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Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis 2023-2026

Diagnostic Imaging

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This open access book deals with imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, an area that has seen considerable advances over the past several years, driven by clinical as well as technological developments. The respective chapters, written by internationally respected experts in their fields, focus on imaging diagnosis and interventional therapies in abdominal and pelvic disease; they cover all relevant imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasound, and positron emission tomography. As such, the book offers a comprehensive review of the state of the art in imaging of the abdomen and pelvis. 

IDKD books are extensively re-written every four years. As a result, they offer a comprehensive review of the state of the art in imaging. The book is clearly structured with learning objectives, abstracts, subheadings, tables and take-home points, supported by design elements to help readers easily navigate through the text. As an IDKD book, it isparticularly valuable for general radiologists, radiology residents, and interventional radiologists who want to update their diagnostic knowledge, and for clinicians interested in imaging as it relates to their speciality. 

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Prof. Emeritus of Radiology, University of Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Juerg Hodler

  • Department of Radiology, Kantonsspital Baden, Baden, Switzerland

    Rahel A. Kubik-Huch

  • Department of Radiology, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland

    Justus E. Roos

  • Prof. and Dir. Emeritus Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Gustav K. von Schulthess

About the editors

Juerg Hodler has held the positions of Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland from 2010 to 2022. He has also served as the Chief Medical Officer of the University Hospital in Zurich from 2011 to 2022. He has published 268 original papers, 64 other publications including review articles, 28 book chapters and four books. Mostly in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, with an emphasis on joint imaging and the spine. He has served as a co-editor of the journal of Skeletal Radiology for nearly a decade. He has been actively involved in a number of committees of scientific societies, including the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the International Skeletal Society (ISS) the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Swiss Society of Radiology (SGR-SSR). He currently serves as the President of the ISS. He has been the President of the Swiss Board’s Examination in Radiology for 11 years and currently is a Co-Director of a CAS Course in Medical Leadership at University of Zurich. He has served as a Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course in Davos since 2005. 

Rahel A. Kubik-Huch is Director of the Institute of Radiology and the Department of Medical Services and a member of the executive board at the Kantonsspital Baden in Switzerland. She has a strong interest in female imaging with expertise in all imaging modalities and imaging-guided minimal invasive breast interventions. She was a longstanding Deputy Editor of European Radiology and a past President and Honorary Member of the executive board of the Swiss Society of Radiology. She is a course Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course Davos (IDKD), Course Advisor of the Breast Imaging Satellite Course of the IDKD and a former organizer of the Advanced Breast and Pelvis Imaging Course of the ESMRMB where she has remained a member of the faculty. She has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to several book chapters and has been an invited speaker in her area of expertise at a number of national and international symposia and meetings. 

Justus Roos is the Director of the Department of Radiology at the Kantonsspital Luzern (LUKS) in Lucerne in Switzerland since 2015. Before assuming this position he held professorships at both Stanford and Duke Universities, with a current scientific association with University of Zurich. Dr. Roos is involved in students teaching associated with the Medical Master program in Lucerne which also includes innovative teaching methods such as a simulation program for liver biopsy. His research activities have consistently concentrated on chest and cardiovascular imaging. CT was the most important imaging method during his scientific career. However, he has also published in MR imaging and used advanced methods such as Xenon-ventilation MR and artificial intelligence. He is an experienced user of teleradiology, serving several regional hospitals in Switzerland. He has been a teacher at IDKD for several years, using innovative teaching methods with great success. Since 2022 he is a Director at IDKD and responsible for the new online version of IDKD, as well as for the chest and cardiovascular courses in Davos as well as abroad. 

Gustav K. von Schulthess is internationally known as a pioneer of hybrid imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MR), leader and visionary. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in Physics in 1980 and is doubly board certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, with residence and fellowship trainings in Zurich, St. Gallen and San Francisco. He was the President of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology and an Honorary Member since 1996. He served as President of the Swiss Society of Nuclear Medicine from 1996 to 1999 and 2012 to 2014. He received an honorary degree in Medicine from the University of Copenhagen in 2007 and became Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America in 2008. He was the Director of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), Switzerland from 1991 until 2014, Chief Medical Officer of USZ from 2005 to 2007 and Department Chair of Medical Radiology from 2011 to 2014. He stepped down from his duties in 2014 and is currently an advisor to Nuclear Medicine at USZ to GE Healthcare and advisor and co-owner of Swiss Nuclides GmbH. Last but not least, he has been one of the Directors of the International Diagnostic Course in Davos (IDKD), Switzerland since 1995, where he helped bring IDKD to Asia and South America. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis 2023-2026

  • Book Subtitle: Diagnostic Imaging

  • Editors: Juerg Hodler, Rahel A. Kubik-Huch, Justus E. Roos, Gustav K. von Schulthess

  • Series Title: IDKD Springer Series

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-27354-4Published: 17 March 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-27355-1Published: 16 March 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2523-7829

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-7837

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 289

  • Number of Illustrations: 138 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Imaging / Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Gastroenterology, Surgery

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