In this debut study guide for medical students and professionals who specialize in clinical radiology, a doctor compiles multiple-choice questions to simulate an examination.
In his book, Mahmud simplifies exam preparation. Each section of this work, formatted like a modern-day medical exam, is broken down by clinical radiology topic, from “trauma cases followed by oncology staging as well as congenital anomalies.” The purpose of the volume is to test “clinical and radiological knowledge of a wide variety of conditions.” According to Mahmud, his guide “will be of great value to medical practitioners of all levels,” from interns to experienced radiologists, seeking to either familiarize themselves with a new area of radiology or looking for a refresher on the subject. But because this book is strictly a set of multiple-choice questions relating to clinical radiology, it does not contain in-depth explanations or research into the topic for the novice student. Rather, it presents questions that only a medical professional would be able to answer. Helpfully, Mahmud includes a detailed answer key after each multiple-choice question section so students and practitioners using this manual will be able to correct their answers after taking the practice tests for an even more comprehensive exploration of the subject matter. For example, for each question, he reveals the right answer and then explains why it is correct. The only problem is that the answer section is slightly confusing because he uses a “true/false” format for the answer key, even if the original question itself wasn’t formatted as a “true/false” one. It would have been clearer if he had labeled the answers as “correct/incorrect.” But overall, this is a valuable book for anyone studying to become a radiologist who needs a comprehensive guide to the field or for an experienced medical practitioner wanting to acquire a new skill. It should certainly aid both. Laypersons looking to merely learn about radiology are better off starting with a simpler, narrative-based text.
A useful study tool for medical students and experienced doctors alike.