Cost Effective Diagnostic Imaging

4th Edition

The Clinician's Guide

Print ISBN: 9780323032834
eBook ISBN: 9780323070485
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 10th May 2006
Page Count: 512


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.

Key Features

  • Highlights the relative cost with dollar signs of each imaging test or imaging-guided procedure! (Not available in any other text).
  • Explains in clear, cogent language the step-by-step logic behind the imaging sequence for each problem, yet avoids maddening "flow charts".
  • Each problem-oriented chapter stands alone, for quick and concise guidance in choosing the appropriate test, obviating the need to flip back and forth when there is little time.

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 Failur


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