Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 2-Volume Set, 12th Edition PDF Download
Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 2-Volume Set, 12th Edition PDF Download
by Brian D. Coley MD (Author)
How and where we seek information differ today from 1945, when the first edition of Caffey’s Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis was published. There was no Internet, Google, or PubMed; you could make a Photostat of an article, but no Xerox machines existed yet. Journals of the day contained the latest research, but the synthesis of that knowledge with practical experience came in the form of the textbook. Historically, the landmark textbooks were written by the most influential leaders in their fields and were usually solo efforts (one can speculate whether ego or difficulties of collaboration played the greater part). A small number of valuable and influential texts have outlived their creators, evolving over years through the efforts of new authors and editors. Sir William Osler’s The Principles and Practice of Medicine was published from 1892 to 2001; Sir Vincent Zachary Cope’s Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen, currently in its twenty-second edition, first appeared in 1921. Other such venerable texts still being published include Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine(1950), Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics(1945), and Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (1941).
Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaginghas also proven its lasting value and importance over almost six decades.
But how we collect, store, and access information has changed. Even the most technophobic among us obtains information regularly via electronic means. For those of us fond of our computers and mobile devices, we can indulge in a deluge of data at any time or location. The ability to find information and answers to specific questions is a tremendous benefit to medical care and education. The quality of the information retrieved online, however, is sometimes unclear. Further, freely available Internet content is often truncated and condensed to suit a culture of shortened attention span. How well are subtleties or syntheses conveyed by a single screen page summary or bullet point list? As we learn more about the science of education, what is the best method of presenting information to learners both young and old?
Are books such as this one still relevant? Clearly, I have a somewhat biased viewpoint. I believe that well-constructed prose from an author with expert knowledge and practical real-world experience, coupled with illustrative images and diagrams, is a powerful and efficient way to transmit information and facilitate learning. Lists of facts and bullet point paragraphs cannot conveymore complex concepts and syntheses. No matter what the medium, content counts. And books such as this one have tremendously valuable content.
That said, there is ongoing debate as to the best medium in which to disseminate complex and comprehensive content. Books are simple to use. They are familiar. It is easy to flip from section to section, to go back a few pages without losing your place. You can take notes in the margins. Books can also be heavy and cumbersome. They are costly to manufacture. Electronic formats have their pros and cons as well. A light, portable laptop or tablet may contain thousands of books’ worth of information. Images can be manipulated as in actual practice. Video and animations can augment the learning experience. Online texts can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Content length need not be dictated by physical page limitations. However, the device screen size dictates and somewhat limits the amount and method of information display. Moving back and forth between content sections can be awkward.The twelfth edition of this text reflects the conflict and state of flux in publishing. There is a physical book. There are more explanatory diagrams and illustrations with better use of color, and I have tried to continue the work of Dr. Slovis in updating and improving the images. This edition adds a significant online and electronic presence. Additional images, animations, and videos are available online to supplement the print volume and to allow those who prefer electronic media totake advantage of the material in an alternate way.
The authors and section editors have contributed significant updates regarding newer imaging modalities, theunderstanding of disease processes, imaging appropriateness, and the importance of minimizing radiation exposure. As with the last edition, there has been input from many clinical specialists, providing perspective on the important role of imaging in the care of children. The authors and section editors have my thanks.
I would like to thank the team at Elsevier. Rebecca Gaertner and Kristina Oberle helped to get this edition started. Maureen Iannuzzi and Don Scholz were my main partners in this project. I especially appreciate Maureen’s hard work in keeping us on task and her sense of humor. Carrie Stetz oversaw the layout and proof part of the production, helping to give the book its updated look.
I hope that this twelfth edition of Caffey is helpful to you and to the patients you serve
Since 1945, radiologists have turned to Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging for the most comprehensive coverage and unparalleled guidance in all areas of pediatric radiology. Continuing this tradition of excellence, the completely revised 12th edition – now more concise yet still complete – focuses on the core issues you need to understand new protocols and sequences, and know what techniques are most appropriate for given clinical situations. "This text will obviously be of great interest not only to radiologists, also to those who work with children including all pediatric specialties. It is also extremely useful in countries with resource poor setting where there is shortage of well-trained radiologists in pediatric specialties." Reviewed by: Yangon Children Hospital on behalf of the Journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society, January 2014
"This is a thoroughly up-to-date text, divided into manageable topics, at a very reasonable price and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who needs updating in the field of paediatrics or paediatric imaging." RAD, February 2014
- Determine the best modality for each patient with state-of-the art discussions of the latest pediatric imaging techniques.
- Quickly grasp the fundamentals you need to know through a more precise, streamlined format, reorganized by systems and disease processes, as well as "Teaching Boxes" that highlight key points in each chapter.
- Apply all the latest pediatric advances in clinical fetal neonatology techniques, technology, and pharmacology.
- Achieve accurate diagnoses as safely as possible. Increased coverage of MRI findings and newer imaging techniques for all organ systems emphasizes imaging examination appropriateness and safety.
- Reap the fullest benefit from the latest neuroimaging techniques including diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI, and susceptibility weighted imaging.
- Keep current with the latest pediatric radiological knowledge and evidence-based practices. Comprehensive updates throughout include new and revised chapters on prenatal imaging; newer anatomic and functional imaging techniques (including advances in cardiac imaging); disease classifications and insights into imaging disease processes; and advanced imaging topics in neurological, thoracoabdominal, and musculoskeletal imaging.
- Compare your findings to more than 10,000 high-quality radiology images.
- Access the full text online at Expert Consult including illustrations, videos, and bonus online-only pediatric imaging content.
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