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Author Pickhardt, Perry J.

Title CT colonography : principles and practice of virtual colonoscopy / Perry J. Pickhardt, David H. Kim
Published Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Saunders, ©2010

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 525 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Colorectal Polyps: Overview and Classification -- Colorectal Polyps: Prevalence, Histology, Morphology, and Natural History -- Colorectal Cancer: Pathogenesis and Risk Factors -- Colorectal Cancer: Staging, Treatment, and Prognosis -- Colorectal Cancer Screening: Rationale and Available Options -- CT Colonography: An Introduction and Historical Overview -- Clinical Validation of CTC Performance -- Building a Clinical CT Colonography Program -- Indications for Performing CT Colonography -- Economic Aspects of CT Colonography -- Future Directions for Virtual Colonoscopy -- Colonic Distention for CT Colonography -- MDCT Protocol for CT Colonography -- Potential Complications of CT Colonography -- CTC Interpretation: An Overview -- Polyp Detection at CTC: 2D versus 3D Evaluation -- Polypoid Lesions at CTC: Differential Diagnosis -- Diagnostic Tools for CTC Interpretation -- Potential Pitfalls at CTC Interpretation -- Evaluation for Invasive Cancer at CTC -- Submucosal Lesions at CTC -- 3D Imaging Displays at CTC -- Computer-Aided Detection/Diagnosis (CAD) in CT Colonography -- Endoscopic and Surgical Referral from CTC -- Discordant Findings at CTC-Endoscopic Evaluation -- Extracolonic Findings at CTC -- Reporting of Results and Quality Metrics in CTC -- CT Colonography at the University of Wisconsin: How We Do It -- CTC Program Results at the University of Wisconsin
Summary In CT Colonography, Perry Pickhardt and David Kim present techniques for quicker evaluation and diagnosis of colon cancer through the pioneering, specialty-changing imaging technique of virtual colonoscopy (VC). This combination of sophisticated X-rays and CT scans of the abdomen offers patients an alternative to colonoscopy that is cost effective and reduces the need for unnecessary polyp removal. Abundantly illustrated in full color, this pioneering book describes CT colonography from pathogenesis, staging and treatment through indications, technique, and interpretation for the most common pathologies. Covers principles, techniques, and interpretations for the most common pathologies in a logical, practical organization. Presents tips from the authors on setting up a VC practice to provide a personal, instructive guide. Provides over 1000 full-color, high-resolution anatomic images throughout for the clearest, most accurate picture of colorectal cancer, its natural history, and its diagnosis by VC. Focuses on images, with the text serving as context for the proper use and understanding of VC
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Colon (Anatomy) -- Tomography.
Colon (Anatomy) -- Tumors
Colonoscopy.
Colonography, Computed Tomographic -- methods
Colonic Neoplasms -- diagnosis
Colonic Polyps -- diagnostic imaging
Colonoscopy -- methods
Colorectal Neoplasms -- diagnostic imaging
Colonoscopy
Colonic Neoplasms
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Colon (Anatomy) -- Tomography
Colon (Anatomy) -- Tumors
Colonoscopy
Form Electronic book
Author Kim, David H.
ISBN 9781437719734
1437719732