This book deals with imaging of diseases of brain, head and neck, and spine. These fields have substantially advanced during the last few years, driven by both clinical developments and advances in imaging technology. The authors contributing to the volume are internationally renowned experts in their field; their chapters are disease-oriented and cover all the relevant imaging modalities, including standard radiography, CT, nuclear medicine with PET, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as imaging-guided interventions.
As a result, this book presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge in imaging of the brain, head, neck and spine, as well as in interventional techniques and a selection of "hot topics" in these fields. It will be particularly relevant for residents in radiology, but also very useful for experienced radiologists and clinicians specializing in thoracic disease and wishing to update their knowledge of this rapidly developing field.
Table of contents
Cerebral Neoplasms.- Evaluation of Cerebral Vessels.- Brain Ischemia.- Hemorragic Vascular Pathology.- Demyelinating Diseases.- Effects of Metabolic Disease of the Brain / Degenerative Brain Disease.- Traumatic Neuroemergency.- Non-traumatic Neuro-emergency.- Imaging the Patient with Seizures.- Imaging of Cerebal Infections.- Diseases of the Sella.- CNS Diseases in Pediatrics.- Orbit and Visual Pathways.- Diseases of the Temporal Bone.- Imaging of the Pharynx and Oral Cavity.- Diseases of the Larynx.- Nose, Paranasal Sinuses and Adj. Spaces.- Degenerative Diseases of the Spine.- Spinal Trauma and Injuries.- Spinal Inflammatory and Demyelinating Dz's.- Mass Lesions of the Brain: A Differential Diagnostic Approach.- Neonatalimaging: Ischemia, hemorrhage andstroke.- Diagnosticimaging of childern's primary brainneoplasms.- Ultrasonographicevaluation of the spinal sac and its content in the newborn andinfant.- Transfontanellargrey scale and Doppler ultrasonography in newborns andinfants.- MIR Essentials for Correlative Imaging of the Brain with PET and SPECT.- Imaging of Dementia.- SPECT and PET in Epilepsy.- Extrapyramidal Syndromes. SPECT and PET.- PET of Brain Tumors.- PET-CT, Staging, restaging if ENT tumors.- SPECT-CT of the Spine.- Role of Imaging in Thyroid Diseases.