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About this book
Evidence-Based Imaging: Optimizing Imaging for Patient Care presents the radiologist and clinician with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging studies performed in medicine. Edited by Drs. L. Santiago Medina and C. Craig Blackmore, this ideal reference gathers contributions by internationally renowned specialists in the field. The book provides a systematic framework for understanding the best imaging choices for patient care. Chapters highlight key points that support the clinical applications, allowing fast access to pertinent information. Topics include patient selection, imaging strategies, test performance, cost-effectiveness, and applicability. Nine major areas of medical imaging are covered: Oncology, Neuroimaging, Abdomen, Thorax, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Pediatrics, Trauma, and Women's Imaging. Emphasis is placed on common diseases. A wealth of illustrations and summary tables reinforces key evidence.
By offering a clear understanding of the science behind the evidence, the book fills a void for radiologists, clinicians, residents, and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to implement an evidence-based approach.