This issue includes every subject relevant to neuroradiology that one may expect to encounter in a general emergency radiology practice. The most important concepts in emergent brain, spine, head & neck imaging, as well as pediatric nonaccidental trauma are reviewed, and the issue provides an excellent starting point for learning the fundamentals of emergency neuroradiology and can serve as a reference for those wishing to reinforce their current knowledge base.
This unique book covers the main clinical presentations of children to an emergency room and considers in detail the radiological investigation of such emergencies. Numerous high-quality illustrations of the radiological manifestations of acutely presenting illness in children ensure that the volume will serve as a rapid reference source for both pediatricians and radiologists. All of the authors are specialist pediatric radiologists who provide emergency radiological services on a daily basis, and the text reflects this level of expertise.
Fundamentals of Emergency Radiology takes the mystery out of interpreting radiographic studies in critical situations - so you can diagnose problems and plan care strategies with greater speed, skill, and confidence! Bottom-line guidance, a head-to-toe format, and hundreds of clear illustrations help you to develop a systematic approach to imaging evaluation. Fundamentals of Emergency Radiology makes it easy to recognize normal anatomy and its variations; identify problems resulting from trauma, infection, tumors, and other sources; evaluate traumatic and nontraumatic conditions using easy-to-follow algorithms; interpret imaging studies with the aid of differential diagnosis tables; know when to order additional radiographic or laboratory examinations; and apply clinical and radiographic "pearls" that help you to avoid common diagnostic mistakes. What's more, Fundamentals of Emergency Radiology covers both adult and pediatric patients - so you'll be ready for everyone who needs you!
A comprehensive account of the latest imaging techniques for both diagnosis and image-guided therapy for the many diseases of the nervous system. The book provides summary boxes and tables covering the classification of pathology, key features of the disorder, and differential diagnosis, as well as, essential color images. An accompanying CD-ROM features additional illustrations, descriptions for a particular diagnosis or therapy, and video clips of specific procedures.
This updated second edition of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Imaging and Intervention provides a comprehensive account of the state of the art in the diagnosis and treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The basic format of the first edition has been retained, with sections on fundamentals such as pathophysiology and causes, imaging techniques and interventions. However, each chapter has been revised to reflect the important recent progress in advanced neuroimaging and the use of interventional tools. In addition, a new chapter is included on the classification instruments for ischemic stroke and their use in predicting outcomes and therapeutic triage. All of the authors are internationally recognized experts and members of the interdisciplinary stroke team at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The text is supported by numerous informative illustrations, and ease of reference is ensured through the inclusion of suitable tables. This book will serve as a unique source of up-to-date information for neurologists, emergency physicians, radiologists and other health care providers who care for the patient with acute ischemic stroke.
PACS BASIC PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS H. K. Huang, D.Sc. Picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) are the foundation of digital radiology and are increasingly being implemented to streamline health-care operations, facilitate teleradiology, and improve patient care. PACS: Basic Principles and Applications integrates a comprehensive introduction to the imaging modalities and technical fundamentals of "filmless radiology" with clear guidelines for designing and implementing a PACS system. Written by a leading expert and featuring numerous illustrations, line drawings, and schematic diagrams, this practical, user-friendly resource includes individual chapters on such topics as: * Digital radiologic image fundamentals * Industry standards, with an emphasis on HL7 and DICOM * Image compression * Image acquisition gateways * Communications and networking * System design, installation, and evaluation * Clinical applications and pitfalls * Future development of PACS PACS: Basic Principles and Applications is an essential reference and invaluable sourcebook for radiologists and radiology residents and technologists, as well as for imaging facility planners and support staff.
This volume offers definitive treatment and patient management guidelines for neurologists faced with a neurological emergency or urgent neurological problem. Unlike texts geared to the emergency room physician, this book is written for the neurological specialist, and covers not only the true emergencies, but also urgent problems that can develop into emergencies, such as altered consciousness and transient ischemic attacks. In addition, it addresses neurological conditions that are deemed urgent with regard to management of a chronic illness, such as severe chronic headaches, exacerbation of focal signs in a patient with multiple sclerosis, acute mental status changes in a patient with dementia, and appearance of a new movement disorder in a patient with Parkinson's disease. The editors have reorganized this second edition to emphasize a symptomatic approach and have focused the chapters for greater consistency of style.