Radiology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care / Edition 2

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The advent of small, affordable ultrasound machines and the widespread use of PACS system have made imaging more accessible to anaesthetists and intensivists than ever before.

Highly illustrated and practical, Radiology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Second Edition covers the key aspects of all imaging modalities, giving clear guidance for the non-radiologist to the use of imaging in the intensive care setting and for a wide range of clinical applications in anaesthesia.

New in this edition:

Introductory chapters on radiology knowledge relevant to the FRCA exams and the Pre-Operative Assessment

Greatly expanded coverage of ultrasound in vascular access, regional anaesthesia and on intensive care units

New section on echocardiography

Numerous practical case illustrations

New section on interventional procedures

Concise practical introductory sections on the principles of image formation for each modality

Highly illustrated with over 400 completely new scans and illustrations

Written by a multidisciplinary team of consultant radiologists and anaesthetists, and organized by both body system and imaging modality, radiology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Second Edition, is an invaluable aid for all anaesthetists and intensivists.

The First Edition of Radiology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care was Highly Commended in the 2004 BMA Medical Book Awards.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'… it provides examination candidates with an excellent system for interpreting radiological investigations, uses clinical examples to test core knowledge, and discusses the implications of providing an anaesthetic service in radiological departments.' British Journal of Anaesthesia

'Major advantages of this book are the digressions on providing anaesthesia in the digressions on providing anaesthesia in the setting of interventional radiology/magnetic resonance imaging and the detailed review on ultrasound techniques, particularly those associated with interventional procedures. In this respect, although the text appears to cater primarily for students and postgraduate trainees, practising clinicians not already familiar with these techniques may find these sections particularly useful. … a useful addition to a departmental library.' Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This manual describes the reading of radiographic studies in the critical care setting. A case-based format is used with control images. The material is organized to prepare the reader for the radiologic component of examination for designation as fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA).
Purpose: Common pathology encountered in hospital anesthetic and critical care practice is described including core radiological requirements for the FRCA examination.
Audience: Senior trainees, teachers, and practitioners may benefit from this work. Editors and authors come from programs in the U.K. and Canada.
Features: Seven chapters and an index are included in approximately 300 pages of this softbound work. After a description of the FRCA examination, the reader is given an overview on reading plain radiographs including the chest and abdomen, along with other evaluations including CT scans of the torso and head. Separate chapters are used to describe MRI technique and ultrasonography. Content is organized around a presentation of common findings and utilization of each study. Each chapter then presents cases discussing not only radiologic findings but also related aspects of clinical management. An abundance of radiographic reproductions are used. For the most part, these are of excellent quality. Surprisingly, detail in some of the plain radiographs is not as good as CT scans and MRI. Only a limited reference list is provided at the beginning of the book. A table of contents describes chapters, subheadings and authorship while a detailed index of approximately 10 pages concludes.
Assessment: This is an excellent introduction to common imaging modalities used in the management of seriously ill patients. Obviously, not all problems are discussed, but trauma and principles surrounding the utilization of each technique are nicely summarized and a case-based presentation format enhances recollection of material. Additional references would be beneficial.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521735636
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Hopkins is a Consultant Radiologist in the Department of Radiology, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, UK.

Carol Peden is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the Royal United Hopsital, Bath, UK.

Sanjay Gandhi is a Consultant Radiologist at the Frenchay Hospital, Bristol and Honorary Senior Lecuturer at the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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Table of Contents

About the FRCA examination

The Primary examination

The Final examination

Competency-based training and assessment

The pre-operative assessment

Looking at X-ray films as part of the pre-operative assessment

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Royal College of Radiologists

Task Force on Preanaesthetic Evaluation of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists

1 Imaging the chest 1

2 Imaging the abdomen 59

3 Trauma radiology 96

4 The cervical spine 129

5 CT head 172

6 Anaesthesia in the radiology department. MRI and interventional radiology 209

7 Ultrasound 250

Index 305

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