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!

Advanced MR Imaging in Clinical Practice An Issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America

Author: Hersh Chandarana
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323376181
Release Date: 2015-06-14
Genre: Medical

Editor Hersh Chandarana, MD and authors review Advanced MR Imaging in Clinical Practice. Articles will include: Current Status of Diffusion Weighted Imaging; Current Status of Perfusion Weighted Imaging; Non-gadolinium Enhanced MR Angiography; Pearls and Pitfalls of 3 T imaging; Implementing MR Neurography in Clinical Practice; Imaging around Hardware and Metal; Recent Advances in T1- and T2-Weighted Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis; Recent Advances in Neuro and Spine Imaging; Advances in MR Hardware and Software, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

CT Imaging

Author: Alexander C. Mamourian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199782604
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Medical

After reading this book, imagers and CT technologists should better understand the capabilities of modern multidector CT scanners. Imagers and technologists must understand how their scanners operate in order to take advantage of new capabilities for optimizing protocols that minimize patient dose. In addition, the reader will be better prepared to recognize the pitfalls and artifacts that appear on CT imaging. Some of these are unfamiliar to most imagers and are the product of the large detector arrays offered on new CT scanners.

Thoracic Imaging Case Review Series E Book

Author: Theresa C. McLoud
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323086332
Release Date: 2010-12-14
Genre: Medical

Thoracic Imaging: Case Review, by Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, Theresa C. McLoud, MD and Gerald F. Abbott, MD, tests your ability to interpret a wide range of images seen in practice. The completely revised edition of this title in the popular Case Review series features all-new cases and superb-quality accompanying images that explore the newest imaging modalities, including new treatment guidelines for lung cancer, HIV/AIDS, and pneumonia. This complete study of thoracic imaging has been organized for quick reference and easy board and recertification review. Easily find and study the most challenging topics from among approximately 200 cases-organized by difficulty — and 400 images — with questions and answers, diagnoses, commentary, references, and cross-references to Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites. Study effectively with content that mimics the format of official exams as well as the everyday clinical experience-offering highly effective preparation for certification, recertification, and practice. Supplement your thoracic imaging board prep and get greater depth of information with easy cross-referencing to Thoracic Radiology — the companion volume in The Requisites series. Clearly see and interpret 400 high-quality, state-of-the-art images representing a wide range of clinical situations encountered in thoracic imaging. Get fresh perspectives from 200 updated or new cases reflecting the most recent changes in thoracic imaging, including PET-CT, emerging pulmonary infections, smoking-related lung diseases, Fleischner guidelines for management of incidentally detected lung nodules, and ground glass and part-solid lung nodules. Spend less time searching and more time learning with easy-to-navigate chapters focused on visual identification and diagnosis, and reorganized by degree of case difficulty.

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.

Orthopedic Nuclear Medicine

Author: Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642187902
Release Date: 2011-06-27
Genre: Medical

This invaluable and well-presented text brings together previously fragmented or incompletely elucidated data on the impressive recent advances in orthopedic nuclear medicine. The book begins by acquainting the readers with various anatomic, physiologic, pathologic and technical concepts crucial to understanding orthopedic nuclear medicine and its utilization in clinical practice. Subsequent chapters detail the diagnosis of skeletal infections, trauma, vascular disorders, metabolic and neoplastic bone diseases, soft tissue calcifications and joint disorders. A separate section is devoted to the use of radionuclides in the treatment of bone and joint diseases. A unique feature of this richly illustrated volume is its comprehensive and clinically oriented approach. The book will prove invaluable to all with an interest in diagnostic and therapeutic orthopedics, including radiologists, orthopedists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, other clinicians and nuclear medicine professionals.