Discover Radiology: Chest X-ray Interpretation is a problem oriented, clinically focused and vividly visual text book that is a complete and comprehensive learning resource for medical students and doctors alike. This textbook will rapidly improve mastery of the chest radiograph, diagnostic accuracy and refine differential diagnoses. Never before has such an illustrated guide to chest x-ray competency been published. Throughout the book, the authors incorporate evidence-based techniques
to enhance learning and skill development. The sections of the book are deliberately segmented and sequenced to facilitate transfer of concepts into skills. Each chapter has a structured introduction as an advanced cognitive organiser to help situate the material, as well as a case-based example to activate prior knowledge, provide authentic content, and reinforce the material. To improve application of the knowledge in the clinical setting, the book is filled with valuable checklists, job aides and full page high resolution
images and illustrations. This text-book is a comprehensive and visually exciting tool that finally addresses the crucial skill of chest x-ray interpretation and makes the journey of learning enjoyable. Total of 871 comprehensive pages including 784 figures and 1581 high detail original illustrations! Knowledge through discovery!
"This is an outstanding book that I hope will become known as a celebration of and practical guide to the CXR.” British Medical Association 2014.
A breakdown of the essential components of the book into three major sections.
1. The first section provides a description of the technology, the patient journey, how the x-ray image is created and the elements needed for interpretation.
2. The second section analyses how normal anatomical structures appear on an x-ray and how pathology modifies that appearance.
3. The third section concentrates on the interpretative process and specific problems related to chest imaging.
"Discover Radiology: Chest X-ray Interpretation is patient-centered, problem oriented and vividly visual. This book will accelerate mastery of the chest radiograph, refine differential diagnoses, improve diagnostic accuracy, and hasten appropriate further tests or treatments. Thus, this text has the potential to improve patient care. It is a must-read, and with anticipation, I look forward to the others in this series."
Deborah Cook, MD, FRCPC, MSc(Epi), FRS
Professor of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
"This is an authoritative exposition of the art of chest radiography. It does not place the chest x-ray (CXR) in the wider context of imaging (e.g. cross sectional CT), but I do not think that this is a weakness – indeed, it is a celebration of the enduring value, power, and delicious complexity of what is often erroneously regarded as a ‘simple’ imaging test. This is a very comprehensive work that seeks to take the reader from a position of beginner, and explains with detailed and lavish illustrations and clinical correlation the complex anatomy in health and disease that underpins the chest radiograph. It is in many respects a labour of rich love, care, and comprehensive attention to detail. It is overflowing with very clear CXR images and beautiful line drawings. Crucially, uniquely and wonderfully, it avoids the temptation to use computed tomography or other cross- sectional images to explain difficult concepts, instead relying on careful and scholarly use of language and coronal/sagittal drawings to illustrate key points. On the handful of occasions where CT images are shown, they do not detract from the overall message and value of the book. It fills a gap. The CXR is the foundation – if not bedrock – of investigation for diseases and it is very sad that most CXR texts are concentrated, pocket sized volumes with tiny and/or poor quality images. This book is necessarily large in size to accommodate the images and is comprehensive and has a commanding presence. The style and tone of the book is very lucid and clear throughout. It does have a North American slant in some language and in some aspects of clinical practise (e.g. lateral CXR are relatively uncommon now in UK practice). This is an outstanding book that I hope will become known as a celebration of and practical guide to the CXR."
British Medical Association 2014.