“I like radiology because, if you’re a wonderful diagnostician, you’re a detective where you have to put together certain radiologic data and try to make a diagnosis. So I think being a detective is the most interesting part of being a radiologist.” – Richard M. Gore, MD
Medicine is a very wonderful field because you actually help people. It’s very fulfilling and very interesting and challenging and there’s not a day that goes by I don’t learn something. It’s just a wonderful vocation. I like radiology because, if you’re a wonderful diagnostician, you’re a detective where you have to put together certain radiologic data and try to make a diagnosis. So I think being a detective is the most interesting part of being a radiologist.
I’ve always found the abdominal organs very interesting. You’ve got both the solid and the hollow abdominal organs. During my clinical internship and also during medical school I found gastrointestinal radiology, or GI the most interesting part of the body.
The nice thing about this book is it’s actually kind of two volumes. The first volume deals primarily with the hollow abdominal organs—the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small bowel, and colon; the second edition, or the second volume, deals primarily with the solid abdominal organs—the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the retroperitoneal structures that are related to the gastrointestinal tract and also the intraperitoneal structures as they relate to the GI tract. The nice thing about it, it has both barium and also CT ultrasound MR/PET functional imaging, as well. So there’s going to be even more of that in the 4th edition.
Richard M. Gore, MD is an editor of the Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology, 3rd Edition and High Yield Imaging: Gastrointestinal. He is professor of radiology at Northwestern University Medical School, vice chairman of the Department of Radiology, and chief of the Gastrointestinal Radiology Section at Evanston Hospital, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Dr. Gore is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology. He completed his MD at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco – Medical Center. He has lectured extensively on differential diagnosis in gastrointestinal radiology, with emphasis on multi-modality image correlation, and has authored many review articles in Elsevier’s Clinics issues and Seminar journals.