The Unofficial Guide to Radiology: 100 Practice Chest X Rays is a companion to the Unofficial Guide to Radiology. This book teaches systematic analysis of Chest X Rays. The layout is designed to make the book as relevant to clinical practice as possible; the X-rays are presented in the context of a real life scenario. The reader is asked to interpret the X-ray before turning over the page to reveal a model report accompanied by a fully colour annotated version of the X-ray. Uniquely, all cases provide realistic high quality X Ray images, are annotated in full colour, and are fully reported, following international radiology reporting guidelines. This means the X Rays are explained comprehensively, but with clear annotation so that a complete beginner can follow the thinking of the expert. This book has relevance beyond examinations, for post graduate further education and as a day-to-day reference for professionals.
Publisher: Zeshan Qureshi
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 840 g
This is probably the easiest way of learning the basics of chest x-ray interpretation. An excellent introduction for the beginner and a superb way of revising the subject for those of us who are rather rusty: Dr David Wilson. President of the British Institute of Radiology: The wealth of high quality teaching material in this carefully curated collection of 100 chest radiographs is impressive, and the authors have rightly concentrated on common, but clinically important, conditions. Another strength of this book is the repetition of a suggested scheme (given on the following page of each case) to ensure that the reader's evaluation of the chest radiograph is truly comprehensive - after some time this approach becomes second nature, and a good habit. Working through this series of chest radiographs will increase your confidence and skill at interpreting chest radiographs (n.b. confidence and skill are not synonymous) and there is considerable fun to be had along the way.: David M Hansell MD FRCP FRCR FRSM.: Professor of Thoracic Imaging, Imperial College, London: Radiological images are often daunting for medical students when encountered in the clinical environment. In this volume, the authors provide the reader with a basic introduction to the essential basics required to recognise common and important signs and go on to support them in developing generic skills that will enable them to extend their learning. Like the other successful books in the 'Unofficial Guide' series, this book builds on real clinical cases that you are likely to encounter during your undergraduate training. Each image is presented clearly with the relevant anatomical features and abnormalities highlighted clearly and set in the context of the pathophysiology. You will also be guided through the process of presenting your findings logically and professionally on a ward round or during an undergraduate examination. I'm sure that those who read this book will never be left standing in silence at the dreaded radiology OSCE station!: Professor Simon Maxwell, Professor of Student Learning, Programme Director (MSc in Internal Medicine), University of Edinburgh: This excellent book presents all the classic chest radiographs in a test-yourself format, with high definition images and a systematic ABCDE approach to reporting, based on its best-selling companion text "The Unofficial Guide to Radiology". Each x-ray is anchored in clinical practice by providing the history, examination findings and a succinct summary of how this common investigation contributes to the individual patient's management plan. Most importantly, the clarity of the on-image labelling gives immediate feedback, enabling the reader to make sense of each radiograph. This book is helpfully divided into sections with guidance on different levels of challenge and so will have a broad appeal. I wish I'd had a copy when I was a medical student: Bob Clarke, Director, Ask Doctor Clarke Ltd: The latest in the 'Unofficial Guide' series is this book on Radiology written for medical students and doctors in training. Put together by a group of doctors in training, led by editor and publisher Dr Zeshan Qureshi (winner of the Association for the Study of Medical Education [ASME] 'New Leaders' Award in 2016), the book provides a comprehensive guide to X-Ray interpretation. What I like about the book is the way in which 100 Chest X-Rays are systematically annotated to highlight all the features that need to be taken into account and reports are also included. I think this will be a really useful book for students and early stage trainees, as well as for doctors who are revising for exams or simply want to practice interpreting X-Ray findings. The book will provide doctors with more confidence and competence and, more importantly, it addresses a patient safety issue in that missing something on an X-Ray could have important implications for patients and their wellbeing. Congratulations on another excellent book in the series which we'll be certain to let our Graduate Entry Medical Students at Swansea know about.: Professor Judy McKimm, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Strategic Educational Development.: I only wish I had access to this book in my first few years on clinical placement. The high quality images, clearly labelled pathological signs and broad range of chest pathology covered, make this book an invaluable tool to anyone looking to develop a solid foundation in interpreting chest x-rays. It is clear that this book has been written with students and junior doctors in mind. Each image is accompanied by a clinical vignette and examination findings which helps learners integrate the radiological findings with the clinical picture. Furthermore, the final "Summary, Investigations & Management" section provided in each case are precisely what supervisors and examiners want to hear when asking you to interpret an image either on the ward or in the OSCE.:Lana Nguyen, President, Western Sydney Medical Society 2015-6: The book is fantastic. It is so concise and reinforces learning through repetition and clear descriptions. A perfect compendium for the clinical medical student.: William Ries, President, Students Section, Royal Society Medicine