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Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology

Arthur A. De Smet, MD
JAMA. 1997;278(6):525. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550060101051.
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The CD-ROM Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology is the work of four radiologists and a managing editor from the radiology department of Dalhousie University in Canada. I ran the program without any difficulties under Windows 3.1 on a Pentium90 and under Windows 95 on a Pentium 133. The system requirements are given as a 486 or higher PC, Windows 3.1 or 95,2x or higher CD drive, 640 x 480 or better video adapter, and 32K or higher colors.

The intended audience is medical students, junior radiology residents, clinical trainees, and radiologic technologists. Although the title suggests a general review of diagnostic radiology, the CD-ROM is a series of cases emphasizing imaging on emergency department patients. Four sections cover the abdomen and pelvis, chest, musculoskeletal system, and neuroradiology. The last three contain tutorials and unknown cases, which take the student through an organized series of screens on basic topics such as brain


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