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Essentials of Body Computed Tomography

Essentials of Body Computed Tomography This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Surgeons, by sheer frequency of exposure, learn the fundamentals of computed tomography (CT) scan interpretation, but so new is the field that few except the very young know the basics of the art. This book is designed to be a readable text for radiology residents and practicing radiologists, but will also serve thoracic and abdominal surgeons well. The text is clearly written, easy to understand, and well illustrated with clearly marked figures and diagrams. The book starts with a clear description of the theory of CT scanning and works up in easy steps to such technical jargon as Hounsfield units, attenuation coefficients, image reconstruction, and artifacts. Neither its pace nor its description of the physics and mathematics involved are threatening to surgeons. Chapters 2 and 3 deal with the thorax and mediastinum. Normal anatomy is well illustrated with high-quality figures. A useful addition is a list of differential diagnoses of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Essentials of Body Computed Tomography

Archives of Surgery , Volume 119 (7) – Jul 1, 1984

Essentials of Body Computed Tomography

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Surgeons, by sheer frequency of exposure, learn the fundamentals of computed tomography (CT) scan interpretation, but so new is the field that few except the very young know the basics of the art. This book is designed to be a readable text for radiology residents and practicing radiologists, but will also serve thoracic and abdominal surgeons well....
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390190104032
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Surgeons, by sheer frequency of exposure, learn the fundamentals of computed tomography (CT) scan interpretation, but so new is the field that few except the very young know the basics of the art. This book is designed to be a readable text for radiology residents and practicing radiologists, but will also serve thoracic and abdominal surgeons well. The text is clearly written, easy to understand, and well illustrated with clearly marked figures and diagrams. The book starts with a clear description of the theory of CT scanning and works up in easy steps to such technical jargon as Hounsfield units, attenuation coefficients, image reconstruction, and artifacts. Neither its pace nor its description of the physics and mathematics involved are threatening to surgeons. Chapters 2 and 3 deal with the thorax and mediastinum. Normal anatomy is well illustrated with high-quality figures. A useful addition is a list of differential diagnoses of

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1984

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