Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology: Sixth Edition by Robert A. NovellineSquire's Fundamentals of Radiology: Sixth Edition by Robert A. Novelline

Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology: Sixth Edition

byRobert A. Novelline

Hardcover | March 30, 2004

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In the past five years, the development of new imaging technologies that make possible faster and more accurate diagnoses has significantly improved the imaging of disease and injury. This new edition of Squire’s Fundamentals of Radiology describes and illustrates these new techniques to prepare medical students and other radiology learners to provide the most optimal and up-to-date imaging management for their patients. Not only are new diagnostic techniques outlined, such as the multidetector computed tomography diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and the diffusion-weighted magnetic-resonance imaging of stroke, but hundreds of new diagnostic images have been included to illustrate the radiological characteristics of common diseases with state-of-the-art computed radiography, ultrasound, multidetector computed tomography, and magnetic-resonance images. The text has been completely reviewed and updated to present the latest and best strategies in diagnostic imaging.

New interventional radiology procedures have been added, including vertebroplasty, a percutaneous injection treatment of painful spinal compression fractures; uterine artery embolization, a surgical alternative to hysterectomy in women with painful or bleeding uterine fibroids; and radiofrequency ablation, a percutaneous technique for treating unresectable tumors in the liver and other organs with probes that superheat and thus destroy cancer cells.

A new chapter on advances in diagnostic imaging describes many cutting-edge imaging technologies, such as three-dimensional and digital imaging, functional magnetic-resonance imaging, PET–CT (positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography), cardiac calcium CT scoring, multidetector gated cardiac CT, and molecular imaging.

