Jun 182017
 

Essentials of Functional MRI


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By (author): Patrick W. Stroman

During the last two decades, new developments in functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) have made it possible to detect changes in the brain over time, as opposed to the “snapshot” produced by conventional MRI. Essentials of Functional MRI breaks down the technical challenges for physicians, researchers, and technologists who use functional MRI but may not be experts in the necessary math and physics. The author describes the theory and practical details of functional MRI (fMRI) methodology, including how to acquire and analyze images, and a wide range of examples demonstrate how fMRI has been used thus far. The author provides the essential information to study, understand, use, and teach the practical aspects of fMRI for those people who are most likely to extend its use into clinical practice.

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Jun 172017
 

Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide, 3e


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By (author): Nigel Raby FRCR, Laurence Berman MB BS FRCP FRCR, Simon Morley FRCR, Gerald de Lacey MA FRCR

Since it was first published, Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide has become the classic in-my-pocket-reference and an indispensable aid to all those who work in the Emergency Department. The core and substantial value lies in the step-by-step analytical approaches which help you to answer this question: “These images look normal to me, but . . . how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?”

“This book will provide essential reading and support to A&E trainees, medical students, radiology trainees, reporting radiographers and clinical nurse specialists, all of whom may be faced with trauma cases requiring accurate diagnosis and treatment.”Reviewed by: RAD Magazine Feb 2015

“… Very nearly flawless…contains just the right amount of information to accommodate readers from trainees through to consultant or attending level.”Reviewed by African Journal of Emergency Medicine , Jun 2015

  • Ensure accuracy in reading and interpretation of any given image. Common sources of error and diagnostic difficulty are highlighted.
  • Prevent mistakes. Pitfalls and associated abnormalities are emphasized throughout.
  • Avoid misdiagnoses. Normal anatomy is outlined alongside schemes for detecting variants of the norm. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points. Will provide a useful overview of the most important features in diagnosis and interpretation.
  • Easily grasp difficult anatomical concepts. Radiographs accompanied by clear, explanatory line-drawings.

  • Spend less time searching with an improved layout and design with succinct, easy-to-follow text. A templated chapter approach helps you access key information quickly. Each chapter includes key points summary, basic radiographs, normal anatomy, guidance on analyzing the radiographs, common injuries, rare but important injuries, pitfalls, regularly overlooked injuries, examples, and references.
  • Grasp the nuances of key diagnostic details. Updated and expanded information, new radiographs, and new explanatory line drawings reinforce the book’s aim of providing clear, practical advice in diagnosis.
  • Avoid pitfalls in the detection of abnormalities that are most commonly overlooked or misinterpreted.
  • Access the complete contents and illustrations online at Expert Consult?fully searchable!
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Jun 172017
 

Emergency Radiology COFFEE Case Book: Case-Oriented Fast Focused Effective Education


Emergency radiology requires consistent, timely, and accurate imaging interpretation with the rapid application of clinical knowledge across many areas of radiology practice that have traditionally been fragmented by organ system or modality divisions. This text unifies this body of knowledge into an educational resource capturing the core competencies required of an emergency radiologist. This book of 85 index cases is organized by clinical presentations that simulate real-life radiology practice in the emergency department. Companion cases spanning the differential diagnoses and spectrum of disease provide hundreds more examples for a fast, focused and effective education we like to call COFFEE (Case-Oriented Fast Focused Effective Education). This text can serve as a “go to” resource for radiologists, as well as any other physicians working in the emergency department. It will be an excellent companion for radiologists preparing for initial board certification or re-certification by the American Board of Radiology.
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Jun 162017
 

Crack the CORE Exam – Case Companion


By (author): Prometheus Lionhart M.D.

Dr. Lionhart’s unique style of teaching in a case based / multiple choice format.
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Jun 162017
 

PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning (Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging)


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. 

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Jun 162017
 

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
  • practical hydrodynamics
  • valvular heart disease
  • myocardial diseases
  • congenital heart disease
  • non-invasive hemodynamics
  • surgical echocardiography

 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

Banypersad, ISBN 978-0-470-65692-1

 

 

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www.wiley.com/go/cardiology

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Jun 152017
 

Clinical Image-Based Procedures. Translational Research in Medical Imaging: 5th International Workshop, CLIP 2016, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI … (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)


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.

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Jun 152017
 

Acute Side Effects of Radiation Therapy: A Guide to Management


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.

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Jun 142017
 

Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System: Pathogenesis, Imaging, and Management


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.

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Jun 132017
 

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