Imaging in Treatment Planning for Sinonasal Diseases

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May 082018
 

This book provides both basic and advanced information on the clinical presentation, imaging findings and treatment of sinonasal diseases. For each specific disease, the rationale underlying the treatment strategy is discussed and the imaging findings critical to the decision-making process are identified. This is an original approach and reflects the constant team effort at the editors’ institute over the past 15 years to integrate clinical and radiological information with the aim of establishing the most appropriate treatment.
Special emphasis is placed on the identification of clinical and imaging data that allow selection of an endonasal or an external approach in surgical candidates. The value of planning an integrated endoscopic and radiological follow-up in the different diseases is also thoroughly reviewed. Through the correlation of imaging with endoscopic or clinical findings, this book will enable radiologists to familiarise themselves with the “otorhinolaryngological world” and clinicians to understand more fully the significance of specific radiological findings. It will serve as an invaluable guide to the selection of imaging techniques

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Radiological Imaging of the Digestive Tract in Infants and Children

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May 052018
 

This comprehensive, up-to-date and extensively illustrated volume offers a multimodality approach to gastrointestinal imaging in children and infants. The role of each of the currently available imaging techniques is considered carefully, and diagnostic dilemmas are discussed and illustrated. Against the background of rapid recent advances in imaging technology, this volume will serve as an essential reference work for all who are engaged in the field.
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Radiosurgery

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May 042018
 

This volume Radiosurgery presents of topical and exciting developments in the field of radiosurgery as discussed at the 7th International Stereotacic Radiosurgery Society Meeting, Brussels, 2005. These peer-reviewed reports include new studies on radiosurgery of benign and malignant brain tumors and vascular malformations, as well as results following the management of patients with functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and pain. Physics assessments of different radiosurgical technologies are also discussed. Further reports review the expanding field of intracranial and extracranial radiosurgery. If you are a neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, medical physicist, neurologist, or oncologist, who requires the most up-to-date information on the use of stereotactic radiosurgery you will find the answers in this publication
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Imaging Atlas of the Normal Gallbladder and Its Variants

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May 042018
 

An in-depth knowledge of the wide spectrum of normal gallbladder appearances is vital to appropriate clinical workup and the correct diagnosis of patients with upper abdominal symptoms. This book covers the range of appearances of the normal gallbladder and its variants, including discussions of anatomy, embryology, and imaging techniques to promote a better understanding of the subject. Anomalies of number, location, and form are each addressed in separate chapters, and discussions of imaging artifacts of the gallbladder and pseudolesions, which can mimic gallbladder disease, are also included. A short chapter on the appearance of the fetal gallbladder is included to round out this comprehensive volume.
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Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

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May 012018
 

This handbook concisely summarizes state-of-the-art information about stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), including the history and development of these modalities, the biologic rationale for these technologies, typical practices, and reported results. Developed as a companion to Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiotherapy, Second Edition, edited by Eric Hansen and Mack Roach, III, it is organized by disease site and presents treatment techniques and recommended imaging; safety and quality assurance; toxicities and management; recommended follow-up; and supporting evidence. Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines is intended to help inform decisions regarding the appropriateness of SRS and SBRT and guide treatment and evaluation. Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy can be easily referenced in the clinic and is a valuable guide for oncology practitioners.
 
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In Vivo Fluorescence Imaging: Methods and Protocols

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Apr 262018
 

This detailed volume includes a rich variety of applications using various instrumentations, probes, disease models, and targets in order to account for the multidisciplinary nature of the use of in vivo fluorescence imagine. The book also includes chapters on the emerging fields of cell tracking, image-guided treatment, and fluorescence imaging in the second NIR window, as well as protocols for evaluation methods before and after in vivo imaging. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include brief introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Authoritative and practical, In Vivo Fluorescence Imaging: Methods and Protocols serves as a valuable reference for researchers from numerous fields who wish to become more familiar with in vivo fluorescence imaging techniques.

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First Trimester Ultrasound Diagnosis of Fetal Abnormalities

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Apr 182018
 

Stay up to date with recent advances in the use of ultrasound in early gestation with this comprehensive, full-color reference. First Trimester Ultrasound Diagnosis of Fetal Abnormalities is an authoritative, systematic guide to the role of first trimester ultrasound in pregnancy risk assessment and the early detection of fetal malformations. High-quality illustrations and numerous tables throughout enhance readability, making this text an excellent daily resource in clinical practice.

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Presents state-of-the-art information accompanied by hundreds of superb illustrations reflecting today’s best ultrasound technology.
Covers general aspects of first trimester ultrasound, including physical principles and bioeffects, technical aspects, fetal biometry and pregnancy dating, screening for chromosomal aneuploidies, multiple pregnancies, and more.
Features a chapter on detailed first trimester ultrasound which presents a new, comprehensive and systematic approach to ultrasound imaging in early gestation.
Provides detailed coverage of first trimester ultrasound findings in normal and abnormal conditions, covering various organ systems as well as the placenta and umbilical cord.

