Acute CT: A Primer of Emergency Imaging / Edition 1

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Acute CT is an exciting and challenging area of radiology which has largely replaced the more traditional forms of imaging in terms of emergency practice. Radiologists, radiographers, and anyone who is involved in acute CT imaging and its interpretation, need to keep abreast with the latest techniques in order to optimise the examination and gain the maximum diagnostic information from the images generated. Acute CT: A Primer of Emergency Imaging is a precise, up-to-date and comprehensive volume of a size and format that lends itself to easy reference. It forms an ideal bench book or pocket companion for junior radiologists who often have to deal with the demands of on-call practice. State-of-the art CT imaging protocols in the emergency and trauma setting are included along with protocol for the optimum use of contrast agents. The common emergency conditions and their differential diagnoses are presented in an easily read and understood format. This involves a 4-step practical approach: # appropriate imaging protocol and technique for a particular clinical problem or body part under investigation # narrative outlining the expected classical imaging features, the less common findings occasionally encountered, and the differential diagnosis # schematic of the key imaging findings. CT images of the findings in a classical presentation, potential pitfalls with interpretation, and examples of more atypical findings # advice on formulating an acute report and answering what the clinicians need to know to help with management decisions Acute CT reporting is carried out by both radiologists and non-radiologists and this book is designed with all groups in mind. It will be an ideal handbook for clinicians worldwide who are involved in this area, and will be of great use to those studying for Royal College and Boards exams, as well as to trainee and practicing radiographers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is good at making simple explanations of complex radiology. This is a small book on emergency radiology ehich is easily readable. While it is aimed atthe on call junior radiologist for rapid reference, it covers its field very well without being too long and I would thoroughly recommendthat any trainee or consultant emergency physician should read it."

BMA Medical Book Awards 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853157424
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/4/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Saeed Mirsadraee MD PhD MRCS FRCR
Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK

Kshitij Mankad MBBS MRCP FRCR
Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK

Alan Chalmers MBChB MRCP FRCR
Consultant Radiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK

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Table of Contents


CT Techniques
Multidetector computed tomography
PACS (picture archiving and communication systems)
Contrast agents used in acute CT
Radiation issues


Cervical spine
Thoracic and lumbar spine injuries
Facial injuries
Renal Tract
Urinary bladder
Bowel and mesentery
What to look for on CT
Paediatric cervical spine injury
Non-accidental paediatric trauma
Central nervous system injury
Paediatric mesenteric and bowel injury
Hypoperfusion complex
Base of skull fracture
Diffuse axonal injury

Abdomen and Pelvis
Acute appendicitis
Acute cholecystitis
Acute pancreatitis
Acute diverticulitis
Acute colitis
Small bowel obstruction
Large bowel obstruction
Acute bowel ischaemia
Renal colic
Acute abdomen: gynecological causes
The postoperative abdomen

The acute paediatric abdomen
Deep neck infections in children

Cardiac and Vascular
Aortic dissection
Coronary artery evaluation
Pulmonary artery evaluation
Triple rule-out scan
Infected (mycotic) aneurysms
Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Gastrointestinal bleed
Limb angiography

Acute Neuroradiology
Subarachnoid haemorrhage
Subdural haematoma
Extradural haematoma
Ischaemic stroke
Cerebral venous thrombosis
Cerebral abscess
The post-surgical brain


Management of acute adverse reactions to iodinated contrast
Medications used to treat adverse reactions to contrast

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