A Patients Guide To Medical Imaging

Hardcover | March 16, 2011

byRonald Eisenberg, Alexander Margulis

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Medical imaging now plays a major role in diagnosis, choice of therapy, and follow-up. However, patients are often intimidated by the multiple imaging modalities available, the indications for their use, the imposing equipment, what the examinations are like and how long they last, and theadvantages and disadvantages of various procedures. This book is designed to provide explanations for these and other issues in order to relieve some of the anxiety related to medical imaging studies.

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Medical imaging now plays a major role in diagnosis, choice of therapy, and follow-up. However, patients are often intimidated by the multiple imaging modalities available, the indications for their use, the imposing equipment, what the examinations are like and how long they last, and theadvantages and disadvantages of various procedu...

Ronald L. Eisenberg is an internationally renowned radiologist, who has authored 20 books in his medical specialty. Dr Eiseneberg received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and did his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (1969 - 1970) and UCSF (1973 - 1975). He is currently Chairman of Radiology a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199729913

ISBN - 13:9780199729913

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionRoentgen and his discoveryOverview of the radiologic imaging processRadiology personnelRadiation exposureCost of imaging proceduresHealth care reform2. Conventional radiologyPlain radiographsPortable radiographsFluoroscopyBarium swallowModified barium swallowUpper GI seriesSmall bowel seriesBarium enema3. UltrasoundSpecial types of ultrasoundObstetrical (fetal) ultrasoundDoppler ultrasoundEchocardiography4. Computed tomographySpecial types of CTChest CTAbdominal CTHead CTSpine CTWhole-body screeningVirtual colonoscopy5. Magnetic resonance imagingMR arthrography6. Breast imagingMammographyUltrasoundMRIBiopsy7. Nuclear medicineSpecial types of nuclear medicineBone scanLung scanThyroid scanCardiac scanPET and PET-CT8. AngiographyCatheter angiographyCT angiography (CTA)CT coronary angiographyCT pulmonary angiographyMR angiography (MRA)9. Interventional radiologyVascular proceduresPercutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)EmbolizationTumor embolizationChemoembolizationUterine artery embolizationThrombolysisVenous acceess proceduresInferior vena cava (IVC) filtersNon-vascular proceduresNeedle-aspiration biopsyFluid aspiration and drainageTube placementTumor ablationVertebroplasty/kyphoplastyInformed consent10. Pediatric imaging11. Miscellaneous studiesDEXA bone scanningHysterosalpingographyGlossaryIndex