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The Chest X-Ray: A Survival Guide, 1e [Paperback]

Gerald de Lacey MA FRCR , Simon Morley FRCR , Laurence Berman MB BS FRCP FRCR
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12 Mar 2008 0702030465 978-0702030468 1

British Medical Association Book Awards 2009 - First Prize Winner, Radiology Category

Featuring a practical, clinical approach - and written in a quick-access style - this portable, economical reference helps you build a strong foundation in chest x-ray interpretation. Three radiologists with years of clinical and teaching experience present fundamental principles and key anatomical concepts.walk you through examples of classic chest x-ray features that provide subtle evidence of abnormality.and explore a variety of problems and dilemmas common to everyday clinical practice. High-quality drawings and digital chest x-rays - combined with secrets from the radiologists' toolbox, helpful differential diagnoses, handy checklists, and key references - deliver all the assistance you need to enhance your interpretation skills.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders Ltd.; 1 edition (12 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702030465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702030468
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This small inexpensive paperback is intended to be a convenient and informative, white coat pocket guide. It fulfils this aim admirably and I much enjoyed reading it. The book derives from the radiology "Red Dot” teaching course. I am certainly going to recommend this book for personal purchase by those of our trainee radiologists who are unable to attend the course, and I will frequently refer to my own review copy when teaching plain film chest radiographic interpretation. Rad Magazine Review, January 2009 The radiology trainee faced with the task of independently reporting chest radiographs will find this book invaluable. It is an eminently readable volume serving both as a comprehensive introduction to, and a handy pocket sized reference on radiology investigation. The Royal College of Radiologists, 2008

"The radiographs are surprisingly clear and the diagrams are excellent - illustrating points that are sometimes difficult to visualise...This book successfully shows that a topic can be made accessible without being oversimplified - and, in fact, that explanation of the nuances can often make the topic 'easier' still. Well done to the authors" BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for junior doctors! 12 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is excellent- clearly laid out into 2 main sections the first part goes through the theory and anatomy behind common cases, whilst the second part tackles common clinical scenarios and what to look for (and what not to miss!). This 2nd section particularly is useful to use whilst in the clinical setting as a check guide. The book also covers paediatric and ITU x-rays- which I for one have not seen covered elsewhere. There are loads of example good quality x-rays, often with accompanying diagrams highlighting the abnormality. This book is easy to read, has a clear index and contains not only the basics but is jam-packed with extra information and essential tips not covered at medical school! Buy it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely yes 27 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
I am a senior registrar in radiology and have rarely seen a book such as this that combines crux of basic principles, essential approach to most clinical scenarios, ease to read, fantastic illustrations and one that comes in a practical size. The authors have faithfully kept up the same conversational style of writing as in their previous book 'A&E survival guide'
This book will be in my best book collection. I highly recommend it to all doctors who have anything to do with a CXR, and would be a must read for training radiologists.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Being a medic,I was recommended this book by one of my Radiology colleagues.Although apparently concise,the details and topics covered are fairly extensive with some excellent coloured boxes full of advice.Obviously,a CXR book is expected to have a lot of images which this book has,but the authors have also included complementary illustrations to explain the more difficult scenarios.There are also 100+ pages of clinical problems which add futher value to this book.Like I mentioned above,this book is helpful to any clinician who finds the CXR a daunting prospect to interpret.

PS: Competing interests:None.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 9 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
A simply superb book, which is far, far better than its competitor "Chest X Ray Made Easy". Those who have been on the course after which the book is named can attest to the quality of teachers involved, with principles clearly explained and taken on to explain more challenging cases. The illustrations are excellent, without being overcomplicated, and the text is as easy to read as you could hope for. If on your day-to-day job you have any need to intepret chest radiographs, then it has to be a compulsory purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and pocket sized little gem of a book. 9 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is full of high quality images. It's a useful reference guide on the go on the wards and explains the diagnostic process in easy steps.

It explains how to read an x-ray fast but precisely.

However it's not exhaustive of all chest pathologies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars survival guide 10 Sep 2008
By chandra
Format:Paperback
The 2nd survival guide from the authors - lives upto the expectations, just like their previous book( emergency radiology survival guide ). It is simple and focussed . well written with added illustrations for better understanding. This book will be a useful guide not only for trainees and practising doctors , but also to radiologists. -Chandra.
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4.0 out of 5 stars finally, a lively and idiomatic CXR guide. 22 April 2011
By bigflat
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Having previously use the CXR made easy by J Corne which is quite dry, i found this book a pleasure to read from cover to cover. There is lots of insightful information which as a medical reg is useful as revision and for having the clarity of mind to teach the students. That said, it tends to make excessive use of illustrative drawings of CXR rather than real ones and the real ones are often only an inch or two big though the abnormality is usually easy to discern.

I think this book is more fun than the Corne book, although less consistent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an extremely useful book 4 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
This book describes itself as a survival guide and it is exactly that. It has been well thought out with plenty of CXR's, great drawings, checklists, differentials, the very handy Radiologist's Toolbox and not only. It contains alot of useful information and covers both core knowledge (with the basics and lots of examples of various abnormal CXR features) and common clinical problems in everyday practice (such as suspected lung mets or COPD). I think this book would very useful for medical students, or junior doctors wishing to brush up their knowledge. Overall, it is an excellent point of reference.
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