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May 21, 1982

Abdominal Radiology

Author Affiliations

Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Hospital Chicago


edited by James J. McCort et al, 344 pp, with illus, $49.50, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1981.

JAMA. 1982;247(19):2729. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320440065049

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In these days of advanced technology we tend to forget that a lot of information is often present in some of the simple, less expensive procedures, if only a well-informed and conscientious radiologist takes the time to elicit it. It is therefore timely to find a comprehensive review of one of the most common examinations performed in the radiology department, the plain film of the abdomen.

This book is organized according to radiological findings and anatomic structures, making it easy to look up topics such as calcifications, gas collections, and abdominal masses. It is profusely illustrated, and although the subject necessitates considerable reduction in size of the reproduced radiographs, the figures are still clear and most of the time the findings are easy to appreciate. Good anatomic drawings in many sections of the book are helpful. When necessary, the plain film is accompanied by other examinations such as barium studies,