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Essential Radiological Anatomy for the MRCS PDF

Nearly all surgical patients undergo some form of radiological imaging as part of their diagnostic work-up. It is often the role of the surgical trainee to clerk and examine the patient, and initiate emergent treatment and investigations in the acute setting. A basic understanding of the role of imaging and its demonstration of relevant anatomy is a fundamental prerequisite to the appropriate utilization of the radiological armamentarium. Surgical trainees are not expected to interpret imaging to the point of issuing a report; this is the role of the radiologist. Sound knowledge of radiological anatomy can prove
invaluable however in the initial reviewing of plain films, and give the surgeon a more informed opinion in the radiological multidisciplinary meeting. Over recent years the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) viva examination has increasingly made use of radiological imaging to facilitate the discussion of anatomy relevant to every day surgical practice. Indeed, the authors were questioned on sagittal magnetic resonance images of the brain, male and female pelvis and radiographs of the chest and abdomen. For many, examinations are stressful. The last thing a candidate needs is to be faced with unfamiliar radiological images. This review of surgically relevant radiological imaging aims to prevent initial uncertainties, and should allow the candidate to rapidly progress to confidently discussing the anatomy and scoring valuable points. This book aims to provide you with a number of key advantages before entering the exam. Firstly, you will become familiar with a range of images of differing modalities (plain film, fluoroscopy, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging). Secondly, different planes of imaging are utilized, so that you will not be fazed by an unusual coronal or sagittal view. You are also provided with ‘favourite’ anatomy viva questions and concise but detailed notes. Finally, the anatomical notes are correlated with surgical scenarios enabling you to read around potential topics for clinical discussion.

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