By Richard C. Semelka, Jorge Elias

The 1st book-length remedy of this positively crucial subject, overall healthiness Care Reform in Radiology offers a cogent, concise dialogue of significant concerns concerning future health care reform from the viewpoint of fellow imaging experts. This most modern quantity within the present scientific Imaging sequence offers radiologists with an effective footing in the place they're now and the place they could anticipate to be over the following ten years. Read more...

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On the basis of these points, the relative strengths of CT include: examining for renal stones, lung disease especially primary lung disease (such as interstitial lung disease), most acute traumas, and intensive care and other very ill patients in whom the placement of tubes and catheters has to be assessed. 1. MRI is unlikely to assume a large role in the imaging of many acute severe traumas, owing to the superiority of CT in imaging the full range of lung diseases, and evaluation of the lungs and thorax is often critical in trauma patients.

Lancet 2012; 380: 499–505. 44. Preston DL, Kusumi S, Tomonaga M, et al. Cancer incidence in atomic bomb survivors. Part III. Leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, 1950–1987. Radiat Res 1994; 137:S68–97. 45. Smith-Bindman R, Miglioretti DL, Johnson E, et al. Use of diagnostic imaging studies and associated radiation exposure for patients enrolled in large integrated health care systems, 1996-2010. JAMA 2012; 307:2400–2409. CHAPT ER 4 Alternate imaging studies to CT Jorge Elias Jr,1 Lauren M. B.

This overuse of CT in this setting unquestioningly has little to no patient benefit, with probably considerable likelihood of harm. In a similar fashion, CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) has been shown to be highly accurate for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), and has become the first-line imaging modality for the assessment of this clinical indication, as it evaluates the pulmonary arterial vasculature well, including subsegmental branches [32, 33]. Unfortunately, because of its success, CT is vastly overused for this clinical indication.

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