Introduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging
by Patrick J. Lynch, C. Carl Jaffe
Publisher: Yale University 2006
Number of pages: 63
Comprehensive overview of cardiothoracic imaging and major diseases, including over 700 diagnostic images, 100 original medical illustrations, and many animations and audiovisuals. Designed primarily for second-year medical students at Yale, the site may also be useful to science teachers, pre-med undergraduates, and anyone interested in the details of heart and lung imaging.
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