© 2008

The Right Imaging Study

A Guide for Physicians

  • Ronald L. Eisenberg
  • Alexander R. Margulis
  • Written in an easy-to-understand fashion

  • Pocket-sized handbook that fits into your lab coat and is also ideal for office use or in the ER

  • Complete coverage of all imaging modalities

  • A list of differential diagnosis for every symptom and sign

  • Current references and recommended readings


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. William Dillon
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jeffrey S. Klein
    Pages 27-107
  4. D. David Dershaw
    Pages 108-123
  5. U. Joseph Schoepf
    Pages 124-172
  6. Richard M. Gore
    Pages 173-272
  7. N. Reed Dunnick
    Pages 273-347
  8. Donald Resnick
    Pages 348-407
  9. Burton P. Drayer
    Pages 408-515
  10. Evis Sala, Hedvig Hricak
    Pages 516-563
  11. Deborah Levine
    Pages 564-580
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 581-615

About this book


Ideal for family physicians, internists, pediatricians, emergency physicians and all involved in clinical diagnosis, this new edition provides need-to-know information when ordering the most clinically appropriate and cost-effective diagnostic imaging studies. Focused chapters target key questions for quick and easy reference for 300 clinical problems encountered in day-to-day practice. The first part of each chapter helps the reader establish a working diagnosis based on signs and symptoms and common causes. The second part provides coherent imaging strategies for confirming or refining the initial diagnosis. Most importantly, recognized experts in the fields of radiology and primary care draw on their own experience to provide clinically pertinent advice to help you select the correct diagnostic imaging studies needed for your patients.

With its portable, pocket-sized format, The Right Imaging Study: A Guide for Physicians is the definitive reference tool that is sure to improve your diagnostic and decision-making skills when ordering imaging studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald L. Eisenberg
    • 1
  • Alexander R. Margulis
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Right Imaging Study
  • Book Subtitle A Guide for Physicians
  • Authors Ronald Eisenberg
    Alexander R. Margulis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-73773-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-73774-4
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 615
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1996 and 2000
  • Topics General Practice / Family Medicine
    Sports Medicine
    Emergency Medicine
    Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews of the third edition:

"The authors have organized a book to help simplify choosing an optimal imaging study among multiple possibilities. This is a third edition, the first published in 1996. … The audience includes those practicing clinicians who, rather than looking for detailed discussion, are seeking direction and advice. The authors are experienced practitioners who have lived through the technologic advances as they have occurred." (Vincent F Carr, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2008)