Title: How Your Doctor Sees You
Author: Robert Angus
Publisher: Farthings Publishing
Reviewer: Jade Day, 1st Year Adult Nursing student at Anglia Ruskin
What was it like
This book is a brilliant showcase of all the different types of scans and imaging healthcare professionals use when dealing with patients. All the images are clear and both normal and abnormal images are displayed in order to demonstrate the differences there are after injury and there are a wide range of common injuries to look at.
Though the author states at the beginning of the book it is not meant as a learning tool for students, personally I found it to be exactly that. It is extremely informative, uses clear explanations when medical terminology is included and all the images are labelled clearly for anybody to be able to understand positioning. I found this great as a revision tool for my anatomy and physiology as it demonstrates exactly where organs/bones are and names them clearly.
All the different types of imaging are explained clearly at the start of the book, so the reader is aware of the differences in what they are looking at and I found it fascinating from start to finish.
Strengths & weaknesses:
Clear imaging is used throughout the book, clear explanations are given at every stage, the body is visited in sections so you can look at one area at a time and the language used throughout is relatable to anyone, not just those in the medical field.
Quite a large heavy book and slightly repetitive in images used at times.
Who should read it
Any kind of student in the medical/nursing field, those already qualified, anyone interested in seeing medical images and having an explanation if they have had an injury in the past, anyone working with this equipment that wants to show off the things they get to see on a normal work day.