In an emergency a junior doctor, often early in his/her training, will be called upon to give an opinion concerning an X-Ray. Whether or not it is reasonable to expect this group to be able to correctly interpret X-Rays, they often are expected to do so. The use of line drawings to explain the X-Ray appearance is a central aspect in the identification of important features. The contribution of a professional artist to this book greatly assists in producing rapid understanding of the individual X-Ray. A double page layout allows a didactic text to be placed opposite to the image/s. A schematic explanation of the observations is written in a simple but comprehensive manner.
This book is intended mainly for trainee surgeons who are required to interpret X-Rays as part of their accident and emergency training. The book will be of interest to residents in surgery of all disciplines starting off in the ED/A&E department, as well as to radiographers beginning to report fractures and medical students.