New York/Stuttgart, September 2010 - For authors Dr. Hector Ferral and Dr. Jonathan Lorenz providing concise, accurate and comprehensive interventional radiology review material for residents and medical professionals was the impetus for writing Interventional Radiology. This recently published book is part of RadCases, an innovative website and companion book series, created by Thieme, that brings together key cases in radiology beneath one umbrella.
"[We remember what it was like] combing through everything from review books to encyclopedias of endless information to find a way to absorb impossible amounts of knowledge in a few month-long subspecialty rotations --all the while manning our clinical responsibilities," says Hector Ferral, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Ferral and Dr. Lorenz succinctly present core concepts and minimize nonessential details. The book comes with a scratch-off code that allows readers twelve months of access to an online database of 100 cases plus an additional 150 cases in Interventional Radiology's specialty -- 250 cases in total. Together the book and the website work in tandem to simulate everything a radiologist faces on rounds, rotations and during exams.
"It was our residents who gave us the idea and encouragement to undertake this project after our collection of cases led to a track record of consistent success on the boards," states Jonathan Lorenz, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois.
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