Perhaps readers of this review will never need to open Imaging in SARS. With luck, this book will become an historical curiosity, and neither severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) nor any like virus will jump from nonhuman species to humans and spread in epidemic form. However, humanity’s luck with infectious diseases has not been particularly good over the last 30 years, and a prudent person would not relegate this text to a dust-laden archive just yet.
Imaging in SARS contains an in-depth description of the radiologic findings in SARS patients as observed at hospitals in both Hong Kong and Toronto during 2003. It also details procedures for SARS screening and the prevention of the spread of SARS among patients and health-care workers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital. The text is written by both radiologists and clinicians in internal medicine, pediatrics, and intensive care.