Why write a book on emergency radiology? In many coun- decline. There is an increasing trend towards the use of tries, hospital emergency departments have become a MDCT to evaluate traumatic injuries and non-traumatic major part of the healthcare safety net. In the last decade emergencies. The use of workstations for reporting and for economically-driven structural changes in health care further image reconstruction becomes standard practice. delivery have caused a dramatic increase in emergency On the occasion of the European Congress of Radiology department visits. In response to capacity and staffing (ECR) 2003 and 2004 a Categorical Course on “Emergency pressures, hospitals are developing and implementing a Radiology”has been organized to assess current devel- variety of strategies designed to improve patient flow and ments and concepts in this rapidly growing field. reduce overcrowding in the emergency department. Numerous radiologists,all outstanding and international- Several factors are considered critical for success, such as ly renowned experts in their field,have made superb c- having the right multidisciplinary teams in place and opti- tributions in an ECR syllabus. These authors have now mizing the use of imaging tests. For a critical care physi- made a second effort and updated their contributions for cian it is paramount to obtain the images quickly and for this book. The chapters in the book mirror the topics p- them to be interpreted accurately. sented in the ECR course, encompassing imaging ap- To accomplish this, the emergency radiology division proaches as well as interventional aspects.
Comprehensive review from head to toe
Well defined diagostic strategies
Written by leading experts
Imaging and intervention in traumatic and non-traumatic, acute and life-thereatening conditions of modern medicine
Encompasses imaging approaches as well as interventional aspects
Emergency Radiology: Role of Imaging: Role of Imaging in the Management of the Polytrauma Victim.- Role of 3D Imgaging in the Emergency Room.Traumatic Injuries: Imaging and Intervention: Radiological Hemostatic Intervention at Admission.-Imaging and Intervention in Post-Traumatic Complications (Delayed Intervention).- Imaging of Head Injuries.- Imaging of Facial Injuries,- Imaging of Spinal Injuries.- Imaging of Thoracic Injuries,- Vascular Injuries of the Thorax: Multi-Detector Row CT and 3D Imaging.- Imaging of Abdominal and Pelvic Injuries.-Imaging and Intervention of Large Arterial Trauma.- Imaging of Pelvic Fractures.-Imaging of Peripheral Musculoskeletal Injuries.-Non-Traumatic Neurologic Emergencies: Imaging and Intervention: Imaging of Cerebral Ischemia.-Neuroradiological Emergency Inteventions.- Non-Traumatic Thoracic Emergencies: Imaging and Intervention: Acute Abdominal pain: Diagnostic Strategies.- Imaging of Acute Intestinal Obstruction.- Imaging and Intervention in Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Ischemia.-Imaging and Intervention in Sepsis.-Imaging and Intevention in Acute Biliary Conditions.-Imaging and Interbention in Acute Pancreatic Conditions.-Imaging and Intervention in Acute Urinary Conditions.- Non-Traumatic Vascular Emergencies: Imaging and Intervention: Imaging and Intervention in Acute Arterial Conditions.- Imaging and Intervention in Acute Venous Occlusion.- Management of Occluded Hemodialysis Shunts and Venous Access.- Imaging Pediatric Emergencies: Neurological Emergencies.- Thoracic Emergencies.-Non-Traumatic Abdominal Emergencies.