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Atlas of Virtual Colonoscopy

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Virtual colonoscopy (VC) is a rapidly developing technique that promises to be safer, more economical, and less intrusive than conventional diagnostic tests for colon cancer. This procedure allows the physician to look inside the body without having to insert a long tube into the colon, as in conventional colonoscopy, or filling the colon with liquid barium, as with barium enema. VC has attracted the attention of the media and the public as a much-lauded alternative to current techniques. In response to this demand, renowned radiologist Dr. Abraham Dachman and a distinguished list of international contributors have put together a comprehensive atlas that depicts the entire range of this new technique. The illustrations are clear and true to life, showing normal and abnormal findings in VC. This unique resource also points out critical clinical elements in using VC and summarizes the state of the art. The Atlas of Virtual Colonoscopy fills a void for all radiologists and gastroenterologists needing to or simply interested in learning about this exciting new technique.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part I - Text;
1. Virtual Colonoscopy: The Inside Story;
2. Background and Significance;
3. How Accurate is Virtual Colonoscopy?;
4. How to Perform and Interpret Virtual Colonoscopy;
5. Patient Preparation;
6. Innovative Display Techniques;
7. MRI;
8. Future Directions: Computer Aided Diagnosis;
9. A Word About Radiation Dose Part II - Atlas;
10. The Normal Colon;
11. Sessile Polyps;
12. Pedunculated Polyps;
13. Diminutive Lesion;
14. Flat Lesion;
15. Recognize Stool;
16. Large Masses and Post-Operative Colon;
17. Pitfalls and Artifacts;
18. IV Contrast;
19. Oral Contrast

Innenansichten

Portrait

Abraham H. Dachman, MD, is a nationally known specialist in abdominal imaging. He uses X-rays and advanced imaging equipment to visualize the structure and function of abdominal organs. This information is used to help diagnose disease, to assist in surgical planning, and to determine if treatments are effective. Dr. Dachman is known for his expertise in using computed tomography (CT scans) to create 3-D images of abdominal structures. This 3-D technology gives physicians an additional, valuable tool to better visualize tissue without performing an invasive procedure. He is a leading authority on virtual colonoscopy--using noninvasive CT technology to detect polyps and masses in the colon. In addition, he applies 3-D techniques to aid in the detection and staging of pancreatic cancer, and in the evaluation of tumor response to chemotherapy.
An active researcher, Dr. Dachman has published several journal articles, book chapters, and books, including the first text on virtual colonoscopy, "The Atlas of Virtual Colonoscopy." In addition, he shares his knowledge about this emerging field through courses for radiologists who want to learn how to read virtual colonoscopy studies. He also has given presentations at dozens of scientific meetings around the United States.
Andrea Laghi is Associate Professor in the Department of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological Sciences at the 'Sapienza' University of Rome and Director of the CT and MRI Unit at I.C.O.T. University Hospital, Latina, Italy. He currently chairs the Education Committee and is an Executive Committee member of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), and he is Coordinator of the ESGAR CT Colonography Hands-on Workshops. On behalf of ESGAR he is also member of the Education Committee of the United European Gastrointestinal Federation (UEGF). Professor Laghi is active member of the Associazione Italiana di Radiologia Medica, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). He is currently a reviewer for several journals including European Radiology, Radiology, Investigative Radiology, The Lancet and Gastreonterology. Professor Laghi has been invited to present more than 200 lectures and is the author of over 300 published papers.

Pressestimmen

From the reviews:
"This appears to be the first book on the new subject of virtual colonoscopy ... . This is certainly a good atlas book with several detailed illustrations ... . the topic is properly and clearly covered by well-known experts. ... A more than necessary tool for all who have decided to dedicate a good part of their time to this technique. In any case, a good opportunity to update our knowledge in the field of colorectal cancer." (G. Bianchi Porro, Digestive and Liver Disease, Vol. 36, 2004)
"Atlas of Virtual Colonoscopy is a well-written and well illustrated book that reviews the current status of computed tomographic colonography. ... To our knowledge, it is the most comprehensive book on the subject ... . is well organized and easy to read. ... The images are generally of excellent quality ... . should be considered the definitive text on this subject to date. ... A strength of the book is the abundance of high-quality images. ... an essential text for all radiologists who are interested in this exciting new technology." (Karen M. Horton, Radiology, March, 2004)
"The atlas is divided into two parts. The first includes chapters on technique and its interpretation and second extensive illustrations of colonography. ... Most of the images are of good quality ... . The legends are excellent and informative, providing good continuity within the sections ... . To answer the question 'will it help?', yes, I believe it will. Reading and assimilating this atlas will significantly increase one's understanding of colonography and provide a good basis for interpreting examinations." (Professor Clive Bartram, RAD Magazine, November, 2003)
"This multiauthor book is more than the atlas its title implies. Ably edited by Abraham Dachman, it is also an introduction to virtual colonoscopy ... . The material presented is geared toward the practicing radiologist. Those curious about virtual colonoscopy will find enough information ... and radiologists contemplating starting these studies in their practice are introduced to the finer points involved ... . The editor and contributors have provided a valuable service to the radiology community." (Jovitas Skucas, American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 181 (5), 2003)
"Dr. Abraham Dachman's atlas on the new subject of virtual colonoscopy ... is devoted to all radiologists who are involved in the detection of colorectal neoplasms. ... The editor has succeeded in persuading several distinguished experts to contribute their cases and their insights ... . the editor should be congratulated on this outstanding book, which is a critical and stimulating work for the clinical introduction of this new technique. The illustrations are excellent ... . the book can be recommended to all radiologists and gastroenterologists." (A. K. Dixon and T. J. Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 15 (6), 2005)
EAN: 9780387955117
ISBN: 0387955119
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 276 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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