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May 21, 1982

Chest Imaging: An Integrated Approach

Author Affiliations

French Hospital University of California San Francisco Stanford University Stanford, Calif


edited by Richard A. Mintzer, 177 pp, with illus, $29.95, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1981.

JAMA. 1982;247(19):2724-2729. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320440064047

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With the proliferation of imaging devices in the past ten years, there has been great progress in the diagnosis of chest diseases. It is the author's belief, and rightly so, that the large number of techniques available for chest imaging should be integrated by persons who are competent in all of them. This would lead to the more knowledgeable selection of those diagnostic procedures most likely to provide the information necessary to establish a correct diagnosis.

This book includes the most common imaging methods used in the detection of chest diseases. Each method is discussed in a separate chapter. The 20 chapters are: "The Scope of Medical Chest Imaging"; "The Standard Chest Radiograph"; "Conventional Tomographic Techniques"; "Tomography of Localized Pulmonary Processes"; "Hilar Tomography"; "Whole Lung Tomography"; "Mediastinal Tomography"; "Pulmonary Angiography"; "Ultrasound of the Chest"; "Radionuclide Chest Imaging"; "Lung Scanning"; "Gallium Chest Scanning"; "Nuclide Angiography"; "Computerized Tomography of the Thorax"; "CT