Contributions to Key Clinical Questions
1. Auflage 2007,
201 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 190 mm x 254 mm, Gewicht: 1111 g
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Desai / Franquet / Hartman Pulmonary ImagingUnlike other texts of imaging for clinicians, Pulmonary Imaging seeks not to teach the physician or surgeon about the radiologic signs of pulmonary disease but rather inform about the value of the various imaging tests in different clinical scenarios. Accordingly, each chapter is written by a clinician and radiologist: the basic ethos is that the clinician identifies the common problem-areas and questions faced in a given field of pulmonology and that the radiologist attempts to critically define the role, if any, of the different imaging studies. Pulmonary Imaging will be valued by physicians and surgeons who regularly investigate and manage patients with pulmonary disease. There is little doubt that imaging tests are vital in the investigation of respiratory disease. However, because of the staggering advances in imaging technology, the practicing physician or surgeon is often faced with a wide range of potential radiologic tests. Moreover, it is fair to state that the evidence-base for the utility of some tests in specific clinical scenarios sometimes lags behind the enthusiasm and adoption in practice. Indeed, it has become apparent to many thoracic radiologists that, in certain clinical settings, the more sophisticated radiologic techniques (e.g. multidetector row CT) probably have little to offer over the more traditional modalities, such as plain radiography. The main aim of Pulmonary Imaging: Contributions to Key Clinical Questions is to inform the reader about the value of various imaging tests in different clinical scenarios, based on the available evidence. Each chapter is co-authored by a physician and radiologist with the former defining the key clinical questions which arise in a specific setting and the radiologist outlining the role of imaging tests, if any, in answering these questions. It is hoped that this critical approach to radiologic tests will appeal not only to physicians and surgeons but also to radiologists who must regularly manage patients with respiratory disease.
Pulmonologists, radiologists, imaging specialists, and residents and fellows in these disciplines.
Weitere Infos & Material
GENERAL PRINCIPLES. Basic Principles of Thoracic Imaging. Anatomical Considerations in CT Imaging. CT Signs of Lung Disease (Reticular Pattern, Nodules, Ground-Glass Opacification Etc). Overview - A Clinician's Perspective of Thoracic Imaging. A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH TO LUNG IMAGING. Obstructive Lung Diseases. Restrictive Lung Diseases. Imaging of the Patient with Haemoptysis. Investigation of the Pleural Disorders. Investigation of the SPN. Imaging of Critically-Ill and Post-Thoracic Surgery Patients. the Role of Imaging in the Investigation of Cough. Thoracic Sepsis/Infection. IMAGING OF SPECIFIC DISEASE ENTITIES. The Role of CT in the Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer. The Utility of CT in the Investigation of Immunological Diseases. Integrated Imaging in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Thromboembolism. Imaging of Inhalation/Aspiration. ALGORITHMS