Basics of Planning and Management of Patients during Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

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Mar 032018

This book summarizes the do’s and don’ts of managing a patient receiving radiotherapy or chemotherapy as well as how to manage common day to day situations that one comes across in radiation oncology practice. It aims to serve as a useful guide for students of radiation oncology for their practical exams and provides useful answers mostly to the why’s of the various steps of radiotherapy planning, prescribing, evaluation and treatment delivery.
The intent of this book is to cover the various indications and techniques for taking a decision on the various practical aspects of radiotherapy planning and delivery and hopes to offer assistance to young radiation oncologists in handling cancer patients. This is a more practice oriented book and does not aim to cover the various sites, types and indications of radiotherapy as a whole.




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Elastography: A Practical Approach

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Mar 022018

This is an excellent book on the relatively newer diagnostic technique of elastography. This work is authoritative as well as comprehensive… – BIZ INDIA

This practical guide is a compilation of firsthand expertise from leading authorities around the world on the use of ultrasound elastography. The stiffness or softness of the imaged tissue derived from elastography provides accurate radiologic diagnosis for disease processes including cancer, inflammation, and fibrosis. It is an efficacious and accurate diagnostic imaging modality that helps avoid invasive biopsies.

The first two chapters cover basic fundamental principles of elastography, with subsequent chapters exploring pathology-specific utilization. The authors cover the extensively validated and implemented use of elastography for diffuse liver disease, and diseases of the breast andthyroid gland. They also discuss the potential benefits and limitations for the prostate, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, musculoskeletal system, salivary glands, lymph nodes, and testes. The book concludes with a chapter on potential future applications of this ever-evolving technology.

Key Highlights

Discussion of key differences between strain elastography and shear wave elastography by individual organ systems
Clinical pearls on how to accurately perform elastography and tips for avoiding false-positive or false-negative results
Case studies elucidate the targeted use of elastographic findings by specific pathology
Illustrations in the breast and liver chapters demonstrate precise transducer techniques
MRI elastography as an emerging and safe assessment tool, primarily for the diagnosis of liver disease, with emergent potential for additional organs
This book provides key knowledge on visualizing quantifiable differences in tissue elasticity and applying this data to improved treatment strategies for diverse pathologies. It is essential reading for radiologists, sonographers, and imaging technicians.


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Imaging of Bones and Joints

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Feb 282018

One of the outstanding values of this book is the large number of images used….These greatly help in viewing and analyzing the conditions and diseases within the bones, in the bone marrow, in the joints, in regular and soft tissue, and in other places. – BIZ INDIA

This book is unique. It will guide you through the essentials of musculoskeletal imaging using a multimodality approach. Organized by categories of musculoskeletal disorders, it uses a “findings within-the-image” method to help you identify the typical imaging features of each condition.

As a comprehensive reference compiled by well-known specialists in the field, it is useful for both practicing radiologists and those in training.
Focus on the essentials

Provides a solid foundation of what the radiologist needs to know when interpreting musculoskeletal imaging studies, including the indications for when to use various imaging modalities.

“Findings within the image”

An excellent presentation method for learning to interpret bone and joint images.

Find it quickly

In addition to a detailed text and high-quality images, important points are summarized in boxes, tables, and illustrative figures for quick reference.

Extra features are included on the Thieme MediaCenter

An additional 338 images along with supplemental text and references are provided online on the Thieme MediaCenter.

Special Features

All chapters are written by leading international authors.
A comprehensive, multimodality approach is used.
Over 2100 brilliant, state-of-the-art images are provided, including a multitude of MR images.


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Advanced Topics on Three-Dimensional Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

 Ob/Gynae, Radiology  Comments Off on Advanced Topics on Three-Dimensional Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feb 232018

Advanced Topics on Three-Dimensional Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a comprehensive and handy guide for sonographers, obstetricians, gynecology and radiology professionals, and all technicians working in ultrasound laboratories who are interested in taking advantage of all the resources provided by this imaging technique. The book is divided in three sections which give information on a variety of relevant topics: Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Instrumentation and Technology . This section explains different ultrasound methods that can be used for three-dimensional imaging. It is complemented by a discussion on how to use the techniques in telemedicine. The Use of Three-Dimensional Ultrasound During Pregnancy . This section explains the methods used to assess fetal organs, behavior and defects during different stages of pregnancy. The Use of Three-Dimensional Ultrasound When Evaluating Female Reproductive Physiology . This section covers diagnostic procedures for ovarian and uterine abnormalities and neoplasms.




