1 Anatomy.- 1 Normal Anatomy of the Human Lung and Associated Structures.- 2 Imaging of the Human Chest.- 2 Clinical History and Physical Examination.- 3 Conventional Chest Radiography.- 4 Computed Tomography of the Thorax: Lungs and Mediastinum.- 5 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Thorax.- 6 Ultrasound of the Chest.- 7 Conventional and Digital Subtraction Angiography.- 8 Pulmonary Function Tests.- 9 Bronchoscopy and Surgical Procedures for Inspection and Biopsy.- 10 Bronchoalveolar and Serum Markers of Lung Disease.- 11 Radionuclide Studies of the Lung.- 3 Diseases of the Lung and Related Structures.- 12 Abnormalities of Pulmonary and Mediastinal Vessels.- 13 Pneumonias.- 14 Diagnostic Imaging of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 15 Sarcoidosis.- 16 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.- 17 Pulmonary Disease in the Immunocompromised Host.- 18 Radiology of Diffuse Lung Disease.- 19 Cystic and Cavitary Lung Disorders.- 20 Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases.- 21 Pulmonary Abscess and Empyema.- 22 Pulmonary Atelectasis.- 23 Pulmonary Thromboembolism.- 24 Pulmonary Edema.- 25 Drug-Induced Pulmonary Reactions.- 26 Environmental Lung Disorders: Mineral Pneumoconioses.- 27 Environmental Lung Disorders Induced by Organic (Nonmineral) Agents.- 28 Environmental Lung Disorders Secondary to Inhalation of Toxic Gases, Fumes, and Aerosols.- 29 Carcinoma of the Lung.- 30 Rare Tumors of the Lung.- 31 Congenital Malformations of the Lung.- 32 The Solitary Pulmonary Nodule: Radiologic Assessment.- 33 Malignant Pulmonary Disorders other than Bronchogenic Carcinoma.- 34 Benign and Malignant Mediastinal Lesions.- 35 Chest Trauma.- 36 The Diaphragm.- 37 Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Pleura and the Chest Wall.- 38 The Intensive Care Chest.
Prior to the virtual atomic explosion of medical knowledge, at a time when communica tion was very much slower, a medical book, to be authoritative and believable, had to be written by a very knowledgable, and, per force, usually quite senior person. The choice of texts was limited and tended to be dominated by a few "classic" (a phrase not quite synonymous with dogma). Following the information explosion, the scenario is quite different. Not only is there a geometric progression in the quantity and speed of devel opment of new medical knowledge, but also this development is occurring at very dif ferent rates in different countries. This is particularly true in medical imaging. The result is that it is now virtually impossible to produce a "single author" book that can cover the field or even a subdivi sion of it. This absolute requirement for multiple authors has in turn created the need for a new type of editor/author who must be multinational in approach, have a uniquely informed appreciation of what is going on in medical imaging research throughout the entire world and possess the depth of personal knowledge and experience to judge cor rectly what work is the most rigorous and likely to have the greatest impact.
Covers a broad spectrum of readership
It is useful for specialists as well as for trainees
Offers the latest and the most competent international view on the subjects of radiology and chest diseases
Provides a clear, up-to-date and concise review of new radiological techniques and their current applications in clinical work
Reflects the recent and crucial integration of radiology into other medical disciplines