Publisher: F.A. Davis,
Publication Year: 2013,
Rely on this practical guide to the role of medical imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and disorders. Follow its symptoms-based approach to learn when medical imaging is appropriate, what the ideal study may be for a specific clinical problem, how to interpret an official report on a radiologic study, what the possible appropriate next steps are, and how radiologic results may (or may not) alter clinical management of your patient. Case studies in each chapter present typical patients with accompanying radiologic reports. Actual images of superb clarity show you the potential of contemporary techniques. You can master the basics of medical imaging in patient care, the physical principles underlying imaging modalities - including conventional radiology, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine scans - as well as common pitfalls. The chapters are organized by a symptoms-based approach within each major body system. Coverage features imaging modalities, including conventional radiology, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine scans. Bulleted lists make key points of requesting and interpreting an imaging study easy to review.
Case studies in each chapter help you recognize imaging techniques and how to use radiologic reports to manage patient care. "Cost-Effective Medicine" boxes provide students with relevant insight into the economics of actual practice. Clear and easy-to-understand radiographs with explanatory captions provide basic information about each image. Full-color, crystal-clear images with precise labeling help you identify and interpret normal and pathologic structures and conditions. Glossary in each chapter defines terms commonly found in radiology reports.show more