Imaging of the Chest Volume I PDF


Imaging of the Chest Volume I aim of Imaging of the Chest is to provide a stateof-the-art overview of chest imaging, with emphasis on chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) but also including the manifestations shown on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and, if applicable, scintigraphy, positron emission tomography (PET), integrated PET-CT imaging, and ultrasound. The text also provides a summary of the relevant clinical and pathologic fi ndings and a large number of tables that outline the classic manifestations of the various chest diseases and the key points for each of the chapters. Knowledge of the characteristic clinical manifestations of the various entities greatly facilitates the differential diagnosis while knowledge of the pathologic findings is essential to fully understand the patterns and distribution of abnormalities on the radiologic images. The volumes contain over 3000 illustrations meticulously edited by Dr. Silva and hundreds of correlations between various diagnostic imaging modalities and pathologic findings.

Imaging of the Chest Volume I chest radiograph continues to be the most common imaging modality used in diagnostic imaging. The combination of high-quality chest radiographs and a good clinical history allows the radiologist and the respiratory physician to diagnose or to markedly narrow the differential diagnosis of many chest diseases. However, it is well recognized that the chest radiograph has important limitations. In the past decade high-resolution CT and spiral CT have become the imaging modalities of choice in many chest diseases, and one or the other technique is performed almost routinely in the evaluation of patients with suspected interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, abnormalities of the aorta, and pulmonary or mediastinal tumors. MR imaging has an important role in the assessment of cardiovascular, mediastinal, and chest wall abnormalities. In the past few years, PET imaging and integrated PET-CT have replaced CT as the imaging modalities of choice for the staging of pulmonary carcinoma and lymphoma. The main role of ultrasound in chest imaging is as a guide for aspiration and drainage of pleural fl uid collections and for biopsy of pleura-based tumors.To achieve the goal of Imaging of the Chest we were fortunate to have the help of many of the leading chest radiologists in the world who wrote chapters in their fields of expertise. In particular we would like to thank Dr. David Hansell, who not only contributed several chapters but who also as Associate Editor provided guidance to the overall outline of the book and edited several of the chapters. We would also like to thank Drs. Kyung Soo Lee and Martine Remy-Jardin, who were the two assistant editors and also contributed several chapters.This book is aimed at radiologists, respiratory physicians, and radiology and pulmonary medicine residents and fellows, as well as internists and family practitioners taking care of patients with chest disease.

Imaging of the Chest Volume I provides a practical overview of the most important radiologic fi ndings as well as the most relevant differential diagnoses and the recommended imaging algorithms for evaluation of patients. We hope that Imaging of the Chest will help to improve the understanding of the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic manifestations of the various chest diseases and thus improve patient care


Imaging of the Chest Volume I

Imaging of the Chest Volume I