CT Colonography: A Guide for Clinical Practice

Thomas Mang, Wolfgang Schima

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  • Edition: 1 2013
  • Details: 216 pages, 535 ill., PDF
  • ISBN: 9783131506214
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  • Language of text: English

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Product information CT Colonography: A Guide for Clinical Practice

Highly effective as a minimally invasive diagnostic and screening tool, CT colonography (CTC) is an important part of today's clinical armamentarium. In this concise, step-by-step guidebook, written by specialists who also run training courses in CT colonography, readers will find a wealth of information for everyday practice. From examination methods and image interpretation, to screening and reporting issues, to common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, this compact book is all-inclusive, ideal for both beginners and more experienced examiners who want to deepen their knowledge of this powerful technique.

Special Features:

  • Full discussion of how to begin, including indications and contraindications, patient preparation, CT examination techniques, and patient risk profile
  • Strategies for data analysis and clinical interpretation, including 2D and 3D applications ("virtual" visualization), polyp measurement, and computer-assisted detection of polyps
  • Informative, point-by-point sections on clinical findings, starting with normal anatomy of the colon and moving on to common diseases, postoperative conditions, pitfalls and artifacts, and incidental extracolonic findings
  • More than 500 top-quality, fully labeled illustrations (245 in full color), including normal CT scans and 2D and 3D reconstructions that demonstrate diagnostic criteria, possible differential diagnoses, and disease states
  • Guidelines for standardizing reports and documenting findings
  • Tips on how to train for CT colonography in your clinical practice

With all methods and techniques following current international guidelines and consensus statements, this book offers easy-to-implement, standardized clinical protocols that can be applied in both the clinic and the out-patient setting. It is essential for all radiologists and gastroenterologists who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of CT colonography and how to interpret and report findings, as

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