Ferri's Best Test - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781455745999, 9781455745982

Ferri's Best Test

3rd Edition

A Practical Guide to Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging

Authors: Fred Ferri
Paperback ISBN: 9781455745999
eBook ISBN: 9781455745982
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st April 2014
Page Count: 432

Table of Contents

SECTION I Diagnostic imaging

A. Abdominal and Gastrointestinal (GI) imaging

1. Abdominal film, plain (kidney, ureter, and bladder [KUB])
2. Barium enema (BE)
3. Barium swallow (esophagram)
4. Upper GI (UGI) series
5. Computed tomographic colonography (CTC, virtual colonoscopy)
6. CT scan of abdomen and pelvis
7. Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE)
8. Hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan
9. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
10. Percutaneous biliary procedures
11. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
12. Meckel scan (TC-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy)
13. MRI scan of abdomen
14. Small-bowel series
15. TC-99m sulfur colloid (TC-99m SC) scintigraphy for GI bleeding
16. TC-99m-labeled red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy for GI bleeding
17. Ultrasound of abdomen
18. Ultrasound of appendix
19. Ultrasound of gallbladder and bile ducts
20. Ultrasound of liver
21. Ultrasound of pancreas
22. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
23. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE)

B. Breast imaging

1. Mammogram
2. Breast ultrasound
3. MRI of the breast

C. Cardiac imaging

1. Stress echocardiography
2. Cardiovascular radionuclide imaging (thallium, sestamibi, dipyridamole [Persantine] scan)
3. Cardiac MRI (CMR)
4. Multidetector CT scan
5. Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
6. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

7. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)

D. Chest imaging

1. Chest radiograph
2. CT scan of chest
3. MRI scan of chest

E. Endocrine imaging

1. Adrenal medullary scintigraphy (metaiodobenzylguanidine [MIBG] scan)
2. Parathyroid (PTH) scan
3. Thyroid scan (radioiodine uptake study)
4. Thyroid ultrasound

F. Genitourinary imaging

1. Obstetric ultrasound


For nearly 25 years, Ferri's concise, pocket-sized resources have served as the go-to medical reference books among students, residents, and other medical professionals. Ferri’s Best Test continues that trend, providing fast, effective, and efficient guidance and helping you review the most important laboratory and imaging testing information, with an added focus on cost-effective decision making.

Key Features

  • Quickly access important information with concise, well-organized guidance to the most common lab tests and diagnostic imaging modalities.
  • Simplify your decision-making process through analysis that describes the most common imaging studies for each organ system, reviewing their indications, advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs.
  • Confidently address problematic situations with background data that examines over 384 laboratory tests, describing the normal range of results in adult patients, typical abnormalities (positive tests, increased or decreased values), and the likeliest causes.
  • Select the best test for diagnosing more than 200 common diseases and disorders.
  • Keep important information at your fingertips with this portable, pocket-sized format that allows for convenient consultation anytime, anywhere.


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About the Authors

Fred Ferri Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island