Evidence-Based Imaging: Improving the Quality of Imaging in Patient Care

Evidence-Based Imaging: Improving the Quality of Imaging in Patient Care

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Edited by L. Santiago Medina, Edited by C. Craig Blackmore, Edited by Kimberly E. Applegate

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 593 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 260mm x 41mm | 1,410g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1441977767
  • ISBN 13: 9781441977762
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised
  • Illustrations note: 244 black & white illustrations, 20 colour illustrations, 180 black & white tables, biography
  • Sales rank: 801,143

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"Evidence-Based Imaging" is a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and merit defining the appropriate use of medical imaging in both adult and pediatric patients. Chapters are divided into major areas of medical imaging and cover the most prevalent diseases in developed countries, including the four major causes of mortality and morbidity: injury, coronary artery disease, cancer, and cerebrovascular disease. This book gives the reader a clinically-relevant overview of evidence-based imaging, with topics including epidemiology, patient selection, imaging strategies, test performance, cost-effectiveness, radiation safety and applicability. Each chapter is framed around important and provocative clinical questions relevant to the daily physician's practice. Key points and summarized answers are highlighted so the busy clinician can quickly understand the most important evidence-based imaging data. A wealth of illustrations and summary tables reinforces the key evidence. This revised, softcover edition adds ten new chapters to the material from the original, hardcover edition, covering radiation risk in medical imaging, the economic and regulatory impact of evidence-based imaging in the new healthcare reform environment in the United States, and new topics on common disorders. By offering a clear understanding of the science behind the evidence, "Evidence-Based Imaging" fills a void for radiologists, family practitioners, pediatricians, surgeons, residents, and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to implement an evidence-based approach to optimize quality in patient care.

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Author information

Dr. Santiago Medina joined Miami Children's Hospital as a neuroradiologist and pediatric radiologist in 1999 . He received his medical degree from the Institute of Health Sciences, CES University in Colombia and a master's degree in public health and health care management from Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts. Dr. Medina's medical training includes a medical and surgical internship in Medellin General Hospital, Colombia, and a radiology residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Washington University Medical Center in Missouri, as well as a pediatric radiology fellowship and a neuroradiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and affiliated Harvard Medical School Hospitals in Massachusetts. Dr. Santiago Medina is co-founder and director of MCH's Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (HOPE) Center and co-director of the Division of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology. He is a member of several professional committees and gives multiple lectures on evidence-based medicine and central nervous system imaging . Dr. Santiago Medina has published numerous articles in national and international peer review journals . He is bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

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From the reviews: "The format for the chapters is concise, consistent, commendable, and user-friendly. ... This book has a wide reading audience ranging from radiologists, clinicians, and radiation therapists to the trainees in each discipline. ... this book should also be read and used by third-party payers and individuals who are responsible for allocating imaging resources from the state to national levels ... . This is a must-have book for individual libraries, and copies should also be available to all individuals dealing with health care issues." (Aurelio Matamoros, Jr., The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 53 (4), April, 2012)

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Evidence-Based Imaging: Quality Imaging in Patient Care, Revised Edition presents the radiologist and clinician with a user-friendly guide to the evidence-based science and the merit behind the diagnostic imaging performed in medicine. Edited by Drs. L. Santiago Medina, C. Craig Blackmore, and Kimberly E. Applegate, this ideal reference gathers contributions by internationally-renowned specialists in the field. The book provides a systematic framework for understanding the best imaging choices for patient care. Chapters highlight key points that support the clinical applications, allowing fast access to pertinent information. Topics include patient selection, imaging strategies, test performance, cost-effectiveness, and applicability. This Revised Edition adds ten new chapters to the material from the original, hardcover edition, covering radiation risk in medical imaging, the economic and regulatory impact of evidence-based imaging in the new healthcare reform environment in the United States, and new topics on common disorders. By offering a clear understanding of the science behind the evidence, the book fills a void for radiologists, clinicians, residents, and others with an interest in medical imaging and a desire to implement an evidence-based approach.

Table of contents

Part I: Principles, Methodology, Economics, and Radiation Risk.- Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging.- Critically Assessing the Literature: Understanding Error and Bias.- Radiation Risk from Medical Imaging: A Special Need to Focus on Children.- The Economic and Regulatory Impact of Evidence-Based Medicine on Radiology.- Part II: Oncologic Imaging.- Breast Imaging.- Imaging of Lung Cancer.- Imaging-Based Screening for Colorectal Cancer.- Imaging of Brain Cancer.- Imaging in the Evaluation of Patients with Prostate Cancer.- Part III: Neuroimaging.- Neuroimaging in Alzheimer Disease.- Neuroimaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke.- Neuroimaging for Traumatic Brain Injury.- Neuroimaging of Seizures.- Adults and Children with Headaches: Evidence-Based Role of Neuroimaging.- Imaging Evaluation of Sinusitis: Impact on Health Outcome.- Part IV: Musculoskeletal Imaging.- Imaging of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis in Children and Adults.- Imaging for Knee and Shoulder Problems.- Pediatric Fractures of the Ankle.- .- Imaging of Adults with Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting.- Imaging of the Spine in Victims of Trauma.- Imaging of Spine Disorders in Children: Dysraphism and Scoliosis.- Part V: Cardiovascular and Chest Imaging.- Imaging of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.- Cardiac Evaluation: The Current Status of Outcomes-Based Imaging.- Imaging in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism.- Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Disease.- Imaging of the Cervical Carotid Artery for Atherosclerotic Stenosis.- Blunt Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen.- Part VI: Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging.- Imaging of Appendicitis in Adult and Pediatric Patients.- Imaging in Non-Appendiceal Acute Abdominal Pain.- Intussusception in Children: Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment.- Imaging of Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis (IHPS).- Imaging of Biliary Disorders: Cholecystitis, Bile Duct Obstruction, Stones, and Stricture.- Hepatic Disorders: Colorectal Cancer Metastases, Cirrhosis, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Imaging of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children.- Imaging of Nephrolithiasis and Its Complications in Adults and Children.- Urinary Tract Infection in Infants and Children.- Current Issues in Gynecology: Screening for Ovarian Cancer in the Average Risk Population and Diagnostic Evaluation of Postmenopausal Bleeding.- Imaging of Female Children and Adolescents with Abdominopelvic Pain Caused by Gynecological Pathologies.- Imaging of Boys with an Acute Scrotum: Differentiation of Testicular Torsion from Other Causes.- Index.-