- Modern Diagnostics
infobox Book |
name = Modern Diagnostics
image_caption = Modern Diagnostics
language = English
publisher = [http://www.nbtindia.org.in/ National Book Trust] , India
release_date = 2001
media_type = Print (
isbn = ISBN 81-237-3317-8
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"Modern Diagnostics" was written by
Anil Aggrawalin 2001, in response to a tremendous demand in India for a book which could explain basic facts about some modern diagnostic methods, such as X-rays, CT scan, PET scan etc to the layman in non-technical terms. [http://www.nbtindia.org.in/ National Book Trust] , India, approached the popular science writer Anil Aggrawal for this work.
Areas dealt with
The author has dealt with 12 major diagnostic methods. These are X-rays (chapter 1), ECG and EEG (chapter 2), Endoscopy (chapter 3), Thermography (chapter 4), Mammography (Chapter 5), Angiography (Chapter 6), Computers in modern diagnostics (chapter 7), Digital technology (chapter 8), MRI (Chapter 9), Ultrasound (chapter 10), Nuclear scans (chapter 11) and PET scan (chapter 12). In addition there are two appendices too, the first dealing with minor diagnostic tests which have not been covered in the main book (such as agglutination test, air plethysmography, arthrometry, ballistocardiography, caloric study, capillary fragility test, TORCH test and so on. Appendix II deals with some important dates in the development of Modern Diagnostic procedures. There is a brief glossary also.
The main significance of this book is that the subject matter is explained in a completely non-technical language. The book has been illustrated with many line diagrams to make the book still more interesting. It has proved quite popular among lay people.
Other books by Anil Aggrawal
*2001, [http://www.nbtindia.org.in/ National Book Trust] , India ISBN 81-237-3317-8, Pub date 2001, paperback
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