Virtual endoscopy is a valuable independent diagnostic tool that is likely to become of increasing importance in the new millenium. This book provides an in-depth evaluation of the technical aspects of virtual endoscopy, and detailed information on indications, implementation, and interpretation in a clinical setting. It is designed to support radiologists and educators in approaching this rapidly developing field, and will assist consumers in judging the applicability of software and hardware packages for virtual endoscopy, and will also benefit producers by highlighting current limitations and potential improvements from a clinical viewpoint.
Keywords: virtual endoscopy, 3D techniques, radiology
Contents: Technical Background J.TERWISSCHA VAN SCHELTINA; Paranasal Sinuses P. ROGALLA; Virtual Laryngoscopy A.J. ASCHOFF/E.M. MERKLE; Trachea and Bronchi P. ROGALLA; Small Bowel P. ROGALLA/M. TAUPITZ; Virtual Colonscopy P. ROGALLA/N. MEIRI; The Clinical Context C.I. BERTRAM; Virtual Cystoscopy T.FLEITNER/E.M. MERKLE/C.WISIANOWSKY; Vascular System T. WIESE/P. ROGALLA; Virtual Neuroscopy S. GOTTSCHALK; Virtual Otoscopy R. KLINGEBIEL; Subject Index; List of Contributors