This is a well-illustrated, 313-page book aimed specifically at pediatricians or family practitioners. It introduces modern concepts of diagnostic imaging, limitations of these techniques, and pathophysiologic correlates.
The book is organized into an introductory section in which methods and techniques of imaging, dosimetry, and contrast material are discussed. There is then a short chapter on psychology, followed by sections related to organ systems or specific disease entities (abdominal mass, oncology and hematology, and hypertension).
There are a number of flow diagrams used throughout the book. These are useful, but it is important for the clinician to bear in mind that the radiologist is the best source for discussion of the next step in imaging, and that each radiologist may differ in his or her approach to imaging.
A number of useful tables are included, giving a rapid overview of the possible differential diagnoses to be considered. There are a large