ABOUT THIS BOOK
- The essential guide for radiology trainees involved in an emergency setting
- Presents an easily accessible evidence-based guide to the range of investigations available, protocols and suggested diagnoses
- Every topic starts on a new page to aid ease-of-use
- Uses an easy-to-follow classification of emergencies, indicating the most serious and those which require urgent imaging
This essential handbook provides indispensable guidance for all those seeking or reporting investigations in radiology which arises in an emergency setting. It summarises the major problems faced on-call and provides advice on the most suitable radiological tests to request as well as suggesting an appropriate timescale for imaging. From a radiologist's perspective, it lists in concise format the protocol for each test and outlines the expected findings.
Emergency radiology is a crucial component of emergency care as a whole. It is rare for a patient to undergo emergency surgery or treatment without prior imaging. Radiology is the new gate-keeper in clinical practice with an emergency CT scan of the head being performed in most UK hospitals every day. Radiology can confirm a diagnosis, sending a patient down a pathway of established therapy; confirm normality, leading to patient discharge; detect an unsuspected abnormality, suggesting an alternative action altogether; or be non-contributory. This concise, portable handbook supports emergency-setting radiology and helps the reader in this vital field.
Readership: This book will be invaluable to all those involved in emergency medicine, from radiologists and radiographers to surgeons and emergency physicians. Although primarily aimed at junior doctors, it is an excellent reference text for established consultants with duties which encompass emergency radiology.
Richard Graham, Consultant Radiologist specializing in molecular imaging and cardiac and oncologic radiology, Royal United Hospital, Bath and Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, UK, and Ferdia Gallagher, Cancer Research UK and Royal College of Radiologists Clinical Research Training Fellow, University of Cambridge and CRUK Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge, UK, Honorary Specialist Registrar, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
"This will be a useful resource for...radiologists on call or radiology residents as a quick reference tool for management and interpretation of studies in the emergency setting" - Julie Sossaman, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Doody's Notes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Introduction: approaches to emergency radiology
2: Emergencies in radiology
3: Patient care in radiology
4: Imaging strategies
9: Central nervous system
10: Head and neck
12: Obstetrics, gynaecology and breast
14: Interventional radiology