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Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging

Optimizing Diagnostic Imaging of Patients in the Emergency Care Setting



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This book presents evidence-based criteria to systematically assess the appropriate use of medical imaging in the emergency department and other acute care settings. Over the last decade, there have been profound changes in the diagnostic testing and work-up of patients presenting to the emergency department with emergent symptoms. One of the most far-reaching changes has been the increased availability, speed, and accuracy of imaging due, in part, to technical improvements in imaging modalities such as CT, MR, and PET. Although the use of high-end imaging has plateaued in general, increased utilization continues in the ED. These patients are more acutely ill and there is additional pressure to make an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible to facilitate prompt disposition or treatment. There is also strong evidence for the beneficial use of imaging in the emergency setting that results in improved patient outcomes. This book answers that need by providing protocols and guidelines for neuroradiological, cardiothoracic, abdominal and pelvic, musculoskeletal, and pediatric imaging are reviewed in terms of the available imaging modalities, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options. Distinguished by its unique focus on evidence-based emergency imaging in adults, children, and special populations, this book is a unique resource for radiologists, emergency medicine physicians, and physicians in other specialties who need to be informed about the most appropriate uses of diagnostic imaging in the emergency care setting.

Author Biography

Aine Marie Kelly, BA, MB BCH BAO, MS, MA Professor Division of Cardio-Thoracic Radiology University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems Department of Radiology Ann Arbor, MI, USA Paul Cronin, BA, MB BCH BAO, MS Associate Professor Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellowship Director Division of Cardio-Thoracic Radiology University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems Department of Radiology Ann Arbor, MI, USA Stefan Puig, MD, MSc Associate Professor Inselspital, University Hospital Bern Department of Interventional, Pediatric, and Diagnostic Radiology, Bern, Switzerland Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology Klinik im Park, Hirslanden AG, Zurich, Switzerland Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics Chief of Pedi atric Radiology University of Kentucky Children's Hospital Department of Radiology Lexington, KY, USA
Release date NZ
April 13th, 2018
Edited by Aine Kelly Edited by Kimberly E Applegate Edited by Paul Cronin Edited by Stefan Puig
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2018
28 Illustrations, color; 157 Illustrations, black and white; XXVII, 658 p. 185 illus., 28 illus. in color.
Springer International Publishing AG
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