Emergencies in Clinical Radiology

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Richard Graham, Ferdia Gallagher
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Medical - 394 pages
This essential handbook provides indispensable guidance for all those seeking or reporting investigations in radiology which arises in an emergency setting. It summarises the major problems faced on-call and provides advice on the most suitable radiological tests to request as well as suggesting an appropriate timescale for imaging. From a radiologist's perspective, it lists in concise format the protocol for each test and outlines the expected findings.
Emergency radiology is a crucial component of emergency care as a whole. It is rare for a patient to undergo emergency surgery or treatment without prior imaging. Radiology is the new gate-keeper in clinical practice with an emergency CT scan of the head being performed in most UK hospitals every day. Radiology can confirm a diagnosis, sending a patient down a pathway of established therapy; confirm normality, leading to patient discharge; detect an unsuspected abnormality, suggesting an alternative action altogether; or be non-contributory. This concise, portable handbook supports emergency-setting radiology and helps the reader in this vital field.
 

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Contents

approaches to emergency radiology
1
2 Emergencies in radiology
13
3 Patient care in radiology
27
4 Imaging strategies
43
5 Respiratory
83
6 Cardiovascular
113
7 Gastrointestinal
143
8 Renal
187
9 Central nervous system
207
10 Head and neck
239
11 Musculoskeletal
251
12 Obstetrics gynaecology and breast
305
13 Paediatrics
337
14 Interventional radiology
371
Index
387
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Dr Richard Graham trained in medicine at both the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. After working as a junior doctor in Oxford, Gloucester and London, including a year spent in emergency medicine, he returned to Oxford in 2003 to train as a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology. His subspecialty interest is in radionuclide radiology and his research interests are in molecular imaging of angiogenesis. He has a keen interest in emergency radiology and is a radiologist in the Royal Navy Reserve. He is also a lecturer in medicine at Hertford College, Oxford. Dr Ferdia Gallagher trained in medicine at both the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. After working as a junior doctor in Oxford and Newcastle, he returned to Cambridge in 2002 to train as a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology. In 2005 he was awarded a Cancer Research UK and Royal College of Radiologists Clinical Research Training Fellowship to study for a PhD at Cambridge University. This current work is focused on developing new molecular imaging markers for the detection of cancer as well as methods to assess early response of tumours to treatment with chemotherapy. He also holds the position of Honorary Specialist Registrar at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

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