50 Imaging Studies Every Doctor Should Know

ISBN : 9780190223700

Christoph I. Lee; Michael E. Hochman
352 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Oct 2016
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50 Imaging Studies Every Doctors Should Know presents key studies that have shaped the practice of radiology. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics including: headache, back pain, chest pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, bone, joint, and extremity pain, cancer screening and management, and radiation exposure from medical imaging. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice. An illustrative clinical case and radiologic image conclude each review, followed by brief information on other relevant studies. This book is a must-read for health care professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about the data behind clinical practice.


Section I: Headache
1. CT for Minor Head Injury: The New Orleans Criteria
2. Identifying Children with Low-Risk Head Injuries Who Do Not Require CT
3. Rule Out Subarachnoid Hemorrhage for Headache
4. MRI versus CT for Detecting Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Stroke Patients: The HEME Study
5. Quantitative CT Score in Predicting Outcome of Hyperacute Stroke: The ASPECTS Study
6. Imaging Selection and Endovascular Treatment for Ischemic Stroke: The MR RESCUE Trial
7. Imaging Tests for Diagnosis of Carotid Artery Stenosis
8. Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening

Section II: Back Pain
9. Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures: The INVEST Trial
10. Cervical Spine Imaging in Blunt Trauma Patients: The NEXUS Study
11. Cervical Spine Imaging in Alert and Stable Trauma Patients: Validation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule
12. MRI for Low Back Pain
13. Abnormal MRI of the Lumbar Spine without Back Pain
14. Follow-up MRI for Sciatica
15. Early Imaging for Back Pain in Older Adults: The BOLD Study

Section III: Chest Pain
16. CT for Pulmonary Embolism: The PIOPED II Trial
17. Diagnosing Acute Pulmonary Embolism: The Christopher Study
18. CT Angiography Versus V/Q Scans to Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism
19. Screening for Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes: The DIAD Study
20. Diagnostic Performance of CT Coronary Angiography: The CorE 64 Study
21. CT Angiography for Discharge of Acute Coronary Syndrome
22. Coronary CT Angiography in Acute Chest Pain: The ROMICAT-II Trial
23. Coronary Artery Calcium Score and Risk Classification

Section IV: Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
24. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: The MASS Study
25. Imaging Appendicitis in Children
26. Low-Dose CT for Suspected Appendicitis in Young Adults
27. Multidetector CT for Acute Appendicitis in Adults
28. Uterine Artery Embolization for Fibroids: The REST Trial
29. Imaging for Suspected Nephrolithiasis: The STONE Trial
30. Imaging-Guided Biopsy for Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

Section V: Bone, Joint, and Extremity Pain
31. Decision Rules for Imaging Acute Ankle Injuries: The Ottawa Ankle Rules
32. Decision Rules for Imaging Acute Knee Injuries: The Ottawa Knee Rules
33. Incidental Meniscal Findings on Knee MRI
34. Decision Rules for Bone Densitometry Testing
35. Repeat Bone Mineral Density Screening and Osteoporotic Fracture Prediction
36. Ultrasound for Diagnosing Suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis

Section VI: Cancer Screening and Management
37. The Cochrane Review of Screening Mammography
38. Breast Cancer Screening in Younger and Older Average-Risk Women
39. Efficacy of Screening Breast MRI for High-Risk Women: The MRISC Study
40. Performance of Digital Versus Screen-Film Mammography: The DMIST Trial
41. Breast MRI for Women with Recently Diagnosed Breast Cancer: The ACRIN 6667 Trial
42. Supplemental Ultrasound Screening for Women at Increased Breast Cancer Risk: The ACRIN 6666 Trial
43. Chest Radiograph Screening for Lung Cancer: The PLCO Cancer Screening Trial
44. Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer: The NLST Trial
45. Management of Lung Nodules Detected by CT
46. 3D CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening
47. National CT Colonography Trial: The ACRIN 6664 Trial

Section VII: Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging
48. Cancer Risk from Pediatric CT
49. Imaging Utilization Trends and Radiation Exposure
50. Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation from Medical Imaging

About the author: 

Christoph Lee is an Associate Professor of Radiology and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington and the Director of the Center for Cancer Imaging Outcomes at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research in Seattle, Washington. Health, Seattle, Washington

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