Diagnostic Imaging in Critical Care

1st Edition

A Problem Based Approach


  • Chris Joyce
  • Nivene Saad
  • Peter Kruger
  • Carole Foot
  • Nikki Blackwell
  • Key Features

    • Problems arranged in chapters based on anatomical region being imaged.
    • Plain X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound images from the full spectrum of disease processes seen in the critically ill adult
    • DVD with high quality images similar to those used in real life. Contains the entire set of problems.
    • DVD allows reader to scroll through a series sequential images giving an appreciation of 3 D anatomy. Proven method of displaying images enhances learning.

    Table of Contents


      Chapter 1 – CHEST
    • Normal variants
    • Traumatic aortic rupture
    • Chest wall/lung trauma
    • Bony trauma (including spinal) seen on CXR
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • White out of hemithorax (pleural fluid / tumour / consolidation / pneumonectomy / collapse)
    • Pneumothorax
    • Placement of lines and tubes
    • Mitral valve disease
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Aortic coarctation
    • Aortic aneurysm
    • Dissecting aortic aneurysm
    • Pulmonary embolus
    • Percardial effusion
    • Lung collapse
    • Complications of cardiac surgery
    • Pneumonia
    • Empyema
    • Lung abscess
    • ARDS
    • Chronic obstructive lung disease
    • Incidental lung cancer
    • Interstitial lung disease– reticular and nodular
    • Alveolar opacity
    • Ruptured oesophagus
    • Surgical emphysema
    • Perforated viscus
    • Mediastinal mass
    • Asbestosis

      Chapter 2 – ABDOMEN AND PELVIS
    • Biliary obstruction
    • Gas in biliary tree
    • Portal venous gas
    • Liver trauma
    • Free fluid in abdomen
    • Renal trauma
    • Perforated viscus
    • Pelvic fracture
    • Liver abscess
    • Subphrenic abscess
    • Splenic trauma
    • Bladder rupture
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Emphysematous pyelonephritis
    • Ascites
    • Small and large bowel obstruction
    • Psoas abscess
    • Pancreatitis and its complications
    • Obstructed renal system
    • Pyelonephritis
    • Pack left in abdomen

      Chapter 3 – HEAD
    • Subdural haematoma; acute and chronic
    • Extradural haematoma
    • Intracerebral haematomas
    • Subarachnoid haemorrhage (with and without hydrocephalus)
    • Herpes encephalitis
    • Ischaemic infarcts
    • Diffuse axonal injury
    • Tumours
    • Abscess
    • Facial and skull fractures
    • Subdural empyema
    • Acute hydrocep


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    Churchill Livingstone Australia
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    About the authors

    Chris Joyce

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, University of Queensland. Director of Intensive Care , Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

    Nivene Saad

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Staff Radiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

    Peter Kruger

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, Dept Anaesthesiology & Critical Care University of Queensland, deputy Director of Intensive Care, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

    Carole Foot

    Affiliations and Expertise

    International Health Management Staff Specialist Intensive Care Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW Australia Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney

    Nikki Blackwell

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Staff Specialist, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia; Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland, Brisbane; Medical Director, ALIMA (Alliance for International Medical Action) Paris, France