University of Manchester, UK Professor of Neuroradiology Alan Jackson, Ph.D., MB Ch.B (Hons), MRCP, FRCR shows referring physicians when to suspect acoustic neuromas in patients presenting with hearing loss. On the basis of large scale studies that demonstrate increased incidence of these benign tumors in recent times, he shows how these changes reflect the improved sensitivity of diagnosis due to the introduction of CT and MRI. A concise review of the clinical features of acoustic schwannoma and their relationship to tumor size follows, as well as a comparison of imaging strategies and principal differential diagnoses. Handy quick-read for family practitioner as well as ENT specialist.
The “Radiology Guidance for Referring Physicians” series of books offers practicing clinicians - both primary care physicians and specialists - a quick and easy reference to over 100 distinct conditions, and how state-of-the-art imaging should be applied within the context of diagnosis, preoperative staging and therapy monitoring.
Authored by board certified radiologists, many of whom also teach at the finest medical schools in the U.S. and abroad, each book is presented in a clear and concise manner meant to be read in less than an hour, yet contains all the necessary information to make a decision on when to order advanced imaging studies for the condition under review.
The “Radiology Guidance for Referring Physicians” series offers doctors the opportunity to access crucial information quickly and economically as cases present in daily practice, without having to wade through large complicated networks and expensive volumes.