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Acute CT: A Primer of Emergency Imaging

1st Edition

By Saeed Mirsadraee, Kshitij Mankad, Alan Chalmers

CRC Press

192 pages | 169 B/W Illus.

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Acute CT is an exciting and challenging area of radiology which has largely replaced the more traditional forms of imaging in terms of emergency practice.

Acute CT: A Primer of Emergency Imaging is a precise, up to date volume of a size and format that aims to provide a concise source of reference for all clinical groups involved in acute or trauma CT. It will serve as an ideal bench book or pocket companion for junior radiologists involved with on-call practice, while also being of value to trainee and practicing radiographers and those studying for Royal College and Board exams.

Scanning protocols and the use of contrast agents in the emergency and trauma setting are discussed, and the common emergency conditions and their differential diagnoses are presented in an easily read and understand format, covering the following:

- A suggested imaging protocol for the clinical problem or body part under investigation

- An outline of the imagining features expected for that condition and the differential diagnosis to consider

- Images that illustrate the classical presentation along with examples of less common findings and potential pitfalls with interpretation

- Advice on formulating an acute report that emphasizes the key points required to determine patient management.


"This book is good at making simple explanations of complex radiology. This is a small book on emergency radiology ehich is easily readable. While it is aimed atthe on call junior radiologist for rapid reference, it covers its field very well without being too long and I would thoroughly recommendthat any trainee or consultant emergency physician should read it."

BMA Medical Book Awards 2010

Table of Contents


CT Techniques

Multidetector computed tomography

PACS (picture archiving and communication systems)

Contrast agents used in acute CT

Radiation issues



Cervical spine

Thoracic and lumbar spine injuries

Facial injuries




Renal Tract

Urinary bladder


Bowel and mesentery


What to look for on CT


Paediatric cervical spine injury

Non-accidental paediatric trauma

Central nervous system injury

Paediatric mesenteric and bowel injury

Hypoperfusion complex

Base of skull fracture

Diffuse axonal injury

Abdomen and Pelvis

Acute appendicitis

Acute cholecystitis

Acute pancreatitis

Acute diverticulitis

Acute colitis

Small bowel obstruction

Large bowel obstruction

Acute bowel ischaemia

Renal colic

Acute abdomen: gynecological causes

The postoperative abdomen


The acute paediatric abdomen

Deep neck infections in children

Cardiac and Vascular

Aortic dissection

Coronary artery evaluation

Pulmonary artery evaluation

Triple rule-out scan

Infected (mycotic) aneurysms

Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Gastrointestinal bleed

Limb angiography

Acute Neuroradiology

Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Subdural haematoma

Extradural haematoma

Ischaemic stroke

Cerebral venous thrombosis



Cerebral abscess


The post-surgical brain


Management of acute adverse reactions to iodinated contrast


Medications used to treat adverse reactions to contrast

About the Authors

Saeed Mirsadraee MD PhD MRCS FRCR
Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK

Kshitij Mankad MBBS MRCP FRCR
Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK

Alan Chalmers MBChB MRCP FRCR
Consultant Radiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine