Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnoses, 7th Edition

by James C. Reed, MD (Author)

Sharpen your skills in chest x-ray interpretation using this trusted clinical resource! Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnoses, 7th Edition, by Dr. James Reed, walks you through a logical, sequential thought process for the differential diagnoses of 23 radiologic patterns of common chest diseases, using 150 superbly illustrated patient cases. You’ll gain a solid and thorough understanding of how to read and interpret chest x-rays with expert guidance on common disease patterns, differential diagnoses, narrowing down the diagnoses, and further studies (from additional radiographic exams to CT or biopsy). Each chapter follows a consistent format: presenting the case, questions, discussion, top 5 diagnoses, summary, and answer guide.

  • Heavily illustrated
    • with chest radiographs and additional CT, HRCT, and MR correlative images; plus

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    • of comprehensive diagnosis lists and interpretation points.


  • An ideal resource for mastering this lower-cost modality before considering more complicated and costly procedures.
    • Illustrated case studies and quizzes feature new and improved questions that address the challenges seen in practice today.


    • Significant updates on carcinoid tumours and pulmonary nodules, including pathologic descriptions, detection, management, and new terminology; new lung cancer screening guidelines and benefits of CT vs. x-ray for screening; and CT description of nodules; detection of pulmonary nodules with chest x-rays; and anatomic and perception problems with x-rays in identifying nodules.


    • New content on diffuse disease, including new pathologic terms and the latest impact of high-resolution CT (HRCT),.


    • Updates on radiation dosing, an emphasis on lower dosing, and an expanded emphasis on how to interpret x-rays and CT scans.

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