Soft Tissue Roentgenography in Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer

Detection of Psammoma Bodies by Spot-Tangential Projection

  • Masayoshi Akisada
  • Yoshihide Fujimoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Masayoshi Akisada, Yoshihide Fujimoto
    Pages 1-9
  3. Masayoshi Akisada, Yoshihide Fujimoto
    Pages 10-30
  4. Masayoshi Akisada, Yoshihide Fujimoto
    Pages 31-38
  5. Masayoshi Akisada, Yoshihide Fujimoto
    Pages 39-47
  6. Masayoshi Akisada, Yoshihide Fujimoto
    Pages 49-53
  7. Masayoshi Akisada, Yoshihide Fujimoto
    Pages 54-63
  8. Masayoshi Akisada, Yoshihide Fujimoto
    Pages 65-127
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 128-133

About this book

Introduction

The practice of medicine changes continually, as science guides the physician to the accomplishment of his objective, the cure of the patient. Study of the history of medicine shows that often a remedy of a disease was discovered before the cause of the disease was known. Often the remedy was unnecessarily complicated, but when the cause of the trouble was discovered, the cure became simple and safe. It is with the better under­ standing of the true nature of thyroid disease that this book is concerned. Those who read it will be able to make their treatments of patients with diseases of the thyroid more simple and more safe. Dr. MASAYOSHI AKISADA and Dr. YOSHIHIDE FUJIMOTO have given to thyroidologists a new way of recognizing cancers of the thyroid. Taking advantage of the fact that many cancers of the thyroid contain minute areas of calcification known as psammoma bodies, they have developed a technique of roentgenographic examination of the thyroid that is sensitive enough to show these tiny opacities and to warn the internist and the surgeon that cancer is probably present. There is no question that this sensitive diagnostic test will prove to be of value comparable to that of mammography.

Keywords

cancer diagnosis diseases history of medicine mammography medicine patients practice of medicine soft tissue tissue treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Masayoshi Akisada
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yoshihide Fujimoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentMitsui Memorial HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1759-7
  • Copyright Information Igaku Shoin Ltd., 5-24-3 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5709-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1759-7
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