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This comprehensive atlas about the use of computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of trauma is written by radiologists and seems directed primarily at radiologists. It contains abundant high-quality reproductions of CT scans that are clearly explained with easy-to-see details. The accompanying text is logically written. It does include sections on the techniques of imaging but also has excellent clinically oriented sections that contain indication guidelines and correlations between CT and clinical findings.
The chapters on maxillofacial trauma and laryngeal trauma contain much useful information. The other five chapters (intracranial, spine, chest, abdomen, and pelvis), however, are of less relevance to the otolaryngologist. In fact, the maxillofacial and laryngeal chapters, together, make up less than 20% of the total pages.
There is not sufficient head and neck material in this atlas to justify purchase by most individual practicing physicians, but its quality and thoroughness support its inclusion in larger otolaryngologic
CALHOUN KH. Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of the Trauma Patient, ed 2. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(9):992. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780090088020
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