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Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 2e (Requisites in Radiology) Hardcover – August 29, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0323005081 ISBN-10: 032300508X Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: Requisites in Radiology
  • Hardcover: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 2 edition (August 29, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032300508X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323005081
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,341,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This text is recommended to all radiologists not just trainees in neuroradiology... This book is fun to read' American Journal of Neuroradiology; 'One of the highlights of this book is its many excellent radiographs, diagrams, and tables' Radiology

About the Author

Robert I. Grossman, MD; and David M. Yousem, MD, Director of Neuroradiology, Professor of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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Customer Reviews

Awaiting the 2000 edition!
Ash Motimaya
I have reviewed many books on neuroradiology, by far, this is the best.
Eric
So, kudos, for a job well done!
DarthRad

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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Kleefield, M.D. on March 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
As Director of Neuroradiology at a Harvard teaching hospital for many years, I have been responsible for recommending texts for residents to begin their study of my subspecialty. When this book was first published, it happened to be the year in which our subspecialty offered its own examination for certification. Because I was interested in finding a text to provide a current survey of the field, I bought this book. Little did I know how comprehensive this text was- a true "bang for the buck". The coverage of the field, including neck imaging, is remarkably thorough and up-to-date, considering the current edition is 6 years old.
The only minor deficiency is a paucity of illustrations, but I believe a pictorial work book keyed and correlated to this text has now been published.
What makes this text unique is the authors' wry sense of humor, with "zingers" appearing unexpectedly- they literally wake you up and provide encouragement to finish even the most challenging chapters. The final sections, which include a unique chapter on how to interpret MR and CT images, as well as lists of differential diagnoses, are real gems.
In summary- as Karl Malden said- "Don't Leave Home Without It". The book is small enough to carry, and a valuable resource from which to learn while one works in the radiology reading room.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By DCOM in Madrid on April 19, 2009
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First of all, this is a good book. It covers most of the topics a 1st year radiology resident needs to know. However, it wanders too much on shallow comments and -supposedly funny- jokes that only distracted me from my study. I'm a person who struggles to keep her concentration, I have a poor attention span, if you will, so when I was reading something complex (as most of the subjects in neuroradiology are) and then the authors ended up with a lame joke, it was as if everything I just read became lost. That may be 'my' limitation, as I mentioned, not a real flaw of the book, but I think people who, like me, need a more 'clasically' structured and 'traditionally' written text, should be warned that this volume of the Requisites series isn't the most adequate to suit their way of study.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ash Motimaya on August 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Neuroradiology is a must for every Radiology resident. It is an excellent introduction to the complex and fascinating subject of neuroradiology. Unlike most medical writing, the book has humor and is "conversational" keeping the reader involved. It covers not only the anatomy and pathology involving the brain and spinal cord, but also the orbit, sinuses, and neck region. Strongly recommend to every radiology resident and any budding neuroradiologist. Awaiting the 2000 edition!
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful By DarthRad on February 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
"Whew! It is never over. This book has been a pustule on our rear for so long. I will never write a third edition - you can bet the estate on it. So yes, David, you can be the first author of the third edition. ...."

So begins the introduction by Robert Grossman to this second edition of "Neuroradiology: The Requisites".

It is a bit strange to see so many bad jokes and bad poems and such blunt Asperger syndrome-type language in what should be a dry and scholarly textbook for serious professionals, but at least the book is never boring. RIG and DMY manage to skewer surgeons, lawyers, HMOs, FMGs, other radiologists, their wives, each other, and most of all, Bill and Hilary Clinton, while educating us all about the essence of Neuroradiology. Strangely enough, the words "George Bush" are completely absent from this book - one wonders because the authors work hard to be equal opportunity jokesters, and DMY states in the book that he is a liberal Democrat. But then, remember that this book was finished right around the time that the War in Iraq Part Deux was getting started, a time when people were getting death threats just for even wondering out loud - "Gee what if Saddam doesn't have any WMDs?" I do get a distinct feeling that both these guys were probably in favor of regime change in Iraq in any case.

(For all you young, liberal Democrat, whippersnapper Radiology residents out there, basking in your multiple job offers, let me explain that Bill and Hilary will forever live in a very hot and dark place in the memories of older Radiologists for creating the last big Down cycle in our field, the Great Job Depression of 1994-1998.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eric on November 30, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I have the second edition of this book. Very well written in a fun and sarcastic way making it pleasant to read. Clear pictures with clinical background. I have reviewed many books on neuroradiology, by far, this is the best. The "Cranial Anatomy" chapter alone is an excellent review on normal anatomy. A clinician does not need more than the chapter on "Techniques on Neuroimaging" to learn about the physics of imaging.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
...considering that most users are junior residents (and the occasional insane med student), it would be great if it were a little less expensive. Overall, outstanding.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Pham on September 12, 2009
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Our RAdiology residency has this text as a reading for book club and of all of us who purhcased the book either this year or in prior years, the binding fell apart within weeks. Unacceptable for any hardbound textbook. Also, the authors are somewhat clever, however I noticed that when you're really focusing in, that some of the comments become distracting--I've even had some of my attendings say you should blacken them out as you go through.

Otherwise, a good, concise, well-laid out text. I would recommend except to expect the binding to fall apart regardless of how hard you try....
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