Written for the referring physician by radiologists within academia, this book helps the provider understand the clinical presentation and potential catastrophic implications of aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection. The authors survey the relative merits of various modalities for the characterization of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection; ultrasound continues to be the primary screening modality for the abdominal aorta, whereas MRI provides information essential for preoperative evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Newer MRI techniques are examined and a review of the prevailing literature underlying the consensus position that MRI is the initial imaging modality of choice in suspected aortic dissection gives the practicing clinician a solid foundation upon which to base referral decisions.
The “Radiology Guidance for Referring Physicians” series of ebooks offers practicing clinicians - both primary care doctors 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 who also teach at the finest medical schools in the U.S. and abroad, each ebook is presented in a clear and concise manner meant to be read in less than an hour, yet contains all the necessary information with which to base a decision on when to order advanced imaging studies for the particular disease process under review.
The “Radiology Guidance for Referring Physicians” series of sub-specialty mini books offers doctors a way to access crucial information quickly as cases present in daily practice, without having to wade through large, (and expensive) comprehensive volumes.