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ISBN: 9780323567299
Page Count: 400
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Learning Radiology, 4th Edition

by William Herring, MD, FACR

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The leading introductory radiology text for medical students and others who are required to read and interpret common radiologic images, Learning Radiology, 4th Edition, stresses an easy-to-follow pattern recognition approach that teaches how to differentiate normal and abnormal images. Dr. William Herring’s clear, conversational writing style employs a touch of humor to explain what you need to know to effectively interpret medical images of all modalities. From the basics of patient safety, dose reduction, and radiation protection to the latest information on ultrasound, MRI, and CT, this concise, user-friendly text provides a complete, up-to-date introduction to radiology needed by today’s students.


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  • 1 Recognizing Anything: An Introduction to Imaging Modalities

    Many Shades of Gray Conventional Radiography (Plain Films) The Five Basic Densities Computed Tomography Ultrasound Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fluoroscopy Nuclear Medicine Conventions Used in This Book

    2 Recognizing a Technically Adequate Chest Radiograph

    Evaluating the Chest Radiograph for Technical Adequacy Penetration Inspiration Rotation Magnification Angulation

    3 Recognizing Normal Pulmonary Anatomy

    The Normal Frontal Chest Radiograph The Normal Lateral Chest Radiograph Normal CT Anatomy of the Chest

    4 Recognizing Normal Cardiac Anatomy

    Evaluating the Heart on Chest Radiographs General Principles Evaluating the Heart on Cardiac CT Uses of Cardiac CT Cardiac MRI

    5 Recognizing Airspace Versus Interstitial Lung Disease

    Classifying Parenchymal Lung Disease Characteristics of Airspace Disease Some Causes of Airspace Disease Characteristics of Interstitial Lung Disease Some Causes of Interstitial Lung Disease

    6 Recognizing the Causes of an Opacified Hemithorax

    Atelectasis of the Entire Lung Massive Pleural Effusion Pneumonia of an Entire Lung Postpneumonectomy

    7 Recognizing Atelectasis

    What Is Atelectasis? Signs of Atelectasis Types of Atelectasis How Atelectasis Resolves

    8 Recognizing a Pleural Effusion

    Normal Anatomy and Physiology of the Pleural Space Modalities for Detecting Pleural Effusions Causes of Pleural Effusions Types of Pleural Effusions Side-Specificity of Pleural Effusions Recognizing the Different Appearances of Pleural Effusions

    9 Recognizing Pneumonia

    General Considerations General Characteristics of Pneumonia Patterns of Pneumonia Lobar Pneumonia Segmental Pneumonia (Bronchopneumonia) Interstitial Pneumonia Round Pneumonia Cavitary Pneumonia Aspiration Localizing Pneumonia How Pneumonia Resolves

    10 Recognizing the Correct Placement of Lines and Tubes and Their Potential Complications: Critical Care Radiology

    Endotracheal and Tracheostomy Tubes Intravascular Catheters Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: PICC Multiple Lumen Catheters: “Quinton Catheters,” Hemodialysis Catheters Pleural Drainage Tubes (Chest Tubes, Thoracotomy Tubes) Cardiac Devices: Pacemaker, Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (AICD), Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (AICD) Intra-aortic Counterpulsation Balloon Pump (IABP or IACB) GI Tubes and Lines: Nasogastric Tubes, Feeding Tubes

    11 Recognizing Other Diseases of the Chest

    Mediastinal Masses Anterior Mediastinum Middle Mediastinal Masses Posterior Mediastinal Masses Solitary Nodule/Mass in the Lung Bronchogenic Carcinoma Metastatic Neoplasms in the Lung Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease (PE) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Bullae, Cysts, and Cavities Bronchiectasis

    12 Recognizing Adult Heart Disease

    Recognizing an Enlarged Cardiac Silhouette Recognizing Common Cardiac Diseases

    13 Recognizing the Normal Abdomen and Pelvis: Conventional Radiographs

    Recognizing the Normal Abdomen: What to Look For Acute Abdominal Series: The Views and What They Show Recognizing the Normal Abdomen: Extraluminal Air Recognizing the Normal Abdomen: Calcifi cations Recognizing the Normal Abdomen: Organomegaly

    14 Recognizing the Normal Abdomen and Pelvis on Computed Tomography

    Introduction to Abdominal and Pelvic CT Intravenous Contrast in CT Scanning Oral Contrast in CT Scanning Abdominal CT: General Considerations Abdominal CT: By Organ

    15 Recognizing Bowel Obstruction and Ileus

    Abnormal Gas Patterns Laws of the Gut Functional Ileus: Localized—Sentinel Loops Functional Ileus: Generalized Adynamic Ileus Mechanical Obstruction: Small Bowel Obstruction Mechanical Obstruction: Large Bowel Obstruction (LBO) Volvulus of the Colon Intestinal Pseudoobstruction (Ogilvie Syndrome)

    16 Recognizing Extraluminal Gas in the Abdomen

    Signs of Free Intraperitoneal Air Signs of Extraperitoneal Air (Retroperitoneal Air) Signs of Air in the Bowel Wall Signs of Air in the Biliary System

    17 Recognizing Abnormal Calcifications and Their Causes

    Patterns of Calcification Location of Calcification

    18 Recognizing Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Urinary Tract Abnormalities

    Barium Studies of the Gastrointestinal Tract Esophagus Stomach and Duodenum Small and Large Bowel Large Bowel Pancreas Hepatobiliary Abnormalities Biliary System Urinary Tract Pelvis Urinary Bladder Adenopathy

    19 Ultrasonography: Understanding the Principles and Its Uses in Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging

    How it Works Types of Ultrasound Adverse Effects or Safety Issues Medical Uses of Ultrasonography Female Pelvic Organs Pregnancy Abdominal Hernias Appendicitis Ascites Musculoskeletal System Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

    20 Vascular, Pediatric, and Point-of-Care Ultrasound

    Vascular Ultrasound Arterial Stenosis Pseudoaneurysm Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Pediatrics Point-of-Care Ultrasound

    21 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Understanding the Principles and Recognizing the Basics

    How MRI Works Hardware That Makes Up an MRI Scanner What Happens Once Scanning Begins How Can You Identify a T1-Weighted or T2-Weighted Image? MRI Contrast: General Considerations MRI Safety Issues Diagnostic Applications of MRI

    22 Recognizing Nontraumatic Abnormalities of the Appendicular Skeleton Including Arthritis

    Conventional Radiography, CT, and MRI in Bone Imaging Normal Bone and Joint Anatomy Diseases That Affect Bone Density Diseases That Increase Bone Density Diseases That Decrease Bone Density Diseases of the Joints: An Approach to Arthritis

    23 Recognizing Nontraumatic Abnormalities of the Spine

  • William Herring, MD, FACR, Vice Chairman and Residency Program Director, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
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