The diagnostic process is dependent on good clinical skills. Full stop. But a differential diagnosis can be narrowed or a clinical suspicion confirmed by the proper use of imaging. This should not involve a ‘fishing expedition’ where the clinician replaces clinical skills with a series of investigation forms. Instead, knowledge of imaging greatly enhances the diagnostic process.
There are many principles involved in reading imaging of any type. This selection of more around 500 common, important and fascinating images will aid the interested person in developing their knowledge of these principles plus help in the recognition of conditions that have a specific presentation in both patient and image.
The whole body is covered, including the brain. The first section is a comprehensive overview on the modalities of imaging, how they are produced and the types of techniques used in display of images.
The program provides high quality images with clinical notes, radiologist reports and a brief review of treatment. Using expansion of images, the reports are hidden and EER becomes an enormous self-assessment program.
Dr. Gerard Ahern is a clinical anatomist, senior lecturer and final year coordinator at the University of Notre Dame (Australia). He is on the board of examiners for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and has extensive experience in orthopaedic medicine. The program was edited by Dr. Nick Webb and Dr. Tom Egan.
We welcome image contributions from readers. Please contact support and your image will be included and you will be recognised in the program. We are always keen to hear from users who feel that changes are needed to the text or images.
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