Fundamentals of Virtual Colonoscopy

  • Abraham H. Dachman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David J. Vining
    Pages 1-3
  3. Seth N. Glick
    Pages 4-13
  4. Judy Yee, Elizabeth McFarland
    Pages 14-23
  5. Michael Macari, Abraham H. Dachman
    Pages 24-46
  6. Michael Zalis
    Pages 47-52
  7. Christopher F. Beaulieu, David S. Paik, Sandy Napel, R. Brooke Jeffrey Jr.
    Pages 53-64
  8. Thomas C. Lauenstein, Jörg F. Debatin
    Pages 65-78
  9. Ronald M. Summers, Hiroyuki Yoshida
    Pages 79-89
  10. James A. Brink
    Pages 90-98
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 99-112

About this book

Introduction

Virtual colonoscopy is a rapidly developing technique that can be performed in an outpatient setting without sedation. It promises to be safer and less intrusive than conventional diagnostic tests for colon cancer and is attractive to patients. Despite the attention that virtual colonoscopy has received among medical professionals, many lack an understanding of the basics of this cutting-edge procedure. Renowned radiologist Abraham Dachman, MD, and a distinguished group of international contributors have prepared a fundamentals book that fills this void. This practical handbook fully explains the essentials of this state-of-the-art technique to radiologists, gastroenterologists, radiology residents, and technologists. Key topics include:

*The inside story

*Background and significance

*Accuracy

*Performance and interpretation techniques

*Patient preparation

*Advanced 3D display methods

*MR colonography

*Future directions

*Radiation dose

Major concepts are reinforced by clear, true-to-life illustrations. Readers will find that the practical design and current content of this guide make it an essential introduction to CT colonography.

Keywords

CT cancer colon computed tomography (CT) gastroenterology radiation radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Abraham H. Dachman
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138780
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-21912-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27227-6
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