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Medicine - Internal Medicine | Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography - A Comprehensive Overview

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography

A Comprehensive Overview

Cash, Brooks D. (Ed.)

2013, XII, 195 p. 119 illus., 105 illus. in color.

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  • Features clinical vignettes for several chapters
  • Provides training and interpretation of CT Colonography images
  • Authors are authorities in both the gastroenterology and radiology fields

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography: A Comprehensive Overview is an authoritative volume on CT colonography. Structured in a manner that will allow the reader to understand the practical and larger public health issues surrounding both CT colonography and CRC screening in general, the text is designed to reach a broad audience of specialist clinicians and primary care physicians. The book provides an overview of the disease and risk factors of colorectal cancer, as well as the history and development of CTC as both a colorectal imaging and screening modality. The text also reviews the controversies, potential pitfalls, and exciting new directions and capabilities inherent in the practice of CTC.

Filled with high quality images and authored by experts in the field, Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography: A Comprehensive Overview is the definitive reference for clinicians interested in computerized tomographic colonography and CRC screening.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » CRC Screening - CT Colonography - Diminutive polyps - Prepless CT

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Radiology

Table of contents 

1. Overview of Colorectal Cancer
 Joseph C. Anderson and Douglas J. Robertson
2. Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests and Recommendations
 Don C. Rockey
3. CTC Background and Development
 Darren Boone, Stuart A. Taylor and Steve Halligan
4. Indications and Evidence for CTC
 Elizabeth G. McFarland
5. Performance and Interpretation of CTC
 Christopher F. Beaulieu and Peter D. Poullos
6. Integration of CTC into a CRC Screening Program
 Stephen Carpenter
7. CTC Controversies (Radiation exposure, Extracolonic findings, Cost-effectiveness)
 Andrea Laghi, Franco Iafrate, Maria Ciolina and Paolo Baldassari
8. CTC Pitfalls/Limitations
 Donald W. Jensen and Duncan Barlow
9. Future Directions/Innovations with CTC (Prepless CTC, Alternative displays, Computer aided detection)   Farid Dahi and Abraham H. Dachman

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