Evidence-Based Imaging

Improving the Quality of Imaging in Patient Care

  • L. Santiago Medina
  • C. Craig Blackmore
  • Kimberly Applegate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Principles, Methodology, Economics, and Radiation Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. Santiago Medina, C. Craig Blackmore, Kimberly E. Applegate
      Pages 3-17
    3. C. Craig Blackmore, L. Santiago Medina, James G. Ravenel, Gerard A. Silvestri, Kimberly E. Applegate
      Pages 19-26
    4. Donald P. Frush, Kimberly E. Applegate
      Pages 27-41
  3. Oncologic Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Laurie L. Fajardo, Wendie A. Berg, Robert A. Smith
      Pages 61-88
    3. James G. Ravenel, Gerard A. Silvestri
      Pages 89-107
    4. James M. A. Slattery, Lucy E. Modahl, Michael E. Zalis
      Pages 109-126
    5. Soonmee Cha
      Pages 127-146
  4. Neuroimaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Kejal Kantarci, Clifford R. Jack
      Pages 167-182
    3. Katie D. Vo, Weili Lin, Jin-Moo Lee
      Pages 183-198
    4. Jaroslaw Krejza, Maciej Swiat, Maciej Tomaszewski, Elias R. Melhem
      Pages 199-215
    5. Karen A. Tong, Udochuckwu E. Oyoyo, Barbara A. Holshouser, Stephen Ashwal, L. Santiago Medina
      Pages 217-243
    6. Byron Bernal, Nolan Altman
      Pages 245-259
    7. L. Santiago Medina, Elza Vasconcellos
      Pages 261-275

About this book


Evidence-Based Imaging: Quality Imaging in Patient Care, Revised Edition presents the radiologist and clinician with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging performed in medicine. Edited by Drs. L. Santiago Medina, C. Craig Blackmore, and Kimberly E. Applegate, 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. This Revised Edition adds ten new chapters to the material from the original, hardcover edition, covering radiation risk in medical imaging, the economic and regulatory impact of evidence-based imaging in the new healthcare reform environment in the United States, and new topics on common disorders. 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.

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Santiago Medina
    • 1
  • C. Craig Blackmore
    • 2
  • Kimberly Applegate
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of RadiologyMiami Children's HospitalMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Harborview Medical Center, Department of RadiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3., Department of RadiologyEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7777-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7776-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7777-9
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