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The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time — providing a seamless reading experience online or offline
Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks
Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design
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Top 3 Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review

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Apr 182018
 


Praise for the first edition:

“Innovative…it would be difficult to find a better high-yield, high-quality textbook covering every subsection of the radiology…board examination.” – JAMA

“Extremely useful for practicing radiologists and radiology residents looking to…acquire the most pertinent knowledge in preparation for board exams, recertification, and general practice…This high-yield way of learning allows the rapid development of…differential diagnoses…for the full range of entities commonly encountered in practice and board exam settings.” – Academic Radiology

“One of the major strengths of this book is…it focuses on short succinct differentials and avoids the laundry-list differentials…The book…is a great value for those looking to develop short clear differentials for the imaging findings…” – Radiology

This fully revised second edition of Top 3 Differentials in Radiology provides a comprehensive core exam review of frequently encountered imaging gamuts in all major radiological subspecialties. Author William O’Brien utilizes the widely acclaimed format of his first edition, with 330 new and updated radiology cases organized into 12 core subspecialty sections. The last section, “Roentgen Classics,” includes cases from each of the previous core sections, with imaging findings characteristic of a single diagnosis.

This book reflects content included in the current radiology board examinations with accurate and concise descriptions of key differentials, which are integral to acing the boards. Each case is formatted as a two-page unit. The left page features clinical images, succinctly captioned radiographic findings, and pertinent clinical history. The right page includes the key imaging gamut, differential diagnoses rank-ordered by the Top 3, additional diagnostic considerations, and clinical pearls.

Key Features

More than 700 high quality images, including advanced imaging techniques
Rank ordered differentials organized into the Top 3 and additional diagnostic considerations
A high-yield review of important imaging and clinical manifestations for all entities on the list of differentials
Imaging pearls at the end of each case provide a quick review of key points
This outstanding resource provides radiologists and trainees with a solid foundation of core radiology topics and a wide spectrum of key imaging findings encountered in clinical practice. It is a must-have for radiology residents preparing for board examinations. Veteran radiologists looking for a comprehensive review of critical topics in radiology will also find this book invaluable.

 

 

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Imaging and Imagining Illness

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Apr 182018
 

Medical imaging technologies can help diagnose and monitor patients’ diseases, but they do not capture the lived experience of illness. In this volume, Devan Stahl shares her story of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with the aid of magnetic resonance images (MRIs). Although clinically useful, Stahl did not want these images to be the primary way she or anyone else understood her disease or what it is like to live with MS. With the help of her printmaker sister, Darian Goldin Stahl, they were able to reframe these images into works of art. The result is an altogether different image of the ill body. Now, the Stahls open up their project to four additional scholars to help shed light on the meaning of illness and the impact medical imaging can have on our cultural imagination. Using their insights from the medical humanities, literature, visual culture, philosophy, and theology, the scholars in this volume advance the discourse of the ill body, adding interpretations and insights from their disciplinary fields. “”In this fascinating and quite unique book, Devan Stahl and some of those who love her offer a deep, rich, and at points quite moving insight into what it means to live into enduring forms of illness. The interdisciplinary approach is powerful in the way that it allows us to see Devan’s illness experiences from a variety of perspectives. . . .I commend this book and I pray that it both informs and changes people’s views on what it means to live humanly in the company of enduring illness.”” –John Swinton, Professor, School of Divinity, King’s College University of Aberdeen “”In Imaging and Imagining Illness, Devan Stahl breaks new ground in the now well-populated field of illness writing. Combining personal memoir, artwork, rigorous analyses from bioethics and medical humanities, and philosophical reflection, it offers fresh interdisciplinary insights into the experience of illness and disability in a technologized medical world. More than anything else I have read, Stahl’s book shows the reader how the person in illness interweaves multiple perspectives to give meaning to their experience.”” –Jackie Leach Scully, Executive Director, Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre “”This transcendentally lyrical work is about relationships: between a woman and her body; between her-self and evolving life with an unpredictable illness; between a printmaker–her sister–and her materials; and between two sisters in narrative and graphic counterpoint. . . . Other voices–a literary scholar, a theologian, and a physician-philosopher–enhance the complexity and texture of the artistic pas-de-deux at the center of the book. Above all it reminds us of the potential, in Devan Stahl’s words, that ‘resistant acts of creation’ have for humanity and emancipation.”” –Arno K. Kumagai, Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto “”Blending the verbal and the visual, the personal and the scholarly, this unique volume takes us on a wondrous journey from patient to print and icon that will make readers look at medical images with an entirely fresh eye. The result is proof that illness narrative is an invitation to share vulnerability with others and of the transformative power of imaginative and collaborative perspectives on the ill body. It deserves to be widely read.”” –Stella Bolaki, Author of Illness as Many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture Devan Stahl is Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University.

About the Author
Devan Stahl is Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University.

 

 

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Childbirth-Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Risk Factors, Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment

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Apr 162018
 

This book offers an up-to-date overview of childbirth-related pelvic floor dysfunction covering prevention, diagnosis, and management. It encompasses all relevant conditions, with particular focus on genital prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence. Risk factors for pelvic floor damage related to childbirth are identified, and a 3D simulation of delivery is presented. The role of various diagnostic tools, including pelvic floor ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging and anal sphincter electromyography, is clearly described. The importance of physiotherapy in preventing future alterations is explained, and the indications for surgery, which is reserved for more severe situations, are discussed. The book highlights the need for a multidisciplinary approach involving obstetricians, gynecologists, urologists, midwives, radiologists, physiotherapists, muscle laboratory engineers, and computer technicians.

 

 

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