By Lovblad on Mar 25, 2008
This is still probably the best reference on pediatric neuroimaging available. Especially the initial section on normal and abnormal brain development are absolutely indispensable if you want to be able to interpret these images. Overall one does not note that great a difference from previous editions but it is larger so it does contain more data. It is quite up-to-date also.
The Definitive Pediatric Neuroradiology Text
By Nicholas V. Stence on Nov 01, 2012
I am a pediatric neuroradiologist at a major children's hospital. On a routine basis, patients with extremely rare neurological disorders are imaged in my department. This textbook is always the first place I look when presented with a novel or unusual case, and it is often the only source I require. Among its many strengths, this textbook is extremely well-written, perhaps the best I have ever read. As several major publishers have switched to an outline, bulleted format for textbook, it is refreshing to have a book written in coherent prose. The writing style is clear and concise. More importantly, most sections are written in a manner that feels like you are actually consulting with an expert, and benefiting from a combination of published papers and their personal experience. This text is also quite well-organized. It must have been a daunting task to approach writing a complete textbook on the spectrum of pediatric neuroimaging. This book efficiently organizes sections into logical parts. The entire gamut of knowledge in this field is covered, starting with normal anatomy and logically proceeding to congenital anomalies, metabolic and toxic disorders, tumors, infections, etc. As I am fairly familiar with the text by this point, I can often quickly navigate to the section I require simply by virtue of the general category of the disorder. The book is also image-rich (as it should be). The image quality is excellent, with clear and identifiable abnormalities. There are many clearly organized tables, which aid in categorizing information and making it easily searchable. Compared with the 4th edition, the new 5th edition contains new sections, new imaging modalities (including DTI and fetal imaging most prominently), new tables, and a new organization of certain chapters. All of the changes are positive. Unlike some new editions that lose ground with new or revised chapters, every change in this text feels like an improvement. Furthermore, there are enough worthwhile changes and additions that those who own a copy of the 4th edition should purchase this new volume. In the current age of easily accessible information through the Internet, including medical web sites, PubMed, and of course Dr. Google, textbooks in general have lost their central importance as reading room references. However, the new 5th edition of Pediatric Neuroimaging is so comprehensive, and has been so thoroughly updated with modern peer-reviewed papers and the latest imaging modalities, that it will remain relevant and useful for years to come. It belongs in the library of any radiologist whose practice includes pediatric neuroimaging, as well as neurologists, neuro-oncologists or neurosurgeons with an interest in imaging.
By Silvio C. L. Souto on Sep 06, 2005
This is the best book ever written about pediatric neuroimaging, being an essential tool for the neuroradiologist. This new edition includes new technics like spectroscopy and perfusion MR images in a very didatic way. I really recomend this book. Silvio Souto, MD
Too much text
By Neurorads on Nov 10, 2013
too much text, not enough images. Otherwise, it is the bible of pediatric neuroimaging, but I wish someone would come up with a more practical, easier to navigate textbook for this field.
By Aeris on Apr 27, 2013
What more can I say? The book is thorough, the descriptions are as complete as can be expected for a radiology book, the images are plenty. In fact, each image has a half-page description, in thorough detail. This is certainly THE BOOK for pediatric neuroradiology. It's giant and scary, but leads you through topics with excellent organization, clear chapters, beautiful summary tables, and excellent images. For an e-book, it needs some tweaking. The fonts don't change between chapter text and image text. It's hard to tell if I'm reading an image description or main text. It's not possible to look at an image and its description at the same time, like you could in a real book. The image quality decreases rapidly if its zoomed in. I realize these are all technical issues, and I LOVE that this book is available on kindle. The technical issues are a minor inconvenience. Having a massive book that could take out a foot if dropped, all on a small light kindle device, is incredible, and I'm very thankful to the publishers.
By Felippe J. C. Freitas on Mar 23, 2012
Very complete content. Well-done illustrations. All and more that you have to know about pediatric neuroradiology. And the version online is a superb. I really recommend it!!!
Nice book, worth reading
By Rajpal Bhandal on Oct 09, 2013
Nice book, worth reading. very exploratory, descriptive and easy to understand. My friend advised me to purchase one & I am happy for my decision taken.
By Dr William G Novak on Jan 21, 2013
Dr Barkovich has done it again. An excellent update of the superb definitive text. A must read for all who interpret pediatric neuroimaging exams.
By J. Hoyt Young on May 29, 2007
Excellent review, helpful in our case where there was some disagreement between various medical exterts as to neuroimaging.