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

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

Contributors; Introduction; About the FRCA examination; The pre-operative assessment; 1. Imaging the chest; 2. Imaging the abdomen; 3. Trauma radiology; 4. The cervical spine; 5. CT head; 6. Anaesthesia in the radiology department. MRI and interventional radiology; 7. Ultrasound; Index.

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