975

Radiology Special Procedure Room,

Author Affiliations

Tampa, Fla


by Ray A. Brinker and Jovitas Skucas, 188 pp, $9.50, Baltimore, University Park Press, 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(6):879. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330060123024

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Only a few short years ago, the special procedures room in most radiology departments consisted of one of the general radiographic and fluoroscopic rooms modified so "specials" could be done, usually in the afternoon, after all the "upper GI's" had been completed. Today, as Brinker and Skucas point out, even moderatesized hospitals should have at least two rooms devoted strictly to special procedures such as cardiovascular and neuroradiology studies. At today's prices, each of these rooms will probably contain more than $200,000 worth of equipment.

Those of us who have had to do special procedures in a crowded, converted general room, or who have been involved in planning (and justifying the cost and room size) of a special procedure room will enjoy reading this well-written book and will wish it had been written several years ago. Those who will be adding or remodelling will find this book an excellent aid

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