1st Edition

Acute CT: A Primer of Emergency Imaging

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ISBN 9781853157424
Published January 4, 2010 by CRC Press
192 Pages 169 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.  

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

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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


"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