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Radiologic investigations can be confusing to clinicians and radiologists alike. Questions invariably arise as to which type of imaging study best answers the clinical question posed. Once a modality is determined, decisions must be made regarding the technical manner in which the study is performed and if intravenous contrast is required. Patient factors, risks, benefits, and other variables must also be considered. This pocket guide is written for anyone who needs to understand enough about radiology to know which study to order in a patient workup. The book addresses imaging studies by modality, body region, and type of study in bulleted outline format for easy reference. General considerations for each modality - including advantages and disadvantages - are presented, followed by patient preparation and requirements for each type of examination. The author explains how specific studies are performed and what information can be obtained, study indications, contraindications, and limitations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521715232
ISBN-10: 0521715237
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Pages: 438
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tara Marie Catanzano

Educated at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr Catanzano learned the value of appropriate medical indications for imaging. During her internship, residency, and fellowship in diagnostic radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, she performed a variety of research projects and was awarded the title of Fellow of the Year as well as the RSNA Resident/Fellow Research Award. Dr Catanzano is currently Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Chief of Cardiac Imaging at Yale University School of Medicine.