MDCT and MR Imaging of Acute Abdomen

New Technologies and Emerging Issues

  • Michael Patlas
  • Douglas S. Katz
  • Mariano Scaglione

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ania Z. Kielar, Cynthia B. Walsh, Matthew D. F. McInnes
    Pages 1-10
  3. Samad Shah, Faisal Khosa, Savvas Nicolaou
    Pages 11-21
  4. HeiShun Yu, David D. B. Bates, Dushyant V. Sahani
    Pages 23-41
  5. Marina C. Bernal Fernandez, Jorge A. Soto, Christina A. LeBedis
    Pages 43-76
  6. Dan Van Roekel, Stephan Anderson, Trevor Morrison
    Pages 77-97
  7. Daniel C. Oppenheimer, Constantine A. Raptis, Vincent M. Mellnick
    Pages 99-122
  8. Victoria Chernyak
    Pages 123-135
  9. Daniel Barkmeier, Suzanne Chong
    Pages 137-149
  10. Anna Maria Ierardi, Francesca Iacobellis, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Filippo Pesapane, Refky Nicola, Mariano Scaglione
    Pages 151-177
  11. Gabriele Masselli, Martina Derme, Gianfranco Gualdi
    Pages 179-192
  12. Joseph W. Owen, Christine O. Menias
    Pages 193-216
  13. Luigia Romano, Carlo Liguori, Ciro Acampora, Nicola Gagliardi, Antonio Pinto, Sonia Fulciniti et al.
    Pages 217-227
  14. Grazia Loretta Buquicchio, Margherita Trinci, Riccardo Ferrari, Stefania Ianniello, Michele Galluzzo, Vittorio Miele
    Pages 229-247

About this book


This superbly illustrated book describes a comprehensive and modern approach to the imaging of abdominal and pelvic emergencies of traumatic and non-traumatic origin. The aim is to equip the reader with a full understanding of the roles of advanced cross-sectional imaging modalities, including dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To this end, recent literature on the subject is reviewed, and current controversies in acute abdominal and pelvic imaging are discussed. Potential imaging and related pitfalls are highlighted and up-to-date information provided on differential diagnosis. The first two chapters explain an evidence-based approach to the evaluation of patients and present dose reduction strategies for multidetector CT imaging (MDCT).  The remaining chapters describe specific applications of MDCT, DECT, and MRI for the imaging of both common and less common acute abdominal and pelvic conditions, including disorders in the pediatric population and pregnant patients. The book will be of value to emergency and abdominal radiologists, general radiologists, emergency department physicians and related personnel, general and trauma surgeons, and trainees in all these specialties.


MDCT DECT MRI Volumetric Analysis Trauma Acute Abdomen CT Dose Acute Appendicitis Acute Hemorrhage Gynecologic Emergencies Pelvic Emergencies

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Patlas
    • 1
  • Douglas S. Katz
    • 2
  • Mariano Scaglione
    • 3
  1. 1.Hamilton General Hospital, Department of RadiologyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyWinthrop-University HospitalMineolaUSA
  3. 3.Department of ImagingPineta Grande Medical CenterCastel VolturnoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70777-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70778-5
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