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November 1987

Imaging of the Temporal Bone

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(11):1241-1242. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860110107029

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I smiled when I received this book for review—only last week had I just read and, happily, placed my own copy on my bookshelf for ready reference. This was going to be easy—and pleasant!

Joel Schwartz, a radiologist from the Department of Radiologic Sciences of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hospital (Philadelphia), has produced, with the support of Thieme Medical Publishers, an outstanding text/atlas devoted to imaging of the temporal bone. Additional contributions are provided by Lansman, Lufkin, and Roos to this richly illustrated volume.

This text/atlas is a 223-page exposition, on excellent quality paper, devoted almost entirely to state-of-the-art, high-resolution, thin-section computed tomography (CT) of the temporal bone. The book is divided into nine chapters, eight devoted to CT. In order, they deal with technical considerations, the external auditory canal, the middle ear and mastoid, neurovascular compartments, the inner ear, the otodystrophies, trauma, and the facial nerve. A

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