Dual Energy CT in Clinical Practice

Author: Thorsten Johnson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642017401
Release Date: 2011-01-18
Genre: Medical

Dual-energy CT is a novel, rapidly emerging imaging technique which offers important new functional and specific information. In this book, physicists and specialists from different CT manufacturers provide an insight into the technological basis of, and the different approaches to, dual-energy CT. Renowned medical scientists in the field explain the pathophysiological and molecular background of the technique, discuss its applications, provide detailed advice on how to obtain optimal results, and offer hints regarding clinical interpretation. The main focus is on the use of dual-energy CT in daily clinical practice, and individual sections are devoted to imaging of the vascular system, the thorax, the abdomen, and the extremities. Evaluations and recommendations are based on personal experience and peer-reviewed literature. Plenty of carefully chosen high-quality images are included to illustrate the clinical benefits of the technique.

Dual Energy CT Applications in Head and Neck and Neurologic Imaging An Issue of Neuroimaging Clinics of North America E Book

Author: Reza Forghani
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323532440
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Medical

This issue of Neuroimaging Clinics of North America focuses on Dual Energy CT: Applications in Neurologic, Head and Neck Imaging, and is edited by Drs. Reza Forghani and Hillary R. Kelly. Articles will include: Dual Energy CT: Physical Principles and Approaches to Scanning, Part 1; Dual Energy CT: Physical Principles and Approaches to Scanning, Part 2; Dual Energy CT Applications for Differentiation of Intracranial Hemorrhage, Calcium, and Iodine; Dual Energy CT Angiography of the Head and Neck and Related Applications; Miscellaneous and Emerging Applications of Dual Energy CT for the Evaluation of Intracranial Pathology; Applications of Dual Energy CT for the Evaluation of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Dual Energy CT Applications for the Evaluation of Cervical Lymphadenopathy; Miscellaneous and Emerging Applications of Dual Energy CT for the Evaluation of Pathologies in the Head and Neck; Dual Energy CT Applications for the Evaluation of the Spine; Applications of Dual Energy CT for Artifact Reduction in the Head, Neck, and Spine; Advanced Tissue Characterization and Texture Analysis using Dual Energy CT: Horizons and Emerging Applications; and more!

Diagnostic Radiology Recent Advances and Applied Physics in Imaging

Author: Arun Kumar Gupta
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
ISBN: 9789350904978
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Genre: Medical

This second edition has been fully updated to provide radiologists with all the recent technological advances in diagnostic radiology. Divided into six sections, it covers all the key aspects of the imaging – ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiography and interventional radiography, and contrast media. The final section discusses miscellaneous topics including evidence based radiology, radiation protection, molecular imaging, planning a modern imaging department, and common drugs used. A separate chapter is dedicated to picture archiving and data management. This comprehensive new edition includes nearly 600 full colour radiological images and illustrations. Key points Fully updated, new edition presenting recent technological advances in diagnostic radiology Covers all key imaging techniques Includes nearly 600 radiological photographs and illustrations Previous edition published in 2007

Computed Tomography

Author: Euclid Seeram
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323323017
Release Date: 2015-09-02
Genre: Medical

Build the foundation necessary for the practice of CT scanning with Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Quality Control, 4th Edition. Written to meet the varied requirements of radiography students and practitioners, this two-color text provides comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of CT and its clinical applications. Its clear, straightforward approach is designed to improve your understanding of sectional anatomic images as they relate to CT — and facilitate communication between CT technologists and other medical personnel. Comprehensively covers CT at just the right depth for technologists – going beyond superficial treatment to accommodate all the major advances in CT. One complete CT resource covers what you need to know! The latest information on advances in CT imaging, including: advances in volume CT scanning; CT fluoroscopy; multi-slice applications like 3-D imaging, CT angiography, and virtual reality imaging (endoscopy) – all with excellent coverage of state-of-the-art principles, instrumentation, clinical applications, and quality control. More than 600 photos and line drawings help students understand and visualize concepts. Chapter outlines show you what is most important in every chapter. Strong ancillary package on Evolve facilitates instructor preparation and provides a full complement of support for teaching and learning with the text NEW! Highlights recent technical developments in CT, such as: the iterative reconstruction; detector updates; x-ray tube innovations; radiation dose optimization; hardware and software developments; and the introduction of a new scanner from Toshiba. NEW! Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of every chapter and a Glossary at the end of the book help you organize and focus on key information. NEW! End-of-Chapter Questions provide opportunity for review and greater challenge. NEW! An added second color aids in helping you read and retain pertinent information

