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June 26, 1972

Introduction to Neuroradiology

JAMA. 1972;220(13):1748. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200130076032

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As the authors of this volume indicate in their preface, "In the past 15 years, it is doubtful if any subspecialty of medicine has grown as rapidly as Neuroradiology; a vast body of information has been accumulated during this time." As a result, recent textbooks of neuroradiology are imposing tomes or multivolumed encyclopedic efforts which require diligent and prolonged study. For those who will not have the continuous responsibility of conducting and interpreting neuroradiological procedures, these texts are not suitable, except as references. It is no longer possible for a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, or a general radiologist to have all this information at his fingertips and to remain current with new developments. There is, therefore, a need for a text which will present a brief and concise overview summarizing and illustrating the most important or salient features of the normal appearances and the abnormal features of selected, relatively common disease