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Evidence-Based Imaging

Optimizing Imaging in Patient Care

Medina, L Santiago, Blackmore, C. Craig (Eds.)

2006, XIX, 581p. 183 illus., 14 illus. in color. With CD-ROM.

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Evidence-Based Imaging: Optimizing Imaging for Patient Care presents the radiologist and clinician with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine. Edited by Drs. L. Santiago Medina and C. Craig Blackmore, this ideal reference gathers contributions by internationally renowned specialists in the field. The book provides a systematic framework for understanding the best imaging choices for patient care. Chapters highlight key points that support the clinical applications, allowing fast access to pertinent information. Topics include patient selection, imaging strategies, test performance, cost-effectiveness, and applicability. Nine major areas of medical imaging are covered: Oncology, Neuroimaging, Abdomen, Thorax, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Pediatrics, Trauma, and Women's Imaging. Emphasis is placed on common diseases. A wealth of illustrations and summary tables reinforces key evidence.
By offering a clear understanding of the science behind the evidence, the book fills a void for radiologists, clinicians, residents, and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to implement an evidence-based approach.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Alzheimer - alzheimer's disease - brain - brain injury - cancer - diagnostic imaging - embolism - gastroenterology - imaging - infection - medical imaging - neuroimaging - pediatrics - respiratory system - trauma

Related subjects » Nuclear Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Radiology

Table of contents 

Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging.- Critically Assessing the Literature: Understanding Error and Bias.- Breast Imaging.- Imaging of Lung Cancer.- Imaging-based Screening for Colorectal Cancer.- Imaging of Brain Cancer.- Prostate Cancer.- Neuroimaging in Alzheimer’s Disease.- Neuroimaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Adults and Children with Headache: Evidence-based Role of Neuroimaging.- Neuroimaging of Seizures.- Imaging Evaluation of Sinusitis: Impact on Health Outcome.- Neuroimaging for Traumatic Brain Injury.- Imaging of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis in Children.- Imaging for Knee and Shoulder Problems.- Imaging of Adults with Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting.- Imaging of the Spine in Victims of Trauma.- Imaging of Spine Disorders in Children: Dysraphism and Scoliosis.- Cardiac Evaluation: The Current Status of Outcomes-based Imaging.- Peripheral Vascular Disease and Aortic Aneurysm.- Imaging of the Cervical Carotid Artery for Atherosclerotic Stenosis.- Imaging in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism.- Imaging of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.- Blunt Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen.- Imaging in Acute Abdominal Pain.- Intussusception in Children: Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment.- Imaging of Biliary Disorders: Cholecystitis, Bile Duct Obstruction, Stones, and Stricture.- Hepatic Disorders: Colorectal Cancer Metastases, Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Imaging of Nephrolithiasis, Urinary Tract Infections and their Complications.- Current Issues in Gynecology: Screening for Ovarian Cancer in the Average Risk Population and Diagnostic Evaluation of Post-Menopausal Bleeding.

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