CT Imaging

Author: Alexander C. Mamourian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199987993
Release Date: 2013-01-25
Genre: Medical

CT imaging has become a mainstay of medical imaging. After 30 years this is a mature technology but the accumulation of innovations over the past decades have given it extraordinary capabilities and new applications continue to emerge. In this book Alex Mamourian uses early CT technology to explain the fundamentals of CT imaging and then builds on that base to explain how innovations such as slip-ring and multidetector arrays allow for rapid, high resolution imaging. This book covers complex applications such as CT cardiac imaging and dual-source dual-energy CT scanning as well as the pitfalls and artifacts that will be encountered in clinical practice. The book also includes chapters on the language of radiation dose and strategies for dose reduction that are essential for optimal CT imaging and patient safety.

Dual Energy CT in Cardiovascular Imaging

Author: Patricia M. Carrascosa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319212272
Release Date: 2015-10-03
Genre: Medical

This is the first textbook in DECT focussing especially on the cardiovascular field. DECT was developed many years ago but has recently spread its clinical utility. Many new applications have been developed over the last years and the cardiovascular system has benefited from these advances. New protocols will be used in the near future which will help to optimize results obtained until now with single energy CT, such as a more precise quantification of coronary artery stenosis using either different monochromatic levels or material decomposition, reduction of beam hardening artifacts in perfusion studies and optimizing endovenous contrast, among others.​

Genitourinary Imaging An Issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America E Book

Author: Paul Nikolaidis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455744633
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Medical

This issue covers a wide range of topics related to genitourinary imaging, across a variety of imaging modalities. An update is given on dual-energy CT in urologic imaging. Imaging of the retroperitoneum is also discussed. Imaging of infectious and inflammatory diseases of kidneys is reviewed, as is imaging of the features of common and uncommon neoplasms of the bladder. Multimodality imaging of the ureter, unusual renal masses, and adrenal imaging are all addressed in detail. Finally, advances in pediatric urologic imaging are reviewed.

Abdominal Imaging E Book

Author: Dushyant V Sahani
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455740338
Release Date: 2010-10-29
Genre: Medical

Abdominal Imaging, a title in the Expert Radiology Series, edited by Drs. Dushyant Sahani and Anthony Samir, is a comprehensive reference that encompasses both GI and GU radiology. It provides richly illustrated, advanced guidance to help you overcome the full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional challenges in abdominal imaging and combines an image-rich, easy-to-use format with the greater depth that experienced practitioners need. Select the best imaging approaches and effectively interpret your findings by comparing them to thousands of images that represent every modality and every type of abdominal imaging. Find detailed, expert guidance on all diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional aspects of abdominal imaging in one authoritative source, including challenging topics such as Oncologic Assessment of Tumor Response and How to Scan a Difficult Patient. Efficiently locate the information you need with a highly templated, well-organized, at-a-glance organization.

Diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Author: Thomas J. Vogl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540876687
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: Medical

Das Fachbuch bietet Informationen zum neuesten Stand der Diagnostik und zu den aktuellen Möglichkeiten für interventionelle Verfahren. Es ist das erste deutschsprachige Fachbuch, das die gesamte Radiologie in einem Band auf Facharztniveau darstellt. In den klinischen Kapiteln werden zunächst die Klinik, dann die diagnostischen und interventionellen Optionen ausführlich dargestellt. Der Band berücksichtigt die Leitlinien der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft und bietet mehr als 1000 Abbildungen in höchster Qualität zum Abgleich mit eigenen Befunden.

