This pocket book offers a succinct but comprehensive overview of the role of PET/CT in radiotherapy planning. Individual chapters are devoted to specific application of the technique to particular tumor types, including non-small cell lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck squamous cell, prostate, gynecological, and pediatric tumors. Helpful information is also presented on the practical implementation of PET/CT in routine oncological practice. Technical and logistical issues are discussed, and guidance provided on potential problems and pitfalls and available solutions. The book will be invaluable in assisting readers to exploit PET/CT’s ability to significantly improve delineation of tumor tissue through the addition of metabolic information to structural imaging data, thereby avoiding unnecessary radiation injury and associated complications while enhancing therapeutic effects and minimizing the risk of marginal recurrences. It is published within the Springer series Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging, compiled under the auspices of the British Nuclear Medicine Society.
Features: Echocardiography Board Review 500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion By (author): Ramdas G. Pai, Padmini Varadarajan
Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition
500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion
Ramdas G. Pai, MD, Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
Padmini Varadarajan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
Echocardiography is an essential tool for the modern-day cardiologist and routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with suspected or known heart diseases.
This best-selling book now returns in a fully revised new edition, once again providing cardiologists and cardiology/echocardiography trainees with a rapid reference, self-assessment question and answer guide to all aspects of echocardiography.
Packed with full-color images and written by experienced echocardiographers, the book covers:
applied ultrasound physics
valvular heart disease
congenital heart disease
Containing 500 case-based questions, including clear explanations and discussions for every question, Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition, is the perfect preparation guide for all those about to take the National Board of Echocardiography’s Board exam, including cardiology and echocardiography trainees and specialist physicians preparing for re-certification. Sonographers planning to take RDCS or RDMS certification examinations should find this book very helpful as well.
Of related interest
Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting
Fridman, ISBN 978-0-470-65997-7
Successful Accreditation in Echocardiography: A Self-Assessment Guide
This book constitutes the revised selected papers from the 5th International Workshop on Clinical Image-Based Procedures, CLIP 2016, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2016 in Athens, Greece, in October 2016.
The 10 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 16 submissions. Specific topics include various image segmentation and registration techniques, applied to various parts of the body. They range from interventional planning to navigation of devices and navigation to the anatomy of interest. Clinical applications cover the skull, the cochlea, cranial nerves, the aortic valve, wrists, and the abdomen, among others.
By (author): Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine.
The introduction of new radiation therapy techniques such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiation therapy has reduced normal tissue doses and, accordingly, treatment complications. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of patients still experience acute side effects, in part because the threshold doses for these toxicities are typically lower than those for late effects. Acute toxicities may lead to interruption of treatment and be associated with an increase in late damage. A swift and effective response is therefore essential. This book will enable the reader to provide effective care for each side effect, thereby improving patient compliance with treatment and treatment outcomes.
Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of tuberculosis of the central nervous system, with emphasis on clinical, diagnostics, and therapeutic features. Tuberculosis, one of the most lethal diseases in human history, still poses a serious threat in the world together with economic and social problems, although a great progress in the fight against this infectious disease in the last century. It covers the full range of tuberculosis of central nervous system and the chapters are organized into six sections: (1) the cranial; (2) the spinal; and (3) the peripheral portions of the nervous system; followed by (4) a section on the laboratory studies in tuberculosis; (5) a section on medical and surgical therapy; and (6) further insights into tuberculosis. This comprehensive reference book will be an ideal source for neurosurgeons, neurologists and specialists upon infectious diseases seeking both basic and more sophisticated information and surgical procedures relating to the complications associated with tuberculosis involving the spine, brain and peripheral nerves.
The new edition of this book updates an established text written for trainees and practicing endovascular therapists.The content is based on the curriculum of the Endovascular Neurosurgery MSc degree course at Oxford University and its tutorial system of teaching. The tutorial is a learning episode focused on a particular topic. The book is presented as a series
of tutorials, which introduces and guides students through background literature, highlights relevant research data, and provides insights on treatments from an experienced practitioner. Each tutorial covers a different topic to provide a complete review of the subspecialty and its theoretical basis. It is intended to equip the reader with a foundation of knowledge on which to build their clinical practice and a reference base for further study. Its practical approach to endovascular therapy will help the reader to understand recent developments in this rapidly expanding field of medicine.
By (author): Catherine M. Appleton, Kimberly N. Wiele
Comprehensive and to-the-point, Breast Imaging Cases covers the field of breast imaging for the radiology resident and practitioner. A new addition to the Cases in Radiology series, this book follows the clear and user-friendly format of problem and solution, presented in 100 unique cases. Featuring over 400 images, this case book examines the spectrum of common clinical issues in breast imaging, including classic and frequently encountered diagnoses, as well as rare findings. Cases are organized in order of increasing difficulty to facilitate learning and challenge the reader to probe further. Under examination are the gamut of cysts, calcifications, benign masses, and carcinomas found in breast imaging. The last section of cases is dedicated to breast MR. Each case is complete with relevant findings, differential diagnoses, management, and extensive teaching points.
The first book-length reference to thoroughly describe diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the development of vascular radiology over the last decade
The last ten years has seen vascular imaging of the central nervous system (CNS) evolve from fairly crude, invasive procedures to more advanced imaging methods that are safer, faster, and more precise—with computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods playing a special role in these advances.
Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System is the first full-length reference text that shows radiologists—especially neuroradiologists—how to optimize the use of the many techniques available in order to increase the sensitivity and specificity of vascular imaging, thereby improving the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. Each chapter is formatted carefully and divided into two essential parts: The first part describes the physical principles underlying each imaging technique, along potential associated artifacts and pitfalls; the second part addresses clinical applications and novel applications of each method.
With a strong focus on the clinical application of each modality or technique in CNS radiology, this book provides in-depth chapter coverage of:
Along with numerous illustrations and case studies, Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Emerging Techniques is an important book for those faced with choosing from the wide range of choices available for clinical practice.