Most Radiology Residency are often confused regarding what books to study. The vast range of radiology books can be overwhelming. Here we analyze the best radiology books which every resident should know of. Standard textbooks are always recommended over online learning.
Textbook of Radiology and Imaging (David Sutton)
Another widely used radiology textbook very popular among Indian radiology residents. Every resident must go through the chest radiology in this book. However this book is not regularly updated as compared to Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic radiology textbook.
Aiims-Mamc-Pgi'S Comprehensive Textbook Of Diagnostic Radiology -3 Volume set (Khandelwal Niranjan)
This is one of the most popular books among Indian residents preparing for DMRD, DNB & MD exams. Though the text might not be as reliable as the books mentioned above, these books are concise and easy to read.
Felson’s Chest Roentgenology (Benjamin Felson)
One of the pioneers of chest radiology, Benjamin Felson coined the terms such as cervicothoracic sign , hilum convergence sign, hilum overlay sign and popularized the silhouette sign. We recommend every first year resident to read this in order to get a grasp of Chest radiograph reporting.
Chapman & Nakielny’s Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis
This is the classic book used by radiology residents to learn differential diagnoses of various pathology. A major improvement on the old editions, this book is a valuable resource for every radiology exam. The second half of the book contains various topics in a summarized manner and can be used for last minute revision before exams.
Top 3 Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review (William T O’Brien)
Though this is not to be considered an alternative to Chapman & Nakielny’s Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis, this book covers the essentials for the FRCR 2B exam. It has a system based approach providing an eclectic collection of cases.
Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology Essentials (Grant et al.)
It is a summarized version of Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology textbook. Often used by FRCR 2A aspirants, it is optimal for someone who wants a swift revision of general radiology. We highly recommend this book. The text is written in a point-wise manner and needs basic reading of the Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology textbook first.
Crack the Core Exam (Prometheus Lionhart)
This 2-volume set of books is a great substitute to Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology Essentials. The writing is MCQ focused and is probably the best text for radiology residents who are preparing for exams like Board Core exams, FRCR 2A & EDIR. We highly recommend you to check out all the books written by Prometheus Lionhart are they often make complex topics rather easy to understand.
Christensen's Physics of Diagnostic Radiology (Curry, Dowdey, Murry)
One of the most popular imaging physics book used over the years. Exceptional book for Xray physics and basic concepts. This book covers all the aspects of conventional radiography, such as collimators, filters, grids, screens, and films, along with USG, CT and MRI. The text is rather easy to read with ample figures & charts.
Radcases books: Separate case review books are available for each system. Highly recommended for FRCR 2B preparation and practising radiologists.
These books have a MCQ-based approach to learning imaging cases and are highly recommended for exams like FRCR 2B and EDIR
1.Radiographics : RSNA Publications Online: Most up-to-date source of radiological articles on the internet. The articles are beautifully presented and makes a excellent reference text for residents as well as practicing radiologists. If you are preparing for the ABR Core exam , then you must go through the RadioGraphics ABR Diagnostic Radiology Core Exam study guide articles.
2.Radiopaedia : With a collection of over 38000 imaging cases and counting, this website is one of the very best online resources for case-based learning. The articles are a concise revision text. The Radiopedia video courses are second to none! We recommend you to regularly check their Featured Videos page for free course videos.
3.Radiology Assistant : The articles on this website are presented in a step-by-step pattern. This makes this website a complete tutorial-based tool for easy and effective learning of basic radiology. We highly recommend the newly added articles on Covid-19.
4.AuntMinnie : This is yet another interactive case learning website. The quiz form of the cases is quite an interesting way of learning radiology. This website also brings regularly updated radiology news from around the world.
5.CTisus.com (Elliot Fishman) : Regularly updated website for CT learning with over 275,000 images. Do not miss the case of the week.
6.Applied Radiology : Comprehensive online resource for journal based learning.