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Imaging in Geriatrics

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  • Written by experts in the field
  • Presents imaging of specific findings in geriatric patients
  • Describes how to recognize pathology from para-physiological findings in geriatrics

Part of the book series: Practical Issues in Geriatrics (PIG)

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This book addresses in a structured and multidisciplinary way the medical issues related to aging, paying particular attention to the role of diagnostic imaging in the field of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological, urogenital and gastrointestinal diseases.

The progressive increase of the average age of the population, of life expectancy and the improvement of the quality of life are common phenomena in many countries of the World.

Over the years, the management of older persons seems to have had an increasing impact both on the socio-economic and on the medical-health level. Medicine, in all its branches, has in fact focused more and more on the health conditions of the elderly patient and its protection and, in this context, due to the increasing progress in the field of technology and imaging methods, the radiologist occupies a front-line position.

Unlike the young or middle-aged patients, the elderly need special care and attention, especiallybecause of the involutive-degenerative senile processes they have to face, which must be taken into account to avoid incurring into misdiagnosis.

Radiology, in fact, aims more and more at developing imaging techniques that are on the one hand satisfactory and comprehensive, but at the same time that do not represent any risk and/or obstacle for the elderly patient.

The aim of this book is to provide the radiologist, and not only, with an adequate and complete geriatric preparation, thus to improve the diagnostic-therapeutic management of those patients who, to date, constitute the most conspicuous part of the medical-health users.

 

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

    Giuseppe Guglielmi

  • Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Mario Maas

About the editors

Giuseppe Guglielmi is a Full Professor of Radiology at the University of Foggia. He served at the Radiological Society North America Editorial Fellow in 2003 and has authored more than 400 scientific articles, 162 scientific abstracts, 12 books and 112 book chapters. His areas of interest are metabolic bone diseases, forensic radiology and medical writing. Past Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Radiology/Case Reports, Editor in Chief of EURORAD musculoskeletal section and member of the Editorial Board of several Journals. Past President of the European Society of Skeletal Radiology (ESSR) in 2016 and Chairman of the ESSR annual meeting in Bari in 2017. Dr Guglielmi has been a member of the International Skeletal Society since 1999.

Mario Maas is a Full  Professor of Radiology, in particular musculoskeletal radiology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers. He started his career at the AMC Amsterdam in 1995. His focus of research includes joint and tendon disorders, muscle pathology, sports Imaging, bone marrow MRI and bone marrow evaluation in lysosomal storage disorders. He is director of Amsterdam Movement Sciences, one of the 8 research institutes within Amsterdam UMC. He is the (co)author of over 350 peer reviewed papers and more than 15 book chapters.

He is co-founder of ACES, Academic Center for evidence based Sports medicine, an athlete centered institute in which tailored clinical care is combined with front running research on sports specific Imaging, as well as founder of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Quantification Center (MIQC) of the Radiology department of the AM. The center explores the development of musculoskeletal imaging biomarkers and its translation in clinical practice.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Imaging in Geriatrics

  • Editors: Giuseppe Guglielmi, Mario Maas

  • Series Title: Practical Issues in Geriatrics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14877-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14876-7Published: 02 March 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14879-8Published: 02 March 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-14877-4Published: 01 March 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2509-6060

  • Series E-ISSN: 2509-6079

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 456

  • Number of Illustrations: 137 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Imaging / Radiology, Geriatrics/Gerontology, Internal Medicine

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