Parts of this book previously appeared in the author's early work, Fundamentals of Clinical Fluoroscopy. The purpose of this monograph is also to give the reader an intelligent approach to the study and application of roentgenologic diagnosis, with emphasis on fluoroscopy and spot filming.
Whenever a roentgenogram can give the same information as a fluoroscopic examination, taking the roentgenogram is preferable. After the roentgenogram has been reviewed it is frequently observed that the patient may benefit from a fluoroscopic examination.
Very properly, the author begins with a discussion of the mechanics of production of fluoroscopic images and the need for protective measures in radiology. Following this are chapters on examination of the lungs, the heart, and the entire gastrointestinal system. A special chapter discusses intestinal obstruction, which is a very important clinical problem, and there are many ways in which the roentgenologic examination may assist in the diagnosis and management