Evidence-Based Imaging

Improving the Quality of Imaging in Patient Care

Editors: Medina, L Santiago, Blackmore, Craig C., Applegate, Kimberly (Eds.)

  • ·         Uses a four-level classification detailing the strength of the evidence based on the Oxford-criteria.
  • ·         Chapters are written by radiologists and imagers in close collaboration with clinical physicians and surgeons to provide balanced and fair analysis of medical topics
  • ·         Key points and summarized answers to important clinical issues appear at the beginning of chapters
  • ·         Best imaging protocols are described to ensure imaging studies are well standardized and done with highest available quality
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About this book

Evidence-Based Imaging: Quality Imaging in Patient Care, Revised Edition presents the radiologist and clinician with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging performed in medicine. Edited by Drs. L. Santiago Medina, C. Craig Blackmore, and Kimberly E. Applegate, 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. This Revised Edition adds ten new chapters to the material from the original, hardcover edition, covering radiation risk in medical imaging, the economic and regulatory impact of evidence-based imaging in the new healthcare reform environment in the United States, and new topics on common disorders. 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.

About the authors

Dr. Santiago Medina joined Miami Children's Hospital as a neuroradiologist and pediatric radiologist in 1999 . He received his medical degree from the Institute of Health Sciences, CES University in Colombia and a master’s degree in public health and health care management from Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts. Dr. Medina’s medical training includes a medical and surgical internship in Medellin General Hospital, Colombia, and a radiology residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Washington University Medical Center in Missouri, as well as a pediatric radiology fellowship and a neuroradiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and affiliated Harvard Medical School Hospitals in Massachusetts. Dr. Santiago Medina is co-founder and director of MCH’s Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (HOPE) Center and co-director of the Division of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology. He is a member of several professional committees and gives multiple lectures on evidence-based medicine and central nervous system imaging . Dr. Santiago Medina has published numerous articles in national and international peer review journals . He is bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

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From the reviews:

“The format for the chapters is concise, consistent, commendable, and user-friendly. … This book has a wide reading audience ranging from radiologists, clinicians, and radiation therapists to the trainees in each discipline. … this book should also be read and used by third-party payers and individuals who are responsible for allocating imaging resources from the state to national levels … . This is a must-have book for individual libraries, and copies should also be available to all individuals dealing with health care issues.” (Aurelio Matamoros, Jr., The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 53 (4), April, 2012)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • 1 Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging

    Medina, L. Santiago (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • 2 Critically Assessing the Literature: Understanding Error and Bias

    Blackmore, C. Craig (et al.)

    Pages 19-26

  • 3 Radiation Risk from Medical Imaging: A Special Need to Focus on Children

    Frush, Donald P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • 4 The Economic and Regulatory Impact of Evidence-Based Medicine on Radiology

    Larson, David B.

    Pages 43-57

  • 5 Breast Imaging

    Fajardo, Laurie L. (et al.)

    Pages 61-88

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eBook $74.99
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Softcover $99.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evidence-Based Imaging
Book Subtitle
Improving the Quality of Imaging in Patient Care
Editors
  • L Santiago Medina
  • Craig C. Blackmore
  • Kimberly Applegate
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7777-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7777-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7776-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 680
Number of Illustrations and Tables
244 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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