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Cost Effective Diagnostic Imaging

The Clinician's Guide

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.

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


Published: May 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03283-4


  • 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



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