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Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography of the Body

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Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography of the Body
By Mathias Prokop, Michael Galanski, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop

  • Hardcover: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme; 1 edition (December 18, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9783131164810
  • ISBN-13: 978-3131164810
  • ASIN: 3131164816
  • Whole body computed tomography has developed at a rapid pace in the past
    decade, spurred on by the introduction of spiral and multislice scanning. These
    new technologies have not only improved diagnostic accuracy, but also made new
    applications possible that were previously accessible only through more complex
    or invasive techniques.

    This new book expertly fills a gap in the literature by
    combining the practically relevant technical background with the clinical
    information required for correctly performing and interpreting CT examinations.
    The book presents the state-of-the-art capabilities and requirements of CT as a
    key diagnostic and interventional tool, with special emphasis on the role of
    spiral and multi-slice CT.

    You will find a thorough introduction to CT
    technology from scanner design to 3D image reconstruction, useful practical
    hints on how to optimize your examination protocols and how to keep the
    radiation exposure of your patients to a minimum, as well as an extensive
    clinical section in which symptoms, pathology and CT morphology are integrated
    to provide you with the basis for subtle interpretation of CT findings using the
    most modern CT techniques.

    Highlights include:

    • Full coverage of single-slice, 4-slice and 16-slice
      scanning techniques
    • Introduction to extended CT applications including
      cardiac CT,CT fluoroscopy,and 3D image processing
    • Organ-specific protocols for scanning and contrast
    • Practical guidelines for maximizing image quality
      and minimizing radiation exposure
    • Useful suggestions for image interpretation and for
      avoiding pitfalls and errors
    • Convenient format by organ system and disease
    • Full discussion of organ-specific pathology and CT
    • CT indications integrated with other imaging modalities

    At a time when CT examinations are becoming more
    technically demanding and complex, with an increasing number of scan parameters
    and advances in 3D reconstructions, this book is an essential professional tool.
    Experienced practitioners will find their diagnostic and technical skills
    improved by reading the book, and beginners will enjoy the clear, systematic
    approach that will help them use the technique with confidence.

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