Imaging of Thoracic Diseases, An Issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437722680

Imaging of Thoracic Diseases, An Issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics, Volume 20-1

1st Edition

Authors: Mark Ferguson
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437722680
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th March 2010

Description

Advanced imaging technology has greatly improved the practice of thoracic surgery in the past 35 years. Among many other benefits, the advances decreased the rate of futile thoracotomy for lung cancer from more than 20% in the 1970s to the current incidence of only a few percent.  This issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics provides updates about recent advances in imaging of thoracic diseases, and will help practicing thoracic surgeons understand how to best frame requests so that optimally useful information emerges from an examination. 


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Hardcover ISBN:
9781437722680

About the Authors

Mark Ferguson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, Section of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Chicago, IL