In recent years the central role of imaging in the management of patients with cancer has become blantantly apparent. The second edition of this widely acclaimed book builds on the foundations laid down by the first edition, the 1998 winner of the Royal Society's award for the Multi-author Textbook of the Year. The core of Imaging in Oncology, Second Edition deals with the application of imaging in all tumours with an extensively referenced, evidence-based analysis of its role in planning treatment. Contributors provide experienced opinion as to the advantages and limitations of all relevant imaging modalities including ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET/CT and other nuclear medicine techniques. Imaging of metastatic disease is covered in detail with chapters detailing the range of appearances of deposits in each organ. Much attention is given to the differential diagnosis of focal organ pathology in patients with underlying malignancy and useful protocols for the performance of the study provided.
While including a section on new horizons in cancer imaging, such as the imaging of angiogenesis, MR lymphography and the rapidly evolving field of molecular imaging, Husband and Reznek have not neglected the more traditional general principles of cancer behaviour and imaging. Hence, an outline of cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy is provided by experts. As therapy becomes more successful, increasingly important issues for the radiologist such as the assessment of response, the effect of treatment on normal tissues, the complications of treatment, and the risk of second malignancies are presented. There are several outstanding features to Imaging in Oncology: the colour diagrams of the staging systems are exquisite and allow the often complex systems to be understood easily and memorized; the organization of the book into different, clearly defined sections allows it to be used not only as a reliable reference text, but also to be read easily; key points and summaries in point form are provided throughout for quick revision.
This comprehensive reference text is not only essential reading for all radiologists, but is also important for all members of a multidisciplinary team looking after cancer patients. Suzanne L Aquino, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA Peter Armstrong, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK Syed Babar, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK
Table of Contents
Part I: General Principles 1. An Overview of Imaging in Oncology 2. Trends in Cancer Incidence, Survival and Mortality 3. Staging of Cancer 4. Part 1: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cancer: Part 2: Chemotherapy Part 3: Radiotherapy 5. Assessment of Response to Treatment 6. Second Malignancies Part II: Primary Tumour Evaluation and Staging 7. Lung Cancer 8. Mediastinal Tumours 9. Pleural Tumours 10. Oesophageal Cancer 11. Gastric Cancer 12. Colorectal Cancer 13. Primary Tumours of the Liver and Biliary Tract 14. Renal Tumours 15. Primary Adrenal Malignancy 16. Pancreatic Malignancy 17. Bladder Cancer 18. Prostate Cancer 19. Testicular Germ Cell Tumours 20. Ovarian Cancer 21. Uterine and Cervical Tumours 22. Primary Retroperitoneal Tumours 23. Primary Bone Tumours 24. Soft Tissue Sarcomas 25. Breast Cancer 26. Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms 27. Tumours of the Pharynx, Tongue and Mouth 28. Laryngeal Tumours 29. Thyroid Cancer 30. Primary Tumours of the Central Nervous System 31. Neuroendocrine Tumours Part III: Haematological Malignancy 32. Lymphoma 33. Multiple Myeloma 34. Leukaemia Part IV: Paediatrics 35. General Principles in Paediatric Oncology 36. Wilms' Tumour and Associated Neoplasms of the Kidney 37. Neuroblastoma 38. Uncommon Paediatric Neoplasms Part V: Metastases 39. Lymph Node Metastases 40. Lung and Pleural Metastases 41. Bone Metastases 42. The Liver 43. Metastatic Effects on the Nervous System 44. Adrenal Metastases 45. Peritoneal Metastases 46. Spleen 47. Malignant Tumours of the Skin 48. Radiological Investigation of Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Site Part VI: Imaging and Treatment 49. Interventional Imaging: General Applications 50. Interventional Imaging: Tumour Ablation 51. Imaging for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning 52. Radiological Manifestations of Acute Complications of Treatment Part VII: Effects of Treatment on Normal Tissue 53. Effects of Treatment on Normal Tissue: Thorax 54. Effects of Treatment: Bone and Bone Marrow 55. Abdomen and Pelvis Part VIII: The Immunocompromised Host 56. The Immunocompromised Host: Clinical Considerations 57. The Immunocompromised Host: Central Nervous System 58. The Immunocompromised Host: Chest 59. The Immunocompromised Host: Abdomen and Pelvis Part IX: New Horizons in Imaging 60. MR Lymphography 61. Imaging Angiogenesis: Clinical Implications 62. Molecular Imaging in Cancer Treatment: PET 63. Molecular Imaging in Cancer Treatment: MRI