Radiologic Diagnosis of Polyps and Carcinoma of the Large Bowel. By Maruyama Masakazu. pages. Igaku-Shoin, Tokyo and New York, 1978. Price, $52.00.

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Any attempt to present a global review of the entire interface between the barium enema and tumors of the colon is an ambitious arbeit for which the author is to be commended. After a brief historical review of the evolution of the barium enema, detailed attention is given to the technique of double contrast studies with and without the advantage of the “gyroscope” to facilitate the demonstration of any given lesion in right-angle profiles. The text's central theme develops around the concept that if something approaching a one-to-one correspondence can be created between gross findings and the roentgenographic image, the

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