This book is a practical resource for the current applications of interventional radiology in the care of female patients. Divided into seven main sections, the book opens with an introduction to the role of interventional radiology in women's health, discussing such topics as specific concerns relevant to the female patient and safety considerations related to the provision of care. The sections that follow address common clinical problems and conditions unique to women, including uterine fibroids, infertility, pelvic pain, osteoporosis, and varicose veins. A final section describes interventional procedures for treating breast cancer and offers key recommendations for further practice development.
Features: * Clinical review of each disease entity at the beginning of each section * Detailed discussion of specific procedures with descriptions of indications, evaluation, techniques, and possible complications * Insights from leading specialists in such fields as obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and orthopedics presented in "Clinical Perspective" chapters An indispensable reference for interventional radiologists, this book will also be valuable for all physicians involved in the care of women, including obstetricians and gynecologists. "In summary, the book is a well organized and informative resource for medical professionals of all levels." - Academic Radiology "In conclusion, the book is a useful guide for the gynecologist, the internist, and the orthopedist, among others, called to decide on the best diagnostic and therapeutic course for the patients coming to their observation, each one presenting with different clinical findings." - Clinical Imaging "A valuable addition to the departmental or personal libraries of those offering an interventional service to women." - RAD Magazineshow more