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Radiology 

Radiology
Chapter:
Radiology
Source:
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (10 ed.)
Author(s):

Ian B. Wilkinson

, Tim Raine

, Kate Wiles

, Anna Goodhart

, Catriona Hall

, and Harriet O’Neill

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199689903.003.0016

This chapter explores radiology, including typical effective doses, justifying exposure to ionizing radiation, the art of the request, interpreting an image, presenting an image, chest X-ray (CXR), plain abdominal X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), nuclear medicine, thoracic imaging, cardiovascular imaging, gastrointestinal imaging, genitourinary imaging, neuroimaging, contrast media in imaging, and imaging the acutely unwell patient.

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