Radiology of Osteoporosis

Author: Stephan Grampp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783662052358
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Medical

Due to the aging population in the Western world, osteoporosis has become a major problem which is of interest to several medical disciplines: not only radiologists but also gynecologists, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, and orthopedic surgeons are involved in the management of this widespread condition. Functional imaging is becoming rapidly an important area of diagnostic radiology. Imaging of osteoporosis is another application of this recent addition to the armory of radiology. It is important that radiologists should be fully aware of the range of diagnostic modalities-conventional radiologic methods, dual X-ray absorptiometry, quantitative computed tomography, quantitative ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, etc. -that are now available for the diagnosis and the follow-up of osteoporosis, and know how to apply these sophisticated methods in daily clinical practice. Dr. S. Grampp is a radiologist with a longstanding interest in osteoporosis, and his previous publications on this condition are internationally known. He has been very successful in engaging several outstandingly qualified experts to contribute to the indi vidual chapters of this superb book, which provides a omprehensive c overview of our current knowledge of osteoporosis. I am confident that this volume will meet with great interest from radiologists and all other clinicians involved in the care of patients with osteoporosis and will encounter the same success as many previous volumes in this series.

Imaging of Lung Cancer An Issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America E Book

Author: Ella A. Kazerooni
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455747054
Release Date: 2012-09-30
Genre: Medical

This issue gives the general radiologist a solid overview of lung cancer imaging techniques. CT screening for lung cancer is discussed, and the evaluation and management of indeterminate pulmonary nodules is reviewed. Revised TNM lung cancer staging, as well as the optimal imaging protocols for lung cancer staging (CT, MR and PET) are thoroughly examined. A multidisciplinary approach to tissue sampling and updated histopathologic classification of lung cancer are discussed. Image-guided ablative therapies for lung cancer are reviewed. Finally, future trends in lung cancer diagnosis and staging and genetics are reviewed, as well as novel biomarkers for lung cancer detection.

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475727807
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Medical

Precision and accuracy are terms that are used in quantitative scientific fields to describe the reproducibility of a measurement or the capacity of a measurement to quantify the actual biological matter present. Precision and accuracy are also important applications in the quality control and quality assurance of the performance and interpretation of bone mass measure ments. Precision and accuracy also reflect the values and qualities of the author of this important text in the clinical application of bone densitometry. This is the first textbook of its kind devoted entirely to the proper use of this technology in the practice of medicine. Dr. Sydney L. Bonnick has devoted a majority of her career helping to define excellence in this exploding area and in doing so, has earned the respect and admiration of the international bone densitometry community. Confusion abounds in this field due to the proliferation of bone densito metry devices, including the various models that can measure many skel etal sites, the different normative data bases used, and the establishment of diagnostic categories of low bone mass. Dr. Bonnick's authoritative and carefully referenced text will certainly clarify and broaden the knowledge of those physicians who currently perform bone densitometry. This text is designed to be utilized by a wide range of medical specialists: endocrinolo gists, rheumatologists, gynecologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and nephrologists.

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E Book

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702048289
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: Medical

All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.

Grainger Allison s Diagnostic Radiology E Book

Author: Andy Adam
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702061288
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Medical

Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with complete updates throughout including 4 new sections (Abdominal Imaging, The Spine, Oncological Imaging, and Interventional Radiology) and 28 brand new chapters. Gain the fresh perspective of two new editors—Jonathan Gillard and Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop -- eight new section editors -- Michael Maher, Andrew Grainger, Philip O’Connor, Rolf Jager, Vicky Goh, Catherine Owens, Anna Maria Belli, Michael Lee -- and 135 new contributors. Stay current with the latest developments in imaging techniques such as CT, MR, ultrasound, and coverage of hot topics such as: Image guided biopsy and ablation techniques and Functional and molecular imaging. Solve even your toughest diagnostic challenges with guidance from nearly 4,000 outstanding illustrations. Quickly grasp the fundamentals you need to know through a more concise, streamlined format.