Imaging of the Chest, 2-Volume Set: Expert Radiology Series

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A world renowned group of experts brings you an exhaustive full-color two-volume reference to help you effectively select and interpret the best imaging studies for the challenges you face in diagnosing diseases of the chest. They cover every aspect of chest radiology, including the latest diagnostic modalities and interventional techniques. Examples of cutting-edge modalities such as multislice CT, breath-hold MR, and PET-CT are balanced with conventional radiographic images, enabling you to compare and contrast findings from all imaging modalities. More than 3,100 digital-quality illustrations (with 650 in full color) offer exceptional detail and clarity, and user-friendly features including key points boxes and classic signs put today’s best practices at your fingertips.

• Offers advice from a diverse group of experts from around the globe, providing you with a wide range of options and perspectives to help you overcome difficult challenges.
• Presents radiographic images as well as multislice CT, high-resolution CT, and when appropriate, MR, PT, CT-PET, ultrasonography, and pathologic findings so you can easily compare results.
• Incorporates characteristic clinical manifestations of the various entities to facilitate differential diagnosis and to help you fully understand the patterns and distribution of abnormalities.
• Structures every chapter consistently to include pathophysiology, imaging techniques, imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and treatment options so you can make the best informed decisions.
• Provides boxes highlighting “what the referring physician needs to know”, to assist you with report writing, as well as suggestions for treatment and future imaging studies.
• Uses more than 3,100 superior, large digital-quality images (650 in full color) depicting all of the chest imaging findings you’re likely to see, and helping you distinguish between conditions with similar presentations.
• Includes color artwork that lets you easily find critical anatomic views of diseases and injuries.
• Features a full-color design throughout, color-coded tables, classic signs boxes, and bulleted lists that highlight key concepts and get you to the information you need quickly.

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"Altogether, Imaging of the Chest explores all aspects of modern thoracic imaging and therefore is a welcomed addition to the library of every radiologist dealing with chest diseases." - Halpern BS. Book review. Eur J Radio (2009), doi:10.1016/j.ejrad.2009.04.006
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416040484
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Expert Radiology Series
  • Pages: 1608
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 4.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Normal Chest Radiograph
Chapter 2: Normal Computed Tomography of the Chest
Chapter 3: Ultrastructure of the Pulmonary Parenchyma


Chapter 4: Consolidation
Chapter 5: Atelectasis
Chapter 6: Nodules and Masses
Chapter 7: Interstitial Patterns
Chapter 8: Decreased Lung Density


Chapter 9: Airway and Parenchymal Anomalies
Chapter 10: Congenital Malformations of the Pulmonary Vessels in the Adult


Chapter 11: Community Acquired Pneumonia
Chapter 12: Bacterial Pneumonia
Chapter 13: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Chapter 14: Nontuberculous (Atypical) Mycobacterial Infection
Chapter 15: Fungal Infections
Chapter 16: Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
Chapter 17: Chlamydia
Chapter 18: Viruses
Chapter 19: Parasites


Chapter 20: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Chapter 21: Immunocompromised Host (Non-AIDS)


Chapter 22: Lung Cancer: Overview and Classification
Chapter 23: Lung Cancer Screening
Chapter 24: Lung Cancer: Radiologic Manifestations and Diagnosis
Chapter 25: Pulmonary Carcinoma: Staging
Chapter 26: Carcinoid Tumors, Pulmonary Tumorlets and Neuroendocrine Hyperplasia
Chapter 27: Neoplasms of Tracheobronchial Glands
Chapter 28: Pulmonary Hamartoma
Chapter 29: Inflammatory Psuedotumor
Chapter 30: Pulmonary Metastases


Chapter 31: Pulmonary Lymphoid Hyperplasia and Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia (Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonia)
Chapter 32: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Chapter 33: Hodgkin Disease


Chapter 34: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Chapter 35: Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia
Chapter 36: Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia)
Chapter 37: Acute Interstitial Pneumonia
Chapter 38: Sarcoidosis
Chapter 39: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Chapter 40: Pulmonary Langerhans cell Histiocytosis
Chapter 41: Smoking-related interstitial lung disease
Chapter 42: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis


Chapter 43: Rheumatoid arthritis
Chapter 44: Systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma)
Chapter 45: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Chapter 46: Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis
Chapter 47: Sjögren syndrome
Chapter 48: Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
Chapter 49: Relapsing Polychondritis


Chapter 50: Wegener Granulomatosis
Chapter 51: Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Chapter 52: Goodpasture Syndrome (Antibasement Membrane Antibody Disease)
Chapter 53: Microscopic Polyangiitis
Chapter 54: Behçet’s Disease
Chapter 55: Takayasu Arteritis