Robert A. Novelline, M.D., is Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School. He is also Director, Emergency Radiology, and Director, Undergraduate Radiology Education, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Title:Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology: Sixth EditionFormat:HardcoverPublished:March 30, 2004Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Basic Concepts
    • Radiodensity as a Function of Thickness
    • Radiodensity as a Function of Composition, with Thickness Kept Constant
    • How Roentgen Shadows Instruct You about Form
    • Radiographs as Summation Shadowgrams
  • 2. The Imaging Techniques
    • Thinking Three-Dimensionally about Plain Films
    • The Routine Posteroanterior (PA) Film
    • PA and AP Chest Films Compared
    • The Lateral Chest Film
    • The Lordotic View
    • Conventional Tomography
    • Radiographs of Coronal Slices of a Frozen Cadaver
    • Conventional Tomograms of the Living Patient in the Coronal Plane
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Angiography
    • Computed Tomography
    • Reformatted CT Images in Coronal, Sagittal, and Other Planes and Three-Dimensional CT
    • CT Angiography
    • Ultrasound
    • Magnetic-Resonance Imaging
    • Radioisotope Scanning
  • 3. Normal Radiological Anatomy
  • 4. How to Study the Chest
    • Projection
    • The Rib Cage
    • Confusing Shadows Produced by Rotation
    • The Importance of Exposure
    • Soft Tissues
  • 5. The Lung
    • The Normal Lung
    • Variations in Pulmonary Vascularity
    • The Pulmonary Microcirculation
    • Variations in the Pulmonary Microcirculation
    • Solitary and Disseminated Lesions in the Lung
    • Air-Space and Interstitial Disease
    • The Importance of Clinical Findings
    • High-Resolution CT of the Lung
  • 6. Lung Consolidations and Pulmonary Nodules
    • Consolidation of a Whole Lung
    • Consolidation of One Lobe
    • Consolidation of Only a Part of One Lobe
    • Solitary and Multiple Pulmonary Nodules
  • 7. The Diaphragm, the Pleural Space, and Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumothorax
    • Pulmonary Embolic Disease
    • Radioisotope Perfusion and Ventilation Lung Scans
    • Pulmonary Embolism CT
  • 8. Lung Overexpansion, Lung Collapse, and Mediastinal Shift
    • Emphysema
    • Normal Mediastinal Position
    • Mediastinal Shift
  • 9. The Mediastinum
    • Mediastinal Compartments and Masses Arising within Them
    • Anterior Mediastinal Masses
    • Anterior and Middle Mediastinal Masses
    • Posterior Mediastinal Masses
  • 10. The Heart
    • Measurement of Heart Size
    • Factors Limiting Measurement of Heart Size
    • Examples of Apparent Abnormality in Heart Size and Difficulties in Measuring
    • Interpretation of the Measurably Enlarged Heart Shadow
    • Enlargement of the Left or Right Ventricle
    • The Heart in Failure
    • Variations in Pulmonary Blood Flow
    • Cardiac Calcification
    • The Anatomy of the Heart Surface
    • Identifying Right and Left Anterior Oblique Views
    • The Anatomy of the Heart Interior
    • Coronary Arteriography
    • Classic Changes in Shape with Chamber Enlargement
    • Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
    • MR Images of the Heart
    • Cardiac CT
  • 11. How to Study the Abdomen
    • The Plain Film Radiograph
    • Identifying Parts of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Identifying Fat Planes
    • Identifying Various Kinds of Abnormal Densities
    • Systematic Study of the Plain Film
    • CT of the Abdomen
    • Ultrasound of the Abdomen
  • 12. Bowel Gas Patterns, Free Fluid, and Free Air
    • The Distended Stomach
    • The Distended Colon
    • The Distended Small Bowel
    • Differentiating Large-Bowel and Small-Bowel Obstruction from Paralytic Ileus
    • Free Peritoneal Fluid
    • Free Peritoneal Air
  • 13. Contrast Study and CT of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Principles of Barium Work
    • Normal Variation versus a Constant Filling Defect
    • The Components of the Upper GI Series
    • Rigidity of the Wall
    • Filling Defects and Intraluminal Masses in the Stomach and Small Bowel
    • Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
    • The Barium Enema
    • Filling Defects and Intraluminal Masses in the Colon
    • CT of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    • CT of the Thickened Bowel Wall
    • CT of Diverticular Disease
    • CT of Appendicitis
    • CT of Bowel Obstruction
    • CT of Bowel Ischemia
  • 14. The Abdominal Organs
    • The Liver
    • Liver Metastases
    • Primary Tumors of the Liver
    • Hepatic Cysts and Abscesses
    • Liver Trauma
    • Cirrhosis, Splenomegaly, and Ascites
    • Splenic Trauma
    • Cholelithiasis and Cholecystitis
    • Obstruction of the Biliary Tree
    • The Pancreas
    • Pancreatic Tumors
    • Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Abscesses
    • Pancreatic Trauma
    • The Urinary Tract
    • Obstructive Uropathy
    • Cystic Disease of the Kidneys
    • Urinary Tract Infection
    • Renal Tumors
    • Intravenous Contrast Materials
    • Renal Trauma
    • The Urinary Bladder
    • The Adrenal Glands
  • 15. The Musculoskeletal System
    • How to Study Radiographs of Bones
    • Requesting Films of Bones
    • Fractures
    • Fracture Clinic
    • Dislocations and Subluxations
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Arthritis
    • Osteonecrosis
    • Microscopic Bone Structure and Maintenance
    • The Development of Metabolic Bone Disease
    • Osteoporosis of the Spine
    • Spine Fractures
    • Osteomyelitis of the Spine
    • Metastatic Bone Tumors
    • Primary Bone Tumors
    • Musculoskeletal MR Imaging
  • 16. Men, Women, and Children
    • The Female Breast
    • The Female Pelvis
    • Gynecological Conditions
    • Obstetrical Imaging
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Placenta Previa
    • Placental Abruption
    • The Scrotum
    • The Prostate
    • The Male Urethra
    • Croup and Epiglottitis
    • Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis, and Bronchitis
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
    • Ileocolic Intussusception
    • Hirschsprung’s Disease
    • Abdominal Masses in Infants and Children
    • Normal Pediatric Bones
    • Fractures in Children
    • Child Abuse
    • Pediatric Cranial Ultrasound
  • 17. The Vascular System
    • Conventional Arteriography
    • Digital Subtraction Angiography
    • Conventional Venography
    • Ultrasound and Color Doppler Ultrasound
    • MR Angiography
    • CT Angiography
    • Arterial Anatomy
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Traumatic Aortic Injury
    • Atherosclerotic Arterial Occlusive Disease
    • Renovascular Hypertension
    • Venous Anatomy
    • Obstruction of the Superior Vena Cava
    • Disorders of the Inferior Vena Cava
    • Deep Venous Thrombosis of the Lower Extremities
  • 18. The Central Nervous System
    • Imaging Techniques
    • CT Anatomy of the Normal Brain
    • MR Anatomy of the Normal Brain
    • CT and MR Compared
    • Hydrocephalus, Brain Atrophy, and Intracranial Hemorrhage
    • Normal Cerebral Arteriography
    • Head Trauma
    • Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
    • Brain Tumors
    • Cerebral Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation
    • The Face
    • Low Back Pain and Lumbar Disc Syndrome
    • Spinal Tumors
  • 19. Interventional Radiology
    • Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty
    • Transcatheter Embolization
    • Angiographic Diagnosis and Control of Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
    • Inferior Vena Cava Filters
    • Image-Guided Venous Access
    • Percutaneous Aspiration Needle Biopsy of the Thorax
    • Percutaneous Aspiration Needle Biopsy of the Abdomen
    • Percutaneous Abscess Drainage
    • Percutaneous Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Percutaneous Cholecystotomy
    • Radiological Management of Urinary Tract Obstruction
    • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
    • Interventional Neuroradiology
    • Vertebroplasty
  • 20. The Latest in Diagnostic Imaging
    • Virtual Colonoscopy and Virtual Bronchoscopy
    • Coronary Calcium Scoring
    • Coronary CT Angiography
    • Three-Dimensional Ultrasound
    • Fusion Imaging with PET-CT
    • Functional MR Imaging
    • Molecular Imaging
  • Answers to Unknowns
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

[Review of a previous edition] I recommend this book as the definitive introductory text for medical students in their clinical years and to the course leaders of required or elective undergraduate courses in diagnostic radiology.