These are the most recommended and best radiology books for medical students, residents and attendings by surveying many of the US residency program directors and faculty. This list is intended to be a first aid and to guide the medical students, radiology residents and attendings to the books which they need to get to ace in there rotations and practice.

The list is divided into four categories. The first one is for the pocket books that you can carry at any level of education or practice. The second group is for medical students doing their radiology rotations, for shelf exams and for those going for interviews, you will be asked which books you have on the shelf so be prepared. The third list is for the radiology residents and attendings for their daily reading and reference. The fourth group is for the people preparing for the radiology board exam.

For all other specialties please check the link tabs at the top of this page.

Pocket Books

Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis

Manual of Radiology: Acute Problems and Essential Procedures

CT & MRI Pathology: A Pocket Atlas

Pocket Atlas of Sectional Anatomy, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaing, Vol. 1: Head and Neck

Pocket Atlas of Sectional Anatomy, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 2: Thorax, Heart, Abdomen, and Pelvis

Pocket Atlas of Sectional Anatomy, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Volume 3: Spine, Extremities, Joints

Books for Medical Students for Radiology rotations

Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology

Essential Radiology: Clinical Presentation Pathophysiology Imaging

 Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology

Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics

Radiology Recall

Books for Radiology Residents and Attendings

Dahnert, Radiology Review Manual

Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology

Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology

Atlas of Normal Roentgen Variants That May Simulate Disease

Chest Radiology: The Essentials

Primer of Diagnostic Imaging

Rumack, Diagnostic Ultrasound

Breast Imaging Companion

Callen, Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Imaging Review

Pediatric Imaging: The Fundamentals

Pediatric Neuroimaging (Barkovich)

Neuroradiology: The Requisites

Osborn's Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy

Som, Head and Neck Imaging

Semelka, Abdominal-Pelvic MRI

Resnick, Bone and Joint Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology

Review of Radiologic Physics

The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging

MRI in Practice

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging

Books for Radiology Board Exam Review

Core Radiology: A Visual Approach to Diagnostic Imaging

Crack the Core Exam

Crack the CORE Exam - Case Companion

Radiologic Physics

Top 3 Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review