Clinician's Guide to Diagnostic Imaging

  • William R. Reinus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stephen E. Ling, Pallav N. Shah
    Pages 1-23
  3. Pallav N. Shah
    Pages 25-49
  4. Robert M. Steiner, Chandra A. Dass, Scott A. Simpson
    Pages 51-81
  5. Robert Bronstein, Dillenia Reyes, Theresa Kaufman
    Pages 83-95
  6. Surabhi Bajpai, Dushyant Sahani
    Pages 97-118
  7. Stephen E. Ling
    Pages 119-162
  8. Vineet Chib
    Pages 163-174
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-180

About this book

Introduction

This book is a concise guide to ordering radiology tests for diagnosis and treatment and provides best practice guidelines for patients whose management depends on a clinical question that is best approached through imaging. Organized primarily by organ system, it outlines considerations in selecting the most efficacious imaging studies based on the clinical history, laboratory values, and physical findings to arrive cost-effectively at a correct diagnosis. It also explores the current limitations of each imaging modality and presents evidence-based information to insure that patient safety considerations are observed when ordering potentially dangerous examinations.  Clinician’s Guide to Diagnostic Imaging is a valuable resource for all physicians who regularly order imaging studies, including primary care physicians, family practitioners, internists, and surgeons alike.  Further, this volume serves as an invaluable reference for medical students who are exposed to medical imaging for their first time or who are rotating through a radiology elective in medical school.

Keywords

CT MRI PET/CT cost diagnostic imaging studies ordering imaging studies primary care physicians radiation safety ultrasound x-ray

Editors and affiliations

  • William R. Reinus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8769-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8768-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8769-2
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