In this book a team of leading experts come together to provide a comprehensive overview of modern imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, with detailed sections on both gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging. Each chapter has an identical structure and focuses on a particular organ or organ system, allowing the reader to approach the field one topic at a time. Indications for a variety of imaging techniques and examination protocols are clearly described, and the imaging features of normal anatomy and pathologic entities are depicted in an abundance of high-quality images. Care is taken to consider all recent technical developments and new indications, and the diagnostic performance of different imaging modalities is carefully compared. It is anticipated that this book will come to be regarded as the standard work of reference on abdominal and pelvic radiology.
Gastrointestinal Imaging: Pharynx and esophagus.- Stomach and duodenum.- Small bowel.- Colon and rectum.- Liver.- Gallbladder and biliary tree.- Pancreas.- Spleen.- Mesentery, omentum.- Peritoneum and abdominal wall.- Genitourinary Imaging: Retroperitoneum.- Kidney and renal pelvis.- Ureter and urethra.- Prostate.- Scrotum and penis.- Ovary and adnexa.- Uterus.- Vagina and vulva.- Imaging during pregnancy.
Bernd Hamm is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Charite University Hospital in Berlin, as well as scientific and clinical chairman of three imaging centers in the city. Professor Hamm is the author of more than 300 original papers, more than 70 review articles and editorials and 10 books. His major scientific interests include MRI of the liver, MR contrast agents, molecular imaging, MRI and CT of the female pelvis, use of iron oxide nanoparticles as molecular probes, and MR lymphography. Pablo R. Ros is the Theodore J. Castele University Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA and formerly Professor and Executive Vicechair of the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. His over 300 publications and 17 textbooks, primarily in Abdominal Imaging focusing on liver, pancreatic, mesenteric and gastrointestinal cross-sectional imaging with pathologic correlation, reflect his research interests.