Praise for the first edition:
“Innovative…it would be difficult to find a better high-yield, high-quality textbook covering every subsection of the radiology…board examination.” – JAMA
“Extremely useful for practicing radiologists and radiology residents looking to…acquire the most pertinent knowledge in preparation for board exams, recertification, and general practice…This high-yield way of learning allows the rapid development of…differential diagnoses…for the full range of entities commonly encountered in practice and board exam settings.” – Academic Radiology
“One of the major strengths of this book is…it focuses on short succinct differentials and avoids the laundry-list differentials…The book…is a great value for those looking to develop short clear differentials for the imaging findings…” – Radiology
This fully revised second edition of Top 3 Differentials in Radiology provides a comprehensive core exam review of frequently encountered imaging gamuts in all major radiological subspecialties. Author William O’Brien utilizes the widely acclaimed format of his first edition, with 330 new and updated radiology cases organized into 12 core subspecialty sections. The last section, “Roentgen Classics,” includes cases from each of the previous core sections, with imaging findings characteristic of a single diagnosis.
This book reflects content included in the current radiology board examinations with accurate and concise descriptions of key differentials, which are integral to acing the boards. Each case is formatted as a two-page unit. The left page features clinical images, succinctly captioned radiographic findings, and pertinent clinical history. The right page includes the key imaging gamut, differential diagnoses rank-ordered by the Top 3, additional diagnostic considerations, and clinical pearls.
- More than 700 high quality images, including advanced imaging techniques
- Rank ordered differentials organized into the Top 3 and additional diagnostic considerations
- A high-yield review of important imaging and clinical manifestations for all entities on the list of differentials
- Imaging pearls at the end of each case provide a quick review of key points
This outstanding resource provides radiologists and trainees with a solid foundation of core radiology topics and a wide spectrum of key imaging findings encountered in clinical practice. It is a must-have for radiology residents preparing for board examinations. Veteran radiologists looking for a comprehensive review of critical topics in radiology will also find this book invaluable.