Bladder cancer is a common and dangerous malignancy which is associated with a variety of known and unknown environmental factors. Clinical management and surgical techniques prioritise detection and treatment of early tumours, which form the majority of newly diagnosed cancers. Imaging is central to establishing the presence of more advanced disease, for which a variety of treatment options exist, including radical curative surgery with or without bladder reconstruction, radiation therapy with curative or palliative intent, and systemic or local chemotherapy. Imaging techniques continue to evolve and this volume explores the relevance of CT with multidetector array, MRI, and computer-based reconstructions such as 'virtual cystoscopy' to treatment choices in today's practice. A review of follow-up strategies and the imaging appearances of treated disease is presented, along with descriptions of modern surgical techniques, radiotherapy and chemotherapy regimens.
Contributors; Series Foreword; Preface; 1. The pathology of bladder cancer Charles Jameson; 2. Clinical features of bladder cancer Sarb S. Sandhu and Alan C. Thompson; 3. Imaging in the diagnosis of bladder cancer S. L. J. William and S. A. Sohaib; 4. Radiological staging of primary bladder cancer Camilla Whitten and David MacVicar; 5. Imaging of metastatic bladder cancer Jonathan D. Berry and David MacVicar; 6. Surgery for bladder cancer Sarb S. Sandhu and Alan C. Thompson; 7. External beam radiotherapy for the treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer S. Lalondrelle and R. Huddart; 8. The chemotherapeutic management of bladder cancer D. Pudney, J. Stokoe and R. Huddart; 9. Clinical follow-up of bladder cancer Alan C. Thompson and Sarb S. Sandhu; 10. Imaging of treated bladder cancer M. Ben Taylor, Suzanne C. Bonington and Bernadette M. Carrington; Index.