Evidence-based Imaging: Optimizing Imaging in Patient Care

Hardcover | November 23, 2005

EditorL Santiago Medina, Craig C. Blackmore

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Evidence-Based Imaging provides the reader with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine. This book gives the reader a clinically relevant overview of epidemiology, selection of subjects for imaging, selection of imaging strategies, imaging test performance and cost, cost-effectiveness analysis, and applicability to children. Nine major areas of medical imaging are covered, with an emphasis on common diseases. These include Oncology (i.e., lung and breast cancer), Neuroimaging (i.e., Alzheimer's disease and stroke), Gastroenterology (i.e., appendicitis and diverticulitis), Pediatrics (i.e., intussusception and spinal dysraphism), Respiratory System (i.e., sinusitis and pulmonary embolism), Musculoskeletal (i.e., osteomyelitis and septic arthritis), Cardiovascular (i.e., aortic dissection and carotid artery disease), Trauma (i.e., abdomen and head trauma), and Urologic (i.e., nephrolithiasis and urinary tract infection).Radiologists, clinicians, residents, and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to keep current with the vast amount of evidence-based literature will find this text extremely useful.

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Evidence-Based Imaging provides the reader with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine. This book gives the reader a clinically relevant overview of epidemiology, selection of subjects for imaging, selection of imaging strategies, imaging test perfor...

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Evidence-Based Imaging: Optimizing Imaging for Patient Care presents the radiologist and clinician with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine. Edited by Drs. L. Santiago Medina and C. Craig Blackmore, this ideal reference gathers contributions by in...

Dr. Santiago Medina joined Miami Children's Hospital as a neuroradiologist and pediatric radiologist in 1999 . He received his medical degree from the Institute of Health Sciences, CES University in Colombia and a master's degree in public health and health care management from Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts. Dr. Medina...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:602 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:November 23, 2005Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging.- Critically Assessing the Literature: Understanding Error and Bias.- Breast Imaging.- Imaging of Lung Cancer.- Imaging-based Screening for Colorectal Cancer.- Imaging of Brain Cancer.- Prostate Cancer.- Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's Disease.- Neuroimaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Adults and Children with Headache: Evidence-based Role of Neuroimaging.- Neuroimaging of Seizures.- Imaging Evaluation of Sinusitis: Impact on Health Outcome.- Neuroimaging for Traumatic Brain Injury.- Imaging of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis in Children.- Imaging for Knee and Shoulder Problems.- Imaging of Adults with Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting.- Imaging of the Spine in Victims of Trauma.- Imaging of Spine Disorders in Children: Dysraphism and Scoliosis.- Cardiac Evaluation: The Current Status of Outcomes-based Imaging.- Peripheral Vascular Disease and Aortic Aneurysm.- Imaging of the Cervical Carotid Artery for Atherosclerotic Stenosis.- Imaging in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism.- Imaging of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.- Blunt Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen.- Imaging in Acute Abdominal Pain.- Intussusception in Children: Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment.- Imaging of Biliary Disorders: Cholecystitis, Bile Duct Obstruction, Stones, and Stricture.- Hepatic Disorders: Colorectal Cancer Metastases, Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Imaging of Nephrolithiasis, Urinary Tract Infections and their Complications.- Current Issues in Gynecology: Screening for Ovarian Cancer in the Average Risk Population and Diagnostic Evaluation of Post-Menopausal Bleeding.

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From the reviews:Radiology 2008" ...All radiologists will benefit from this important work ... This text clearly presents the imaging approaches that are best supported by the evidence. The thoughtful analysis and detailed references will be of benefit to an academic radiologist investigating a particular issue. It will also be of great use to a general radiologist when presented with the question of what is the most effective test to be performed in a particular patient."(Robert A. Halvorsen, Jr, MD; Radiology: Volume 247: Number 2 - May 2008)"Evidence-based Imaging presents the radiologist and clinician with a user friendly guide to evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine.The 30 chapters cover the most prevalent diseases in developed countries, including the major causes of mortality and morbidity, ie injury, coronary artery disease, cancer and cerebrovascular disease. Most chapters have been written by radiologists in close collaboration with clinical physicians and surgeons to provide a balanced and fair analysis of the different medical topics.To make the book user friendly and to enable fast access to pertinent information, the authors have organised all of the chapters in the same format. The chapters are framed around important and provocative clinical questions relevant to a physician's daily practice. Key points and summarised answers to the important clinical issues are at the beginning of the chapters so that the busy clinician can understand the most important evidence-based imaging data in seconds. By offering a clear understanding of the science behind the evidence, the book fills a void for radiologists, clinicians and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to implement an evidence-based approach. I heartly recommend this test to everyone with aspirations to improve their delivery of medical care to patients in the 21st century." Reviewed by Dr T Featherstone, Consultant Radiologist, Sunderland Royal Hospital. RAD Magazine, Nov.06"A user-friendly guide to evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine. This book gives the reader a clinically relevant overview of epidemiology, selection of subjects for imaging, selection of imaging strategies, imaging test performance and cost, cost-effectiveness analysis, and applicability to children. . The vast amount of evidence-based literature found in this text is extremely interesting and useful." (The Neuroradiology Journal, Vol. 19 (3), 2006)"Drs. Medina and Blackmore have assembled a large number of imaging and clinical experts to produce this volume. . Tables summarizing the key literature and suggested imaging algorithms allow one to gain a quick understanding of the issues. Illustrative imaging case studies are presented to highlight the text discussions. . This is very readable, very practical book for both clinicians and images. . Overall grade Excellent." (B. D. Coley, Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 37, 2007)"This work is unique not only in the approach to the subject matter but also in the potential range of readers. . the potential readers of the work span the gamut from those interested in the field of evidence-based or effectiveness research in radiology to the radiologist seeking a quick reference on how to approach a specific clinical problem. . this book is a significant addition to the radiology literature. . Many of us may be referring to this book . ." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, June/July, 2007)"An excellent introduction to the principles of evidence-based medicine and to critically understanding error and bias in medical literature. ... The book succeeds in clearly presenting the status of evidence-based imaging and the numerous areas in which evidence is insufficient. I highly recommend this book ... . Finally, all medical libraries and medical schools will need a copy of the book ... ." (Richard R. Abello, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 48 (4), April, 2007)