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October 1, 1982

The Radiology of Emergency Medicine

JAMA. 1982;248(13):1647. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330130095046

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The first edition of The Radiology of Emergency Medicine rapidly became a classic in the field. This second edition has upheld that level of excellence. The authors, a radiologist and an orthopedic surgeon, have again produced a practical handbook, useful for all those who treat the acutely ill or injured patient. The revised addition has been expanded to include the application of newer techniques, such as ultrasound and computed tomography (CT).

The organization of the book is unchanged from the first edition, with chapters arranged according to major organ groups and divisions of the skeletal system. The chapters each offer general considerations, normal anatomy and variations, and discussions of various pathological conditions. Each subject is covered well without being exhaustive or esoteric. The skeletal topics are covered in somewhat more detail than the chest and abdomen organ systems, but this is not a serious deficiency. The applicability of ultrasound or