Comprehensive Textbook of Clinical Radiology Volume I: Principles of Clinical Radiology, Multisystem Diseases & Head and Neck-E-book

  Comprehensive Textbook of Clinical Radiology Volume I: Principles of Clinical Radiology, Multisystem Diseases & Head and Neck-E-book 

2023 pdf


  • Editor-In-Chief Amarnath C : Professor And Head, Department Of Radiodiagnosis
  • Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India

  • Editor Hemant Patel : Director & Consultant Radiologist, Gujarat Imaging Centre,   Ahmadabad, India 
  • Assistant Editor :  Gaurang Raval Consultant Radiologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Rajkot, India
  •  Pages: 5798
  •  Language: English
  •  Format: PDF
  •  Size:115MB


 . Cover image

 .  Title page

 . Copyright

 .  Foreword

 .  Foreword

 .  Foreword

 .   Preface

 .  Central Editorial Board

 .  Contributors

 . SECTION 1. Principles of Clinical Radiology


Radiology as a speciality holds the privilege of being the most expansive as

well as the most advanced branch of modern medical science. The hyper

pace of research and development in this speciality has blurred the lines of

difference between a student and a consultant of radiology. Hence, the

books which were touted to be ‘Textbooks of Radiology’ in the past have

become insufficient to quench the thirst of a blooming radiologist. As a

teacher, I could empathize with this confusion that a radiologist faces to

become the ‘jack of all trades’ since the last 10–12 years. My guru, Prof

T.S. Swaminathan, was constantly encouraging me to write a book on

Radiology as a way to end this turmoil.

The idea of this book came to me when I realized that there is a lack of

single textbook for general radiology. Such a comprehensive textbook was

one of the foremost demands of young and experienced radiologists across

the country. Hence, I decided to publish under Indian Radiological and

Imaging Association. Since the inception of the idea of this book in April

2019, my dear friend Dr Hemant Patel (Editor) and my student Dr Gaurang

Raval (Assistant Editor) shared unmatched passion and enthusiasm to make

this book the holy grail of radiology. This is our humble attempt to compile

a single reference point, fully integrated and well-illustrated textbook of

radiology as an end result of 2 years of hard work.

In March 2020, the world was struck by the destructive COVID-19

infection. During the period of lockdown, I went into self-contemplation

and understood two things: (1) A simple but deadly virus does not

differentiate class, creed, religion, region − things which differentiate us

daily; and (2) any radiologist is a student for life. Taking these two

thoughts, we ventured to start the biggest book on Radiology. The catch

was not to make a textbook but to make a ‘standard comprehensive

reference book’ on radiology which would cater to the students, consultants

and superspecialists alike.

COVID-19 lockdown turned to be a boon in disguise. Contributors made

the apposite use of time at their disposal. The virus united us and the theme

of the book became ‘One World, One Radiology, One Book’. Radiologists

all over the world and in India showed unparalleled enthusiasm to give their

best for the book. This book is a testament of unequalled unity and

prodigious talent radiologists can show in times of great duress.

Another hurdle we faced was that almost the entire team of editors and

contributors (including myself) got infected with COVID-19 at some point.

But even the infection could not bring down the spirit of teaching within

each one of us. Many have worked while on a hospital bed or in a

quarantine centre like crazy. This is a testimony of selflessness of a medical


Female editors and contributors are our biggest strength in this project.

We are very proud that our book is probably the only work of this level with

more than 40% of contribution by esteemed ladies. We are also proud that

for the very first time a radiology textbook has a dedicated volume on

women’s imaging – obstetrics and breast imaging.

The contents of the book are very distinctive. Each system starts with the

imaging techniques from X-ray to MRI to PET. Standard, reproducible and

up-to-date protocols are enumerated. The second section is a detailed

radiological anatomy of the given system. It is seen that a resident or a

young consultant radiologist refers to radiological anatomy two to three

times a day on an average. This section would be really helpful to them.

Normal variants represent the extended spectrum of normal – knowledge of

which is the prerequisite for standard examination. This section deals in

detail about the gamut of normal variants.

Normograms and normal value section is made as a ready referral to

accurately define pathologies across modalities. By mentioning the requisite

cut-off values and their implication in the reporting, radiologists would be

able to steer management and predict prognostication in each case.

Embryology forms the basis of congenital diseases in an individual.

Embryology in this book is described in detail as a precursor to the

paediatric section. Our paediatric radiology section contributed by the best

of the best radiologists across the globe make it one of the most anticipated

sections in the book. The language is very lucid and reader friendly.

The adult radiology section gets into the details of all pathologies.

Section editors and contributors across systems have laboured to bring

about each and every pathology on the reader’s platter. How and why

imaging has a crucial role in each modality along with radiopathological

correlation is beautifully explained throughout the book. The oncoimaging

section is laden with the most advanced and contemporary information

about the subspecialty. It deals in not only imaging but also posttreatment −

surgery/chemo/radiation evaluation − a cornerstone in oncomanagement.

The classifications and staging provided in the section are updated − up to

the minute of publication.

The field of radiology which has been in vogue since last few years is

Intervention Radiology. There is hardly any disease where the intervention

radiologist cannot help in healing the patient. The said section deals in

details about vascular and nonvascular interventions in detail. Learning and

mastering Intervention Radiology is truly the path ahead for radiologists in

coming times. Radiology not only diagnoses the problems of clinicians but

also helps saving life. One of the brightest examples of this adage is

Emergency Radiology section deals in detail with trauma and all

emergencies encountered in the field of medicine.

Radiology has come a long way from 2D black and white images to

interactive stuff. Hence, to serve today’s radiologists, the book is coming

out with an interactive e-version. The total content of the book − print and

e-versions − comes close to 11,000 plus pages. Such a voluminous book

would be with you − the reader always in your pocket − be it mobile or

iPad. We hope that this book will serve as the primary reference for

residents, superspecialist and consultant practicing radiologists in order to

facilitate their education and particularly in clinical practice.

We are most grateful to our editor, section editors, central associate

editors, assistant editors and authors, for providing such lucid illustrative


We firmly believe that nothing is impossible for the person who has these

six virtues – knowledge, logic, inclination towards science, strong memory,

zeal to learn and skill.


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