Radiology Strategies

Radiology Strategies

Julia Fielding

Print publication date: Dec 2009

ISBN: 9780195371192

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource discusses the signs and symptoms of the most commonly encountered disease processes and clinical vignettes systematically discuss case history; background; test rationale; test of choice; radiologic images demonstrating the findings that make the diagnosis; and evidence-based references. Introductory chapters cover radiation safety; use of contrast agents; how a radiologic test can be chosen effectively based on specificity, accuracy, and pre-test likelihood of disease; and general guidelines on when and why to choose a particular imaging modality (i.e., CT, MRI, plain film).