Clinical Radiology Made Ridiculously Simple, Edition 2 2nd Edition
This book was written with the intention to pursue Dr. Stephen Goldberg’s vision to make learning ridiculously simple. It is designed to rapidly teach the clinically vital components of radiology. The reader will acquire a solid approach to radiographic examinations commonly interpreted without radiologist assistance, and will become comfortable at recognizing common and dangerous conditions. Although this book is intended for medical students and interns, it is also useful for nurses, nurse practitioners and X-ray technicians.
This small text is not meant to be a synopsis of the broad field of radiology. Radiographic examinations interpreted by medical students and interns in the emergency room or on the ward are emphasized, while more advanced topics are ignored. For example, plain radiographs of the chest, abdomen and bones are discussed. Small chapters on the intravenous pyelogram and computed tomography (CT) of the head are also included. However, several topics such as barium studies, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are underemphasized or completely ignored.
Each chapter is subdivided into Radiographic Anatomy, Approach and Specific Problem sections. In the Radiographic Anatomy sections, key anatomical landmarks are identified using simplified illustrations. In the Approach sections, reading of the radiographic examination is explained using analogies, illustrative cartoons and mnemonics. In the Specific Problem sections, the radiographic findings of the most common and deadly conditions are discussed.
Much of this book was written in the Greek islands, where “simplicity” is a way of life. We hope that simplicity is reflected in this work, and that you will have as much fun learning about radiology as we did writing about it.
Special thanks to Dr. Evelyn Stewart who was the first to believe in the project and who proof read the text countless times, to Dr. Jenny Lin, Ms. Annie Tremblay, our families and friends, the Radiology department at the University of Ottawa, and the Orthopedics department at the University of Montreal for their unconditional support. Also special thanks to Dr. Michael Davis, a truly inspirational teacher.
About the Author
Associate Program Director, Dept of Radiology, Director of Education, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.