Author: Anil Aggrawal
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123733178
This book seeks to acquaint the reader with various diagnostic methods that are available, and the instances when they are useful. The basic science behind these tests and a short historical introduction places the subject in proper perspective.
When we develop an irritating symptom, say, cough with fever, or vomiting with abdominal pain, we just do not know problem has developed. We rush to the doctor who puts us through various tests. The process of knowing what is wrong with our body is known as diagnostics. With the advent of modern technology like magnetic sensors, ultrasound machines, high tech computers, positron emissions, etc., a revolution has been brought about in diagnosing disease and providing treatment. This is what the book is all about.
Seeing with Invisible Radiations
Telegrams from the Heart and the Brain
Visualizing the Breast
Looking at Arteries and Veins
Computers in Modern Diagnostics
Seeing with Magnetism
Seeing with Sound
Seeing with Radioactive Elements
Putting Subatomic Particles to Work
A Miscellany of Diagnostic Tests
Important Dates in Modern Diagnostics