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New York/Stuttgart - Some people are born with a hearing impairment, for others like actress Halle Berry, hearing loss may occur later in life for a variety of reasons including head injury, infection or long-term exposure to loud noise. Hearing and balance organs are located within the temporal bone. Imaging of the Temporal Bone, published by Thieme, presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to assessing trauma and diseases affecting this area.

This fully updated book features state-of-the-art imaging strategies for the evaluation of trauma and disease processes affecting the temporal bone and its intricate anatomy. More than 1,500 illustrations complement the text.

"Our primary focus is centered on the imaging specialist, but we hope that our clinical colleagues find our contribution of interest and importance as well. The text has been rewritten and expanded throughout and the illustrations, to a large extent, have been replaced by more cutting edge high resolution CT and MR images," states Dr. Joel D. Swartz.

Imaging of the Temporal Bone includes in-depth information regarding both common and rare conditions. The fourth edition introduces a how-to chapter which focuses on CT and MRI as well as an overview of the role of plain film radiography, ultrasound. PET, and PET/CT.

Radiology residents, fellows, and practicing radiologists will appreciate the time and energy the authors have invested in improving this authoritative text. It is arguably the most well-known and established temporal bone monograph available and is a permanent fixture in hospitals and offices around the world.

About the Authors

Joel D. Swartz, MD, President, Germantown Imaging Associates, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.

Laurie A. Loevner, MD, Professor of Radiology, Otorhinolaryngology


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