Chicago, IL – June 2018 – The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to share the below professional review of its publication Neonatal Imaging.
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD of Tulane University School of Medicine has professionally reviewed NCC’s publication Neonatal Imaging. Dr. Goldsmith states “This is a unique book aimed at bedside providers. I am not aware of a similar resource that addresses the basic imaging issues in the NICU…. This book fills a necessary niche in the literature for the active NICU and will find lots of use by bedside providers.”
Doody’s Book Review Service gives Neonatal Imaging a score of 91 - Outstanding, minor problems in execution.
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NEW REVIEW -- EKLUND / Neonatal Imaging. National Certification Corporation, 2018, $79.99.
Eklund, Meryle J., MD; Hill, Jeanne G., MD; Swift, Caroline C., MD
ISBN: 978-0-9890198-2-8, 282 pages, soft cover.
[REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine)
Written by radiologists, this book is designed to help primary bedside providers in the NICU -- neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) and residents -- to interpret basic radiological images of the neonatal chest, abdomen, head (ultrasound), and urinary tract. The book takes a very basic approach to the common images seen by bedside providers on a daily basis in the NICU.
The purpose, according to the authors, is to "provide a better understanding of the basic of imaging and the language of radiology to aid clinicians in the evaluation of neonates." This is a worthy objective, since many bedside providers have limited education and experience in this area and this book fills an important need.
The intended audience is NNPs in NICUs and newborn nurseries. However, the book is also an excellent educational resource for pediatric residents, fellows, and other caretakers in the unit. It is probably too basic for experienced neonatologists, but the images make it an excellent teaching tool. The authors are two pediatric radiologists and a radiology resident from the Medical University of South Carolina.
The introduction reviews the terms and techniques of imaging, followed by chapters devoted to the neonatal chest, abdomen, head, urinary tract, and artifacts. A closing chapter with case challenges provides a chance for readers to test their skills. The images are fairly large, reproduce well on glossy paper, and are easy to understand. For the most part, the book succeeds in teaching the basic areas of neonatal imaging, but its scope is limited.
This is a unique book aimed at bedside providers. I am not aware of a similar resource that addresses the basic imaging issues in the NICU. Other major books in neonatal radiology are not aimed at this population of caretakers and would be difficult for a bedside provider to use. Some are limited to chest imaging (i.e. Radiological Imaging of the Neonatal Chest, 2nd edition, Donoghue, Springer, 2008) and others cover neonates as well as young children.
This book fills a necessary niche in the literature for the active NICU and will find lots of use by bedside providers.
Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!