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July 1977

Computed Brain and Orbital Tomography: Technique and Interpretation

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Arch Neurol. 1977;34(7):452. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500190086018

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This book is an atlas on computerized tomography (CT). The early chapters on physics, artifacts, and anatomic correlation are quite clearly written and the explanations are very simple and easy to understand. Under the title "Diagnostic Approach," the chapter is mainly composed of examples of arteriograms and pneumoencephalograms, indicating that they would be the superior study. In each case, the CT scan would actually be a very good step, but these are not presented. This means that these very nice technical studies do not add much value to the book. They could have been used to show the complemental studies after showing the CT scans.

The main sections of the book concern pathological conditions. The presentation is clear, distinct, and accurate. This reviewer could take issue with several statements such as "transtentorial and tonsillar herniation is best demonstrated arteriographically" when actually CT with high volume opacification can show transtentorial herniation

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