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Evidence-based Imaging, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2006 Optimizing Imaging in Patient Care

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Medina L. Santiago, Blackmore C. Craig

Couverture de l’ouvrage Evidence-based Imaging
This book provides the reader with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine. This book gives the reader a clinically relevant overview of epidemiology, selection of subjects for imaging, selection of imaging strategies, imaging test performance and cost, cost-effectiveness analysis, and applicability to children. Nine major areas of medical imaging are covered, with an emphasis on common diseases. These include Oncology (i.e., lung and breast cancer), Neuroimaging (i.e., Alzheimer's disease and stroke), Gastroenterology (i.e., appendicitis and diverticulitis), Pediatrics (i.e., intussusception and spinal dysraphism), Respiratory System (i.e., sinusitis and pulmonary embolism), Musculoskeletal (i.e., osteomyelitis and septic arthritis), Cardiovascular (i.e., aortic dissection and carotid artery disease), Trauma (i.e., abdomen and head trauma), and Urologic (i.e., nephrolithiasis and urinary tract infection). Radiologists, clinicians, residents, and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to keep current with the vast amount of evidence-based literature will find this text extremely useful.
Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging.- Critically Assessing the Literature: Understanding Error and Bias.- Breast Imaging.- Imaging of Lung Cancer.- Imaging-based Screening for Colorectal Cancer.- Imaging of Brain Cancer.- Prostate Cancer.- Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's Disease.- Neuroimaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Adults and Children with Headache: Evidence-based Role of Neuroimaging.- Neuroimaging of Seizures.- Imaging Evaluation of Sinusitis: Impact on Health Outcome.- Neuroimaging for Traumatic Brain Injury.- Imaging of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis in Children.- Imaging for Knee and Shoulder Problems.- Imaging of Adults with Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting.- Imaging of the Spine in Victims of Trauma.- Imaging of Spine Disorders in Children: Dysraphism and Scoliosis.- Cardiac Evaluation: The Current Status of Outcomes-based Imaging.- Peripheral Vascular Disease and Aortic Aneurysm.- Imaging of the Cervical Carotid Artery for Atherosclerotic Stenosis.- Imaging in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism.- Imaging of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.- Blunt Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen.- Imaging in Acute Abdominal Pain.- Intussusception in Children: Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment.- Imaging of Biliary Disorders: Cholecystitis, Bile Duct Obstruction, Stones, and Stricture.- Hepatic Disorders: Colorectal Cancer Metastases, Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Imaging of Nephrolithiasis, Urinary Tract Infections and their Complications.- Current Issues in Gynecology: Screening for Ovarian Cancer in the Average Risk Population and Diagnostic Evaluation of Post-Menopausal Bleeding.
Dr. Santiago Medina joined Miami Children's Hospital as a neuroradiologist and pediatric radiologist in 1999 . He received his medical degree from the Institute of Health Sciences, CES University in Colombia and a master’s degree in public health and health care management from Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts. Dr. Medina’s medical training includes a medical and surgical internship in Medellin General Hospital, Colombia, and a radiology residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Washington University Medical Center in Missouri, as well as a pediatric radiology fellowship and a neuroradiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and affiliated Harvard Medical School Hospitals in Massachusetts. Dr. Santiago Medina is co-founder and director of MCH’s Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (HOPE) Center and co-director of the Division of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology. He is a member of several professional committees and gives multiple lectures on evidence-based medicine and central nervous system imaging . Dr. Santiago Medina has published numerous articles in national and international peer review journals . He is bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
From the reviews:Radiology 2008" ...All radiologists will benefit from this important work ... This text clearly presents the imaging approaches that are best supported by the evidence. The thoughtful analysis and detailed references will be of benefit to an academic radiologist investigating a particular issue. It will also be of great use to a general radiologist when presented with the question of what is the most effective test to be performed in a particular patient."(Robert A. Halvorsen, Jr, MD, Radiology: Volume 247: Number 2 - May 2008)"Evidence-based Imaging presents the radiologist and clinician with a user friendly guide to evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine.The 30 chapters cover the most prevalent diseases in developed countries, including the major causes of mortality and morbidity, ie injury, coronary artery disease, cancer and cerebrovascular disease. Most chapters have been written by radiologists in close collaboration with clinical physicians and surgeons to provide a balanced and fair analysis of the different medical topics.To make the book user friendly and to enable fast access to pertinent information, the authors have organised all of the chapters in the same format. The chapters are framed around important and provocative clinical questions relevant to a physician's daily practice. Key points and summarised answers to the important clinical issues are at the beginning of the chapters so that the busy clinician can understand the most important evidence-based imaging data in seconds.By offering a clear understanding of the science behind the evidence, the book fills a void for radiologists, clinicians and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to implement an evidence-based approach.I heartly recommend this test to everyone with aspirations to improve their delivery of medical care to patients in the 21st century." Reviewed by Dr T Featherstone, Consultant Radiolo

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