This book is not intended to be an all-inclusive atlas. It does not attempt to give the detailed technics for taking roentgenograms for various parts of the body. The illustrations are nearly all line drawings which do portray clearly the contours of normal bones. The authors emphasize particularly that different degrees of rotation of an extremity or a part of an extremity may produce marked differences in the shadows cast by the bones which are being studied.
Although the greater part of the text is concerned with the bones and joints, roentgenologic anatomy of the gastrointestinal and thoracic organs is also included.
It is well to remember—and this text definitely emphasizes the fact—that in order to interpret the abnormal the physician must first be thoroughly familiar with the normal roentgenologic anatomy.