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Recommended books for radiology residents

Discussion in 'Radiology' started by shark2000, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. shark2000

    shark2000 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    It is very subjective and these are my preferences.

    Recommended books:
    1- Neuro: Requisites. Heard new Osborn book is on its way. Don't know about it, but should be good.

    2- MSK: Requisites. MSK MRI by Kaplan.

    3- Body: Webb body CT. Fundamental of Body MRI by Roth: came after my residency junior years, but seems good one. For body MR and even body CT I have not found a very good book yet, but there are tons of excellent articles in radiographics.

    4- Chest: Essentials by Collins then thoracic imaging by Webb.

    5- US: Requisites.

    6- IR: Hand book by Kandarpa

    7- Peds: The one by Donnely.

    8- Nucs: Mettler.

    9- Case Review Series are also great.

    There are tons of other excellent books you can buy for each subject. I am not a fan of Brant and Helms even for start. It is very superficial and yet very disorganized. It emphasize on some unimportant points and yet does not talk about some very important ones.

    Nothing beats reading a good number of different low and high end studies during residency and reviewing them with subspecialized attending. Don't underestimate subspecialists in your field.
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  3. I've heard bad things about msk and neuro requesites. Any alternatives people like?
  4. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Thoughts on Grainger and Allison's for a starter book? Seems similar to B&H.
  5. shark2000

    shark2000 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    The only problem with Neuro requisites is its volume. Otherwise, it is a great book. If you skip some unimportant chapters or sections, it works really good. Some doesn't like it because they think it is an overkill. Don't disagree, but Neuro is one of those fields that if you work hard during residency, have a good teaching program/attendings and do a lot of cases, you can master at least 90% of cases in pp without fellowship.

    MSK requisites, IMO as an MSK guy is a good book. It is focused on some entities more than it should. But overall, is better than many out there. It is weak in MRI. That is why you have to read an MR book.
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  6. XerxesOfPersia

    XerxesOfPersia M.D. - Makes Decisions 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Do you recommend any specific imaging anatomy texts or can you just get that material from the subspecialty book?
  7. shark2000

    shark2000 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Most of them have imaging anatomy chapters or parts.

    Also you can supplement them, either pathology or anatomy with statdx. It has nice images. Also there is a relatively good imaging anatomy section in statdx. As a resident I liked it a lot. Later as a fellow and now in practice, I have found it relatively superficial. But it is a good reference for residents and early fellows.
  8. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    I see.

    Anything you recommend before July 1st hits in terms of anatomy review? I assume I will look real stupid, real fast, if I don't even know the anatomy properly...

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