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The chest radiograph is, by far, the most frequent study to evaluate the lungs, other than the physical examination. Unfortunately, too many clinicians requesting the study have a mundane understanding of the correlation between a radiographic pattern and its representative pathologic process. Other clinicians may ask more from this technology than is plausible because of physics principles and an overall lack of specificity. Most standard pulmonary texts tend to foster these deficiencies, but Heitzman, writing in a pragmatic style, addresses these issues concisely and clearly.
This is the second edition, the first being published almost a decade ago. The new
The Lung: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlations.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:723–724. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-723
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):723-724.
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