Cost Effective Diagnostic Imaging: The Clinician's Guide by Zachary Grossman, Douglas Katz, Ronald Alberico, Peter Loud

By Zachary Grossman, Douglas Katz, Ronald Alberico, Peter Loud

Written through radiologists yet for clinicians, and intended for session within the "heat of conflict" (the busy-sometimes hectic-clinical setting), this distinct little e-book publications you thru the main inexpensive and direct imaging path to a analysis. in contrast to all different books by way of radiologists, it doesn't attempt to train photo interpretation. really, masking sixty five universal medical difficulties, from GI bleed, to Pulmonary Embolus, to Myocardial Ischemia, to Stroke, The Clinicians's advisor accommodates all to be had technologies-Multi-detector CT, MR, CT angiography, MR angiography, puppy, and mixed PET/CT- to assist clinicians get the solutions they need.Highlights the relative rate with buck symptoms of every imaging try out or imaging-guided method! (Not on hand in the other text). Explains in transparent, cogent language the step by step good judgment in the back of the imaging series for every challenge, but avoids maddening "flow charts". each one problem-oriented bankruptcy stands by myself, for speedy and concise counsel in picking the perfect try, obviating the necessity to turn backward and forward while there's little time. contains the latest imaging modalities that experience significantly replaced the work-up for plenty of scientific stipulations. Covers the main debatable subject matters, like CT screening of the fit inhabitants, the price of mixed PET/CT scanners, and where of "virtual" colonoscopy.

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5 Pancreatic Mass INTRODUCTION Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the fifth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The prognosis is usually grim, because most pancreatic adenocarcinomas are already unresectable by the time the patient develops symptoms and a mass is discovered. Extension to peripancreatic soft tissues, adjacent organs, and regional lymph nodes is common. Other pancreatic masses include neuroendocrine tumors, a variety of cystic tumors, metastases, focal pancreatitis, and pseudocysts.

3. When endoscopy fails to find a bleeding source, nuclear imaging is often useful to document (and sometimes approximately localize) active bleeding as a precursor to angiography. 4. Angiography may be invaluable for therapy or more precise localization before surgery, once nuclear imaging has confirmed ongoing hemorrhage. If nuclear imaging reveals no active bleeding, neither will angiography, unless the patient coincidentally rebleeds at the time of the angiogram. 5. Barium studies have no role in the initial evaluation of acute GI bleeding.

Carefully performed MRCP can produce images of the biliary and pancreatic ducts similar to, though lower in resolution than, those of ERCP, thereby avoiding the inherent risk of ERCP-induced pancreatitis. Pancreatic MR imaging can Chapter 6 Pancreatitis 41 substitute for CT in patients unable to tolerate iodinated contrast medium due to renal insufficiency or allergy. SUGGESTED READING Ahmad NA, Shah JN, Kochman ML: Endoscopic ultrasonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography imaging for pancreaticobiliary pathology.

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