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3D Ultrasound in Prenatal Diagnosis

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Feb 232018

Initially known for its beautiful images of the faces of babies, 3D ultrasound has become an important tool in prenatal diagnosis for its ability to image fetal organs in normal and abnormal conditions. This book is a state-of-the-art work conceived as a practical guide to the application of 3D ultrasound in obstetrics. It is illustrated with more than 500 images reflecting the clinical utility of 3D ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis.



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Basics of PET Imaging: Physics, Chemistry, and Regulations

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Feb 222018

The Third Edition of this classic text presents the basic concepts of PET imaging technology. Topics include basic physics of PET imaging; detectors, scanners and data collection; storage, display, and PACS; PET radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals; reimbursement for PET procedures; and performance of PET studies. This revised edition is thoroughly updated and includes information on new PET scanning detectors and PET/MRI scanners; PET/MRI data acquisition; software packages; recently developed PET radiopharmaceuticals; and new procedures for PET studies. To maximize understanding, the book includes pertinent basic science principles, equations, sample problems and practice questions. Basics of PET Imaging, Third Edition, is an ideal resource for nuclear medicine physicians, residents and technologists.
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Intracoronary Ultrasound

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Feb 222018

Distilling more than ten years of experience with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), Intracoronary Ultrasound summarizes Dr Mintz’s own experiences as well as published and unpublished observations of others in the field.


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Imaging of the Airways: Functional and Radiologic Correlations

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Feb 212018

Written by recognized authorities on thoracic imaging, this volume is the first to examine all modalities—both noninvasive and invasive—for visualizing the airways. Emphasis is placed on correlating CT images with bronchoscopy, to aid in interpreting CT findings and in performing interventional bronchoscopic procedures.

After a review of airway imaging techniques and anatomy, the book presents correlating CT and bronchoscopic images for a wide range of pathologic entities. Detailed chapters examine the trachea and central bronchi, the diagnosis of bronchiectasis, and the use of CT in diagnosing small airway disease. A chapter on functional imaging of the airways is also included.



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CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy, Second Edition

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Feb 212018

Since it was originally published in 2010, CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy has been an invaluable aid to a wide variety of radiotherapy professionals, both qualified and in training. This second edition has many welcome additions and updates, while retaining its original user-friendly format.

All essential structures relevant to radiotherapy are described and depicted on 3D images generated from radiotherapy planning systems. System-based labelled CT images, taken in relevant imaging planes and patient positions, build up understanding of relational anatomy and CT interpretation; and all images are accompanied by comprehensive commentary. This simplified approach enables the reader to gain image interpretation skills quickly and easily.

The second edition of CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy supports radiotherapy staff as they play a more active part in structure outlining and increasingly routine cone-beam CT verification. The text has been updated throughout, to reflect recent changes in technology and practice, and the reader is further supported with additional self-test questions and more interesting pathology examples. There is new information on safety in CT, use of contrast and minimising the impact of artefacts; and the dedicated lymph node sections have been refreshed, with detailed delineation of common nodal regions. New dedicated ‘Structure Focus’ sections concentrate on anatomical structures that are challenging yet clinically relevant for trial protocols or included in updated guidelines, including the penile bulb, coronary arteries, brachial plexus and complex supra-sellar regions.

The unique combination of the authors’ knowledge of both current and emerging radiotherapy requirements and CT image interpretation has again produced an accessible and highly relevant text that provides sufficient detail to satisfy the most inquisitive of students and support radiotherapy practice for a wide range of professionals.


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Maxillofacial Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Principles, Techniques and Clinical Applications

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Feb 192018

The book provides a comprehensive description of the fundamental operational principles, technical details of acquiring and specific clinical applications of dental and maxillofacial cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). It covers all clinical considerations necessary for optimal performance in a dental setting. In addition overall and region specific correlative imaging anatomy of the maxillofacial region is described in detail with emphasis on relevant disease. Finally imaging interpretation of CBCT images is presented related to specific clinical applications. This book is the definitive resource for all who refer, perform, interpret or use dental and maxillofacial CBCT including dental clinicians and specialists, radiographers, ENT physicians, head and neck, and oral and maxillofacial radiologists.
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