The teaching of radiological interpretation is a crucial element of general surgical training and forms an important part of postgraduate examinations. In this book there is a strong emphasis toward the radiological assessment of the acute abdomen and also the investigation of the gastrointestinal tract. There is particular reference to the abdominal radiography which provides an important initial diagstic tool in the acutely ill surgical patient. The book also contains sub-sections within each chapter devoted to the other facets of surgical radiology including trauma and orthopaedics, uradiology, head and neck imaging, interventional and breast radiology. Alongside key surgical points the text discusses further relevant imaging in each case. Numerous examples of barium contrast studies, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans are included to further illustrate the surgical cases chosen.