O’Brien WT. Top 3 Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review;Thieme;2018; 720 pp; 825 ill; $129.99
The 2nd edition of Top 3 Differentials in Radiology is a collation of 330 cases spread among all the subspecialty areas in radiology, such as:
- Head and Neck
- Pediatric (including fetal, ultrasound)
- Nuclear Medicine
The final chapter, entitled Roentgen Classic has 25 cases and is edited by Dr. William O’Brien (from the University of Cincinnati) and has contributions from 65 others radiologists.
Each case is shown with representation images and a brief history. Before continuing, one should proffer a diagnosis. Then, on the following page, one sees the top 3 diagnoses; which fit the imaging and have a description of each diagnosis. Often, there may be more than 3 diagnoses, with a few more differentials listed; however, the less likely diagnoses are mentioned with a brief explanation.
This would be an excellent book to have for review by house staff, but also for attending radiologists who may be involved in interpreting studies in different areas of radiology.…