By Perry J. Pickhardt MD, David H. Kim MD

In CT Colonography, Perry Pickhardt and David Kim current strategies for speedier review and analysis of colon melanoma throughout the pioneering, specialty-changing imaging means of digital colonoscopy (VC). this mix of refined X-rays and CT scans of the stomach deals sufferers an alternative choice to colonoscopy that's least expensive and decreases the necessity for pointless polyp elimination. Abundantly illustrated in complete colour, this pioneering booklet describes CT colonography from pathogenesis, staging and therapy via symptoms, approach, and interpretation for the most typical pathologies. you will have the entire spectrum of VC approach and be capable of see tactics played via videos at the integrated DVD.Covers ideas, options, and interpretations for the commonest pathologies in a logical, useful organization.Presents advice from the authors on constructing a VC perform to supply a private, instructive guide.Provides over one thousand full-color, high-resolution anatomic photographs all through for the clearest, so much actual photo of colorectal melanoma, its normal heritage, and its prognosis through VC.Focuses on photos, with the textual content serving as context for the correct use and knowing of VC.Features a DVD with movies of VC approaches that make clear the textual content and complement the photographs which are incorporated for obtain.

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By providing prognostic survival information based on standardized categories, the TNM classification schema allows for the accurate evaluation of various therapeutic interventions 33 34 COLORECTAL POLYPS AND CANCER Table 4-1 Colorectal Cancer Staging* Category Subgroup Primary tumor (T) Definition Tx T0 Tis T1 T2 T3 Primary tumor cannot be assessed No evidence of primary tumor Intraepithelial or intramucosal carcinoma Tumor invades the submucosa Tumor invades the muscularis propria Tumor invades through the muscularis propria into the subserosa or into nonperitonealized pericolic tissue Tumor directly invades other organs or structures and/or perforates visceral peritoneum Regional lymph nodes cannot be assessed No regional lymph node metastases Metastases to 1-3 regional lymph nodes Metastases to 4 or more regional lymph nodes Presence of distant metastases cannot be assessed No distant metastases Distant metastases present T4 Regional lymph node metastases (N) Distant metastases (M) Nx N0 N1 N2 Mx M0 M1 *From Greene FL, Page DL, Morrow M, et al, eds.

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