I thought it would be interesting to informally poll my residents to find out their favorite radiology book by residency year and share the information with the readers of the website. Why? First of all, I figured many readers have a vague idea of what books to read, but sometimes they purchase radiology books without checking out what their colleagues liked the most. Second, I performed a brief survey by residency year to get a more specific idea about what you may want at your stage of residency. And finally, I was hoping to find a few patterns (which I did).
Well, these are the basics about what I found. Core Radiology was the only book that all years found to be useful. Brandt and Helms and Felson’s were popular in all years except the 4th year. Otherwise, there is a smattering of favorites throughout all 4 years of residency.
Check out the results from my informal radiology book poll (the first of its kind on this website!) at the bottom of this blog in order of popularity for each residency year.
Let’s Create A Radsresident Favorite Radiology Book Poll!
And lastly, I thought it would be a good idea to also have you, the reader, take a survey to determine which books were your favorites. If we gather enough data, we can create another list compiled from all my readers. I think that this information would also be helpful to decide upon which books to read. So, fill out the survey at the bottom of the page to give your opinion!
The Final Results!
So, now I present you a list of the results from my informal poll with links to the same books on Amazon (where I am an affiliate!)
Please fill out the survey below if you want to contribute your opinion to the “best of” radiology list of books for all readers of radsresident.com. If you cannot see the survey for whatever reason, you can click on the adjacent link that will take you directly to the survey site. Once again, thanks!!!