Description

In CT Colonography, Perry Pickhardt and David Kim present techniques for quicker evaluation and diagnosis of colon cancer through the pioneering, specialty-changing imaging technique of virtual colonoscopy (VC). This combination of sophisticated X-rays and CT scans of the abdomen offers patients an alternative to colonoscopy that is cost effective and reduces the need for unnecessary polyp removal. Abundantly illustrated in full color, this pioneering book describes CT colonography from pathogenesis, staging and treatment through indications, technique, and interpretation for the most common pathologies. You’ll have the full spectrum of VC technique and be able to see procedures performed through video clips on the included DVD.

Key Features

  • Covers principles, techniques, and interpretations for the most common pathologies in a logical, practical organization.
  • Presents tips from the authors on setting up a VC practice to provide a personal, instructive guide.
  • Provides over 1000 full-color, high-resolution anatomic images throughout for the clearest, most accurate picture of colorectal cancer, its natural history, and its diagnosis by VC.
  • Focuses on images, with the text serving as context for the proper use and understanding of VC.
  • Features a DVD with video clips of VC procedures that clarify the text and supplement the images that are included for download.

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437719734
Print ISBN:
9781416061687

About the authors

Perry Pickhardt

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Of Radiology, Abdominal Imaging Section, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI USA

David Kim

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Radiology, Abdominal Imaging Section, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI USA