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How to Think Like a Radiologist
Ordering Imaging Studies

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  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521715232

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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. Dr. Catanzano explains how specific studies are performed and what information can be obtained, study indications, contraindications, and limitations. The book also includes an appendix of tables.

    • Addresses imaging studies by modality, body region, and type of study
    • Guides clinicians in ordering the right studies in patient workups
    • Covers patient selection and preparation, study selection, contraindications, and limitations
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    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521715232
    • length: 438 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 137 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 69 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Radiation and contrast concerns
    2. Chest imaging
    3. Musculoskeletal imaging
    4. Genitourinary imaging
    5. Gastrointestinal imaging
    6. CT imaging
    7. Body MR imaging
    8. Neuroradiology
    9. Cardiac imaging
    10. Ultrasound
    11. Nuclear medicine
    12. Angiography
    13. Pediatric radiography
    14. Pediatric fluoroscopy
    15. Pediatric CT imaging
    16. Pediatric MR imaging.

  • Author

    Tara Marie Catanzano, Yale University, Connecticut
    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.

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