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January 1984

Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Trauma

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edited by Michael P. Federle and Michael Brant-Zawadski, 264 pp, with illus, $39.95, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1982.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(1):68. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800270072022

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Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Trauma is a nicely illustrated hardbound book edited by two experienced radiologists from San Francisco General Hospital. There are seven contributors to this 264-page work (five radiologists, one neurosurgeon, and one otolaryngologist). The book is divided into seven chapters—three of which have direct relevance for the otolaryngologist (ie, maxillofacial injury, laryngeal trauma and, to a lesser degree, head trauma); four other chapters are devoted to the cervical spine, the chest, the abdomen, and the pelvis.

Though the authors imply that the book would appeal to both imagers and clinicians, its main thrust is toward the radiologist. To this reviewer, the book is clearly an educational tool designed to enlighten the work-a-day radiologist in computed tomography (CT) interpretation, based on the authors' experience during the preceeding two years. The purpose is well served. There are good pathophysiologic-imaging correlations but little substance for the clinician

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