Technological aspects, protocols tailored to the mechanism of injury, and post-processing techniques are also extensively covered. Emergency Radiology of the Chest and Cardiovascular System will be of value to general and interventional radiologists, radiology residents, radiology technicians, and all physicians and surgeons who work in emergency care.
This superbly illustrated book describes a comprehensive and modern approach to the imaging of abdominal and pelvic emergencies of traumatic and non-traumatic origin. The aim is to equip the reader with a full understanding of the roles of advanced cross-sectional imaging modalities, including dual-energy computed tomography DECT and magnetic resonance imaging MRI. To this end, recent literature on the subject is reviewed, and current controversies in acute abdominal and pelvic imaging are discussed.
Potential imaging and related pitfalls are highlighted and up-to-date information provided on differential diagnosis. The first two chapters explain an evidence-based approach to the evaluation of patients and present dose reduction strategies for multidetector CT imaging MDCT.
The remaining chapters describe specific applications of MDCT, DECT, and MRI for the imaging of both common and less common acute abdominal and pelvic conditions, including disorders in the pediatric population and pregnant patients. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is a procedure that uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed internal images of the body.
It is able to produce extremely detailed images of soft tissues, organs and bones without the need for radiation. MRI is especially good at evaluating the soft tissues throughout the body and has become a very valuable tool for detecting cancer, heart and vascular disease, strokes, and disorders of the joints. Open MRI can provide a quieter and more comfortable experience for claustrophobic and obese patients. To learn more about MRI visit: www.
PET is a nuclear medicine exam where images are created after the injection of a radioactive tracer. PET scans can be used to detect cancer, determine the response of cancer to therapy and evaluate the heart muscle following a heart attack. Instructions on how to prepare for the test are given at the time an appointment is scheduled. General Radiology is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases through the use of x-rays. It is the most common radiology examination and is plays an important role in the diagnosis of many health conditions.
The radiation doses from X-ray exams are relatively small and the clinical benefit of an exam far outweighs the risks. Interventional procedures are typically performed in hospitals and often replace open surgical procedures.
Because there are no large incisions patients generally tolerate these procedures better as there is less pain, a shorter recovery time and less risk. Screening mammography is performed to detect breast cancer in asymptomatic women over 40 or earlier for women at high risk. Screening mammograms of breast may show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel an abnormality. Women defined at high risk of breast cancer may require screening earlier than age Some factors for high risk are:.
Early detection and diagnosis are important to successful breast cancer outcomes. To schedule a screening mammography call — or to make an appointment online, visit the LGH website. Lung cancer is the third most common cancer — and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The U. The US Preventive Services Task Force and all the major medical societies state that screening people with a higher risk of developing lung cancer saves lives.
Low-dose CT scans can detect lung abnormalities as small as a grain of rice, which leads to diagnosis of cancer at an earlier stage, when it is treatable.
This book provides an up-to-date, systematic review of all facets of emergency radiology in patients with chest trauma or pain with the aim of equipping the. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Aimed at radiology consultants and trainees, it will also be easily comprehensible for clinicians such as emergency medicine doctors.
Today it is one of the largest lung screening programs in the region. And it may not find all lung cancers.
But research shows that if people who are at higher risk have this test every year, they can detect the disease earlier and reduce the risk of dying from the disease. Lung screening is not without its risks.
It can show an abnormal result when it turns out there was not any cancer. This is called a false-positive result.
Part 3 10 chapters demonstrates CT of the spine, head, face, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, as well as CT angiography of the chest, abdomen, head and neck, and extremities. The risks of intravenous contrast material in patients susceptible to radiographic contrast-induced nephropathy are discussed in chapter Part 4 6 chapters handles the physics of MRI followed by MRI of the brain, spine, chest, heart, abdomen, and extremities. The full spectrum of conditions diagnosed by each modality is covered in detail, and examples of normal radiologic anatomy, patterns, and anomalies are also included.
Covering topics ranging from ultrasonography at the point of clinical care to the interpretation of CT and MRI results, this book contains more than 2, clear images, each with detailed captions and line art that highlights key findings.
Within each section, particular attention is devoted to practical tricks of the trade and tips for avoiding common pitfalls. The references are updated, and the index is useful.
This book is a new clinical resource in the field of emergency radiology and comprehensively covers both the technical application and the interpretation of all imaging studies used in the emergency room. It is a highly visual guide to the radiographic and advanced imaging modalities such as CT and MRI that are frequently used by physicians during the treatment of emergency patients. It is a useful resource for clinicians, residents, mid-level providers, and medical students who want to maximize the diagnostic accuracy of each modality for emergency patients without losing valuable time.
I highly recommend this book to any medical professionals dealing with emergency patients, as well as to scientists studying emergency medicine. Clinical Emergency Radiology E.
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