Radiology for Medical Finals A case-based guide 2018 PDF
This Radiology for Medical Finals A case-based guide 2018 PDF book has been a long time in the making and is the product of many years of both teaching and examining undergraduate medical students. Over this time there has been an exponential increase in the use of all forms of imaging in both acute and elective patient care and this has been reflected in undergraduate medical school curricula and also examinations.
Radiology images feature prominently in both Finals written papers and Objective Structured Clinical Examination
(OSCE), and whole OSCE stations may be based upon a chest X-ray for example. Various imaging modalities tend to feature, in particular X-rays of the chest, abdomen, and common fractures, but increasingly CT and MR images. The incorporation of radiology/imaging into Finals reflects the increasing exposure of both medical students and junior doctors to all forms of radiology and the requirement for trainees to be able to provide provisional interpretation of many forms of imaging.
This Radiology for Medical Finals A case-based guide 2018 PDF book is not intended to be an all-encompassing textbook of radiology, and the bibliography provides the supplementary reading for those who wish to dig deeper. A case-based approach has been adopted and radiology images in questions have been selected in two broad categories – those that students could expect to encounter in Finals or, alternatively, to cover key learning points/educational aspects of radiology. This structure should allow students and also foundation doctors to approach both Finals and the foundation years with more confidence.
Inevitably within the Radiology for Medical Finals A case-based guide 2018 PDF book there is a strong emphasis on plain film interpretation, as these investigations are the most common form of imaging that students and junior doctors will encounter and they will also often be expected to provide a provisional interpretation. Extensive additional examples are used in case answer sections to explain and reinforce learning points throughout the book.
There is widespread use also of common/important CT/MR images, again because these modalities are increasingly frontline; for example, CT head interpretation in stroke care. There is less emphasis on ultrasound and nuclear medicine, as these modalities occur less frequently in Finals, although an understanding of their use is necessary. Ultrasound does feature in some cases reflecting the more widespread use of this modality on the wards and in the emergency department.