Pocket Radiology


Your ultimate resource for medical imaging during rotations or clinical practice. Covers essential acute radiological and non-radiological conditions, in a pocket-sized booklet. Includes common clinical presentations and differential diagnoses summarised in a visual and schematic fashion.

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Product details

- Language: English

- ISBN: 978-90-831909-8-3

- Print length: 209 pages

- Edition: first (2023)

- Dimensions: 170 mm x 120 mm, the pocket fits in your white coat!

- With two flow diagrams on the diagnostic evaluation of dyspnoea and abdominal pain.

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>100,000 healthcare professionals use our books!

Prof. dr. Paolo E. Simoni Compendium Medicine

"I sincerely believe this is the best radiological textbook for beginners: up-to-date, practical, and clear figures."

Prof. P. Simoni, MD, PhD, MBA - Radiologist

Founders Romée and Veerle with the Radiology book

Do you know when a CT scan is preferred over an ultrasound? 

If not, don’t worry! You're not the only one. Many medical experts lack crucial knowledge about radiology.

That's why we came up with a solution: a pocket-sized book about Radiology, packed with the most essential information regarding medical imaging. Highlighting the most important acute pathology of all radiology specialisations. A must-have for every medical professional!

Compendium Medicine pocketbook: Radiologic signs of child abuse


Find various aspects of radiology:

Imaging modalities and technical details

What is needed for a radiology request

Invasive diagnostic procedures and treatments performed at the radiology department

A range of acute conditions

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Gain insight in important radiological aspects

Radiology image from our book: Indicated imaging in intracranial haemorrhage

Indicated imaging in intracranial haemorrhage

Radiology illustration from our book: Frequently performed image guided procedures

Frequently performed image guided procedures

Tables to present information clearly

Table: Imaging risks during pregnancy and breastfeeding (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan, Contrast exam)
Compendium Medicine Veerle Smit meets Tim Ferris hands over pocket Radiology

Empowering your journey

Join our CEO Veerle Smit on an inspiring journey! She recently shared our Radiology book with Tim Ferris, author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek.' Veerle's story of balancing medical studies with over 25 book publications, inspired by Tim's wisdom, is a testament to the limitless potential this book holds for your own success. Discover how Radiology can empower you to achieve more in your journey.

 Assoc. Prof. Hanna Styczen

"A very well structured and informative pocketbook."

Assoc. Prof. H. Styczen, MD - Radiologist

Inside view of the Radiology guide: radiological images
Radiological and team-drawn images for clear pathology and procedure explanations


A diverse team of students and doctors share the passion to bring healthcare together and make medicine clear and accessible worldwide!

Founder Romee Snijders, MD, in white coat

Romée Snijders

MD, PhD candidate, Founder Compendium Medicine

Founder Veerle Smit, MD, in white coat

Veerle Smit

MD, Founder Compendium Medicine

Gwen Vuurberg Compendium Medicine

Gwen Vuurberg

MD, PhD, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine resident at Rijnstate & Radboud University Medical Center

Floor Verbeek Compendium Medicine

Floor Verbeek

International editor
MD, MSc Biomedical Sciences, MSc Health Economics

Eefke Polling

Medical student at the University of Groningen

Yntor H. G. von Brucken Fock

Yntor H. G. von Brucken Fock

Author and supervisor
MD, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine resident at ZGT

Drs. Matthias M. Cabri Compendium Medicine

Matthias M. Cabri

MD, PhD candidate, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine resident at Amsterdam University Medical Center

Ikram Achbar Compendium Medicine

Ikram Achbar

Medical student at Radboud University Nijmegen

Donna Rog

Medical student at the University of Amsterdam

Noa Antonissen Compendium Medicine

Noa Antonissen

Medical student at Radboud University Nijmegen

Aniek Deckers Compendium Medicine

Aniek Deckers

Medical student at Maastricht University

Carlijn Verkroost Compendium Medicine

Carlijn Verkroost

Medical student at Radboud University Nijmegen

Frequently asked questions

Is your question not listed here? You can reach out to us via chat in the bottom right corner or by email: contact@compendiummedicine.com.

  • The pocket's production was guided by the collective effort of students, doctors, and a team of over 10 specialists.

  • The pocket covers different chapters on the basics of radiological imaging and nuclear imaging followed by the most frequently seen acute diagnoses and a flow diagram on clinical reasoning in the clinics. Check out the preview for the exact contents!

  • The quality is ensured by a team of medical specialists, in this case radiologists, who supervised and revised the text written by medical students. 

  • You can use the pocketbook during your everyday work. The examples may help you with your radiology request or interpretation of the acquired X-rays or scans. Additionally the pocketbook may help guide you in choosing the indicated imaging modality based on your differential diagnosis. By focussing on acute diagnoses it is also of great help during your night shifts when you need to make acute decisions.

  • This book is written for a diverse range of readers, including medical students during their rotations, residents, and potentially medical specialists who are not specialised in radiological imaging and wish to refresh their knowledge on imaging techniques.

  • A diverse team of radiologists has supervised the content of this pocketbook. The radiologists have different subspecialties ranging from interventional radiology to pediatrics and musculoskeletal radiology and even nuclear medicine to ensure optimal content quality. 

  • We ship to almost every country in the world. If you're unable to complete your order, simply send us an email. We will be more than happy to assist you and arrange shipping to your location. You will receive the discount that applies at the time you email us.

  • The pocket is based on the latest international guidelines, including NHS and relevant medical committees and societies.

Quality guaranteed by medical specialists

Prof. dr. Paolo E. Simoni Compendium Medicine

Prof. Paolo Simoni

MD, PhD, MBA, Radiologist at Université libre de Bruxelles

 Assoc. Prof. Hanna Styczen

 Assoc. Prof. Hanna Styczen

MD, Radiologist at University Hospital Essen

Prof. dr. Mario Maas Compendium Medicine

Prof. Mario Maas

MD, PhD, Radiologist at Amsterdam University Medical Center

Dr. Kees F. van Dijke

Kees van Dijke

MD, PhD, Radiologist at Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep

Drs. Frank F. Smithuis Compendium Medicine

Frank F. Smithuis

MD, Radiologist at Amsterdam University Medical Center

Dr. Carla Meeuwis Compendium Medicine

Carla Meeuwis

MD, PhD, Radiologist at Rijnstate

Drs. Ali Nakhosteen Compendium Medicine

Ali Nakhosteen

MD, (Interventional) radiologist at Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

Fiona Collins-Bishof Compendium Medicine

Fiona Collins


Dr. Marie-Louise Bernsen Compendium Medicine

Marie-Louise Bernsen

MD, PhD, Radiologist at Rijnstate

Drs. Jennifer Bradshaw Compendium Medicine

Jennifer Bradshaw

MD, Radiologist at Franciscus Vlietland

Dr. Wouter Foppen Compendium Medicine

Wouter Foppen

MD, PhD, Radiologist at University Medical Center Utrecht

Drs. Shahira F. Amirkhan Compendium Medicine

Shahira F. Amirkhan


World map - Radiology pocket sold in over 70 countries

A must-have for every medical student and professional

Up-to-date: using the latest guidelines (2023)

Dyslectic proof: everything as short as possible

Clear: through icons, diagrams, tables & images

Drs. Matthias M. Cabri Compendium Medicine

"This book helps shine some light in an otherwise dark and grey world. An invaluable tool for medical students, residents and anyone with an interest in imaging."

M.M. Cabri, MD - Radiology resident

✅ 100% Quality

Ensured by medical specialists

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No unnecessary words

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Through icons, diagrams, tables & images

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