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Diagnostic Imaging in Renal Disease.

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By Rosenfield Arthur T., Glickman Morton G., Hodson John. . 332 pages. Apple-ton-Century-Crofts; , New York: , 1979.. Price, $33.50

Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):283-284. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-283_4
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The authors do not pretend to be encyclopedic but to stress those entities in which newer imaging and laboratory modalities are most effectively used. This is evident by the presence of a 51-page chapter on renal vascular hypertension and a 46-page chapter on renal transplantation, in a book with 325 pages of text.

A few controversial opinions and procedures are expressed. The authors advocate fluid restriction before intravenous pyelography, which runs counter to current trends. In Chapter 3, the statement is made that "much of the contrast is cleared by filtration on the first pass through the kidney" whereas only


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