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Few Useful Online Radiology Textbooks

Chorus or Collaborative Hypertext of Radiology at http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/ is available from Medical College of Wisconsin. It is a "quick reference" hypertext for physicians and medical students with more than 1,100 documents that describe diseases, radiological findings, differential-diagnosis lists ("gamuts"), and relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology. Interestingly, CHORUS is based on Fact/File, a radiology hypertext reference that has been used with a clinical radiology information system at the University of Chicago. This "quick reference" hypertext deals with individual systems, multisystem entities, besides having a separate feature on technical material.

2. Radiology Board Review Notes
http://medicine.creighton.edu/radiology/Boardrevnotes.html and http://medicine.creighton.edu/radiology/basicimaglec.html is a site from Creighton University with comprehensive text material on different organ systems such as Musculoskeletal, Chest, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Obstetrics, Neuroradiology and on different modalities such as Radiophysics, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine. Another feature of the website is the coverage on differential diagnosis and staging of neoplasms.

3. The Virtual Hospital Collection
at http://www.vh.org/Providers/Textbooks/MultimediaTextbooks.html is a digital collection of multimedia teaching materials. online texts, cases, and other items classified according to information type, department, and organ system. This collection of multimedia resources is created and sourced from the University of Iowa. At the moment there is a collection of approximately fifty electronic texts and image databases, comprising dermatology, pathology, anatomy, differential diagnosis and other topics.

4. The Radiology Survival Manual is a medical student's and intern's guide to the radiology required to survive a night on-call. This site is available at http://www.indyrad.iupui.edu/public/alexanders/rsm/home.html and requires Macromedia Flash Playerİ to function correctly. The topics covered are Volume (Slice) Imaging, Spiral CT, Normal Head CT, Normal Abdominal & Pelvic CT, Emergency Chest CT, CT of Aortic Dissection and CT of Thoracic Abscesses.

Musculoskeletal Radiology at http://www.gentili.net/ comprises of a remarkable set of webpages featuring the Musculoskeletal system. Authored by A Gentili, M.D from the Department of Radiological Sciences at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Los Angeles. CA, the educative material is wide-ranging and informative. The topic list includes Arthritides of the foot: an interactive atlas, a Fracture atlas, Musculoskeletal Radiology Differential Diagnosis and Sources of Musculoskeletal Radiology Teaching Cases.

6. Yale Introduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging
available at http://info.med.yale.edu/intmed/cardio/imaging/contents.html is edited by C. Carl Jaffe, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Section of Cardiovascular Medicine. The site deals with topics such as Anatomy, Heart in radiographs, Imaging technology, Radiography, Atlas of Echocardiography, Disease entities, Lung imaging, Bones, Mammography, Case Index

Applications of Transcranial doppler ultrasound in Neuroanesthesia is a website authored by Stephan Strebel, from the Department of Anaesthesia, University of Basel and is available at http://www.medana.unibas.ch/eng/tcd/tcd0.htm The topics covered include Doppler ultrasound in medicine, Cerebral hemodynamics: physical principles and physiological factors, Techniques examining cerebral hemodynamics, History of TCD, Physical principles of Doppler and spectral analysis, Examination techniques, Window search, Artery identification, Normal values, Doppler parameters, Cerebral arterial blood flow velocity and cerebral blood flow

Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook at http://www.practiceguidelines.org is an online book from the Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology that "attempts to define practice principles that generally should assist in producing high quality medical care". The handbook contains Quality Improvement Documents, Consensus Documents, Credentialing Statements, Policy and Position Statements (such as Guidelines regarding HIV and other blood borne pathogens in vascular/interventional radiology), Technology assessment documents and Standards from outside organizations.

Basics of MRI at http://www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/mri/inside.htm is an online textbook written by JP Hornak from the Rochester Institute of Technology. This textbook designed for the medical student and Radiology professionals, has 14 chapters covering the mathematics of MRI, spin physics, basic imaging techniques and hardware. Sections on image artifacts and advanced imaging techniques are also featured. Multimedia features like animated graphics richly supplement the text. Besides this a glossary and a index of symbols are also available.

Basics of NMR by Joseph P. Hornak, Ph.D Professor of Chemistry and Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology is accessible at http://www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/nmr/inside.htm Topics covered include The Mathematics of NMR, Spin Physics, NMR Spectroscopy, Fourier Transforms, Pulse Sequences, NMR Hardware and an remarkable section on Practical Considerations. Besides there is material on Carbon-13 NMR and Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

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