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January 1974

Radiologic Examination of the Urinary Tract.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(1):125. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350250111034

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This excellent, well-illustrated small book gives an accurate presentation of the variety of roentgenologic examinations that are applied to the genitourinary system. Primarily written for urologists, it will be of value to all whose clinical practice involves the diagnosis of renal or genitourinary diseases, including internists, particularly nephrologists, and gynecologists. After a clear and precise presentation of the normal anatomy, the relevant physiologic factors are covered from two viewpoints: (1) description of the physiologic factors involved in contrast opacification and (2) physiologic interpretation of anatomic findings. A major strength of the book is its emphasis on normal variation, artifacts, and procedural errors. Great stress is placed on the conduct of a reliable examination, a subject that is frequently neglected or glossed over. The author, trained both in urology and later in radiology, emphasizes the possibilities and limitations of uroradiologic diagnosis and from this vantage point evaluates the indications and contraindications

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