Cost Effective Diagnostic Imaging

The Clinician's Guide

By

  • Zachary Grossman, MD, FACR, Chairman, Department of Radiology, The Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Professor of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Douglas Katz, MD FACR, Vice Chair and Director of Body CT, Department of Radiology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA; Professor of Clinical Radiology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, USA
  • Ronald Alberico, MD, Director of Neuroradiology and Head/Neck Imaging, The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA; Director of Neuroradiology and Head/Neck Imaging, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA; Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Peter Loud, MD, Director of Body Imaging and Director of Ultrasound, The Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Jon Luchs, MD, Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology and Medical Director, Winthrop Radiology Associates, P.C., Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA; Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, USA
  • Ermelinda Bonaccio, MD, Director of the Mammography Center, The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA

Written by radiologists but for clinicians, and meant for consultation in the "heat of battle" (the busy—sometimes hectic—clinical setting), this one-of-a-kind little book guides you through the most cost-effective and direct imaging route to a diagnosis. Unlike all other books by radiologists, it does not try to teach image interpretation. Rather, covering 65 common clinical problems, from GI bleed, to Pulmonary Embolus, to Myocardial Ischemia, to Stroke, The Clinicians's Guide incorporates all available technologies—Multi-detector CT, MR, CT angiography, MR angiography, PET, and combined PET/CT— to help clinicians get the answers they need.
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Audience

Medical Students in their third and fourth years; residents in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Surgery; Nurse Practitioners and Physicians’ Assistants; Emergency Medicine Residents; Practicing Family Practitioners, Internists, Surgeons, and Emergency Physicians

 

Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03283-4


Table of Contents

I. Gastrointestinal

1. Gallstones/Acute Cholecystitis

2. Biliary Tract Obstruction/Hepatic Dysfunction

3. Hepatic Masses/Hepatic Metastases

4. Bile Leak

5. Pancreatic Mass

6. Pancreatitis

7. Acute and Chronic Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Adult

8. Acute and Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

9. Small Bowel Obstruction

10. Appendicitis/Diverticulitis


II. Genitourinary

11. Renal Colic/Upper Urinary Tract Obstruction

12. Hematuria

13. Renal Mass

14. Renal Failure/Obstructive Uropathy

15. Renovascular Hypertension

16. Scrotal Pain/Mass

17. Adnexal Mass/Pelvic Pain

18. Ectopic Pregnancy

19. Fibroids/Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

20. Adrenal Mass


III. Chest

21. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

22. Mediastinal Mass

23. Pulmonary Embolism

24. Aortic Dissection

25. Pleural Effusion


IV. Central Nervous System/Head-Neck

26. Cerebral Metastases

27. Acute Head Trauma

28. Acute Spine Trauma

29. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

30. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

31. Encephalitis

32. New Onset Seizures in the Adult

33. Chronic, Intractable Epilepsy

34. Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Malformations

35. Spinal Cord Compression from Metastases

36. Demyelinating Disease

37. Sellar and Juxtasellar Lesions

38. Stroke

39. Sinusitis

40. Acute and Chronic Back Pain

41. Thyroid Nodule/Thyroid Enlargement

42. Parathyroid Adenoma


V. Musculoskeletal

43. Osteomyelitis

44. Skeletal Metastases

45. Fracture, Stress Fracture, “Shin Splints”

46. Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

47. Prosthesis Failure

48. Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

49. Athletic/Traumatic Knee Injury

50. Acute and Chronic Shoulder Pain

51. Acute and Chronic Wrist Pain

52. Acute and Chronic Ankle Pain

53. Other Injuries Usually Specific to Athletes


VI. Cardiovascular

54. Coronary Artery Screening/Myocardial Ischemia

55. Peripheral Vascular Disease

56. Deep Venous Thrombosis

57. Cardiac Ejection Fraction

58. Pericardial Effusion


VII. General

59. Occult Bacterial Infection

60. Percutaneous Guided Biopsy and Imaging-Guided Therapy

61. PET and PET/CT in Cancer Staging

62. Screening for Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, and “Total Body” Screening with Multidetector CT


VIII. Breast

63. Screening

64. Diagnostic Mammography

65. Alternative Imaging Methods


Glossary