Chapter 56: Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Loeffler syndrome)
Chapter 57: Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Chapter 58: Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia and Hypereosinophilic Syndrome


Chapter 59: Metabolic and Storage Lung Diseases


Chapter 60: Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism
Chapter 61: Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism
Chapter 62: Nonthrombotic Pulmonary Embolism
Chapter 63: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Chapter 64: Permeability Pulmonary Edema
Chapter 65: Hydrostatic Pulmonary Edema


Chapter 66: Tracheal Abnormalities: Tracheal stenosis
Chapter 67: Tracheal Abnormalities: Tracheal Neoplasms
Chapter 68: Tracheal Abnormalities: Tracheomalacia
Chapter 69: Tracheal Abnormalities: Relapsing Polychondritis
Chapter 70: Tracheal Abnormalities: Tracheomegaly
Chapter 71: Tracheal Abnormalities: Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica
Chapter 72: Bronchial Abnormalities
Chapter 73: Specific Causes of Bronchiectasis
Chapter 74: Asthma
Chapter 75: Bronchiolitis
Chapter 76: Emphysema


Chapter 77: Silicosis and Coalworker’s Pneumoconiosis
Chapter 78: Asbestos-Related Disease
Chapter 79: Uncommon Pneumoconioses
Chapter 80: Aspiration


Chapter 81: Drug Induced Lung Disease
Chapter 82: Radiation Induced Lung Disease
Chapter 83: Blunt Thoracic Trauma
Chapter 84: Post-Operative Complications
Chapter 85: Chest Radiography in the Intensive Care Unit


Chapter 86: Pneumothorax
Chapter 87: Pleural Effusion
Chapter 88: Benign Pleural Thickening
Chapter 89: Pleural Neoplasms


Chapter 90: Pneumomediastinum
Chapter 91: Mediastinitis
Chapter 92: Anterior Mediastinal Masses
Chapter 93: Middle and Posterior Mediastinal Masses
Chapter 94: Paravertebral Masses


Chapter 95: Diaphragm
Chapter 96: Chest Wall

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    Comprehensive account of thoracic imaging.

    This two-volume, multi-authored work provides a brief yet comprehensive account of thoracic imaging. The first author (NLM) is regarded by many as one of the most influential people in the radiology field. Most of the contributors are well-known experts in their fields, and, despite the number and varied geographical origin of them, the text is well-written, consistently structured, and incorporates relevant clinical and pathological data. Subjects are presented in a coherent manner, and the book includes cutting-edge technology and addresses hot topics in pulmonary imaging (with one chapter, superbly written, devoted to lung cancer screening). The images usually are of high-quality and representative, and the references are abundant, pertinent and updated (there¿s also a ¿Suggested Readings¿ section, containing key review articles). The ¿Key Points¿ and ¿What the Referring Physician Needs to Know¿ bulleted boxes are especially convenient for quick review of essential information. There are, of course, unavoidable minor flaws, such as the explanation on Hounsfield units (imprecise, as usual in clinically-oriented radiology textbooks), and the schematic drawing of pulmonary segmentation on page 15 (on 1-17B, right and left lungs are switched in position and in segmentation), among others. The suggestion to employ gadolinium-based contrast media in pulmonary CTA for PE in patients with relative or absolute contraindications to iodinated CM is particularly disturbing, since the chapter authors (MRJ, JR) don¿t go further on the nature of contraindications to ICM that are amenable to this exchange (allergoid, which are, or chemotoxic/osmotoxic, which aren¿t, since Gd-CM have a higher osmotic load than ICM on an attenuation- equivalent basis and are known to engender NSF), and the only reference they provide ¿ not one of their articles on the subject ¿ primarily concerns another matter. I also noticed the lack of some topics, previously published by the authors, like pulmonary parenchymal disease related to ankylosing spondylitis, and diffuse pulmonary ossification (dendriform ossification, not included in the index, is addressed in the IPF chapter), but these are rare entities, anyway. I wish they had mentioned the expected upcoming modifications on (1) the TNM staging system for lung cancer and (2) the ATS/ERS IIP consensus, but I acknowledge it is only my eagerness. Overall, I think the book fulfills the goal of providing a ¿state-of-the-art overview of chest imaging¿, as the main authors assert in the preface, being an invaluable, concise reference for chest physicians, radiology residents, general radiologists, and thoracic radiologists as well. In my opinion, it surpasses other similar books on the subject, is reasonably priced, and should be on the libraries of every imaging practice.

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