Author: Michael B. Gotway, MD
: Elsevier Saunders – 433 pages
Book Review by
: Nano Khilnani

This reference guide is part of the Netter Correlative Imaging series. This book can help you master cardiothoracic anatomy.

This book shows you the classic, high-quality images that Dr. Frank Netter produced during his lifetime (1906-1991) and became world renowned for, as well as present-day images obtained through technologies currently used such as computer tomography (CT) and the more recently-developed cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CTA).

The full-color anatomical paintings and the technological images in this volume are numerous and the information provided in them is prodigious. This book is a keepsake and a valuable reference source. It is a virtual gem, I wouldn’t hesitate to say. The scope and extent of the visual data presented in this book can be gleaned from this brief table of contents:

  • Thoracic Anatomy
    • Overview of Thoracic Anatomy
    • Thoracic Soft Tissue and Lung
    • Pulmonary Anatomy and Variants
    • Thoracic Lymph Nodes
    • Cisterna Chyli and Thoracic Duct
    • Venous Anatomy and Ducts
  • Cardiac Anatomy
    • Overview of Cardiac Anatomy
    • Cardiac Anatomy Using CT
    • Cardiac Anatomy Using MR

Online access to Netter Reference is included with the purchase of this book, where you can:

  • View over 200 Netter illustrations from the book, labels on/off
  • View over 280 imaging slices from this book, labels on/off
  • Scroll through sequences of images and correlated illustrations simultaneously

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Author and Volume Editor:

Michael B. Gotway, MD is a cardiopulmonary radiologist at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Gotway completed his medical school training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, after which he performed his diagnostic radiology residency training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he was presented with the Elmer Ng, MD award as outstanding diagnostic radiology resident.

Dr. Gotway subsequently performed his cardiopulmonary imaging fellowship at UCSF, after which he joined the faculty at UCSF in cardiopulmonary imaging based at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), Dr. Gotway was presented with the Outstanding Teacher Award by the Department of Medicine, section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 1999, and the Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award by the UCSF Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program in 2002.

Dr. Gotway got the position of UCSF Diagnostic Radiology Program Director in 2002, holding that position from 2001 until 2005, as well as the Body Imaging Fellowship Director at SFGH from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2005, Dr. Gotway was acting Vice Chairman for the Department of Radiology at UCSF, as well as acting Chief of Radiology at SFGH. Before joining the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gotway was radiologist partner at Scottsdale Medical Imaging. Ltd., an affiliate of Southwest Diagnostic Imaging, from 2005 to 2012.


Series Editor:

Nancy M. Major, MD is Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Orthopedic Associates of Allentown in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Illustrations by:

Frank Netter, MD was born in 1906 in New York City. He studied art at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design before entering medical school at New York University where he received his medical degree in 1931. During his student years, his fine,

detailed, precise anatomic sketches attracted the attention of the medical faculty and other physicians. He continued illustrating as a sideline after establishing his surgical practice in 1933, which he later gave up to make a full-time commitment to art.


Contributing Illustrators:

Kristen Wienandt Marzejon, MS, MFA is a certified medical illustrator. She obtained her MS from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization graduate program.

Carlos A. G. Machado, MD was chosen by Novartis to be Dr. Netter’s successor. Self-taught in medical illustration, cardiologist Carlos Machado has contributed meticulous updates to some of Dr. Netter’s original plates and has created many paintings of his own in the style of Netter as an extension of the Netter collection.

In 2005, Elsevier Inc. purchased the Netter Collection and all publications from Icon Learning Systems. There are now more than 50 publications featuring the art of Dr. Netter available through Elsevier Inc. in the United States (in the United States: and outside the United States: