About this book
The book is directed at emergency radiologists and neuroradiologists. It aims at providing exhaustive information that will help the reader understand the clinical problems in the full range of neurological emergencies and to select the methodological and technical options that will ensure prompt and effective response and correct interpretation of the clinical findings.
The various chapters address the most common neuroradiological emergencies, summarize their fundamental physiopathological features, describe the main semiological and differential diagnostic features, and provide operative suggestions for the selection of the appropriate techniques to be applied in a sequential order.
The book addresses the application of state-of-the-art techniques and their implications for clinical practice (particularly the contributions of standard and functional MRI and of spiral and multislice CT). The illustrations provide not only training but also reference material for routine clinical work.
Radiologists, neuroradiologists, practitioners in Emergency Medicine
Table of contents
Cerebrovascular Emergencies: Clinical and diagnostic summary.- CT in ischaemia.- CT in intraparenchymal haermorrhage.- CT use in subarachnoid haemorrhage.- MRI in ischaemia.- Functional MRI in ischaemia.- MRI in haemorrahge.- Ultrasound.- MR angiography.- Conventional angiography.- Head Injuries: Clinical and diagnostic summary.- CT in head injuries.- MRI in head injuries.- CT in facial trauma.- Intracranial Hypertension: Pathophysiology and imaging.- Neoplastic craniocerebral emergencies.- Angiography in brain tumors.- Emergency Neuroresuscitation: Toxic encephalopathy.- The neuroradiological approach to patients in coma.- Nuclear medicine in neurological emergencies.- Diagnosis brain death.- Postsurgical craniospinal emergencies.- Spinal Emergencies: Clinical and diagnostic summary.- CT in spinal trauma emergencies.- The use of MRI in emergency spinal trauma cases.- Emergency imaging of the spine in the non-trauma patient.- Neuropaediatric Emergencies.