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May 1991

Imaging of the Nervous System

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(5):465-466. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530170025007

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This book presents a well-written overview of the imaging modalities of the central nervous system. Computed tomographic scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, myelography, plain-film radiography, duplex sonography, and isotope imaging are discussed; the primary emphasis is on computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging. The first chapter discusses cerebrovascular disease with an excellent review of the pertinent findings of cerebral infarction on computed tomography. The pattern of attenuation and enhancement, hemorrhage, mass effect, vascular territory, age of the infarct, and the differential diagnosis are covered in depth. The difficult subject of discussing the varied causes of cerebrovascular disease is concisely handled. Other well-written chapters discuss intracranial tumors, hydrocephalus and degenerative diseases, trauma, infections, pediatric neuroimaging, spine imaging, orbit imaging, temporal bone imaging, the muscular and peripheral nervous system, and isotope imaging.

The text is well organized and is concisely written. The information is practical, current, and well referenced. The printing is

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