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November 14, 1977

Current Concepts in Radiology

Author Affiliations

Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC

JAMA. 1977;238(20):2198. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280210090041

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An eclectic grouping of both new and more traditional topics is presented in this text, composed of 17 chapters written by 35 authors. The editor gives us his personal list of the most exciting current problems in radiology, which includes the potential impact of computerized tomography, improving departmental operational efficiency, and better evaluating the contribution of the diagnostic tools of radiology to health care. Approximately one third of the 435 pages are devoted to topics related to this list.

Another one third of the pages are given to seven state-of-the-art presentations. The four in nuclear medicine include bone, myocardial, thrombus, and liver imaging. The three in roentgenology deal with mammography, pleural effusions, and linear pulmonary shadows.

The remaining one third consists of basic science reviews on metabolic bone disease, dysplasias of canine forelimbs, CSF physiology, and electrocoagulation of small lung tumors. Adding excitement to the last mentioned chapter are Dr