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Most people find colorful brain scans highly compelling-and yet, many experts don't. This discrepancy begs the question: What can we learn from neuroimaging? Is brain information useful in fields such as psychiatry, law, or education? How do neuroscientists create brain activation maps and why do we admire them? Casting Light on The Dark Side of Brain Imaging tackles these questions through a critical and constructive lens-separating fruitful science from misleading neuro-babble. In a breezy writing style accessible to a wide readership, experts from across the brain sciences offer their uncensored thoughts to help advance brain research and debunk the craze for reductionist, headline-grabbing neuroscience. This collection of short, enlightening essays is suitable for anyone interested in brain science, from students to professionals. Together, we take a hard look at the science behind brain imaging and outline why this technique remains promising despite its seldom-discussed shortcomings.
This educational booklet is part of the Dattoli Cancer Foundation's "Prostate Cancer Essentials for Survival" series. It is a primer for informed patients and provides a comprehensive overview of color-flow Doppler ultrasonography and other advanced imaging modalities, including USPIO and ProstaScint with Computerized Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Fusion. Two leading cancer care professionals specializing in state-of-the-art radiotherapy offer the most practical and up-to-date information on advanced imaging techniques currently used as tools for diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring. The authors share their wealth of knowledge and experience as members of the Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute, which has the largest brachytherapy and IMRT program in the country and the best long term cure rate for medium and high risk patients.
While researchers with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) essentially addressed questions from the whole spectrum of cardiology, oncology, and the neurosciences, it was most notably the latter that provided completely new insights into physiological and disturbed human brain function. In Molecular Imaging in the Clinical Neurosciences, experts in the field provide the reader with up-to-date information on the basic principles of molecular imaging and its major applications in the clinical neurosciences. Beginning with a section offering a comprehensive review of the methodological foundations from physics, chemistry, and mathematics including mathematical modeling, essential for meaningful data analysis, this detailed volume then continues with sections on the major biological principles and neurochemical targets relevant in current neuroimaging research and the major clinical applications from the fields of psychiatry and neurology. Written for the popular Neuromethods series, this work contains the kind of key description and implementation advice that guarantees successful results. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Molecular Imaging in the Clinical Neurosciences serves as a helpful source of knowledge for both basic and clinical scientists from psychology, psychiatry, neurology, nuclear medicine, nuclear chemistry, and the associated disciplines, all of which makes molecular imaging such a rewarding, interdisciplinary field of work.
This atlas, containing a wealth of clinical and dermoscopic images, describes and illustrates the applications of dermoscopy in a wide variety of skin disorders that may be encountered in the pediatric population. Key features and other salient aspects are highlighted with the aim of enabling the clinician to reach a fast and reliable diagnosis in all cases. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive technique that allows rapid and magnified in vivo observation of the skin, with visualization of morphologic features imperceptible to the naked eye. Dermoscopy has revolutionized the approach to pigmented skin lesions, greatly improving diagnostic accuracy. Furthermore, over the past few years it has been demonstrated to be very useful in the diagnosis, follow-up, and therapeutic monitoring of a range of other skin disorders, including cutaneous/mucosal infections, ectoparasitoses, inflammatory diseases, and hair and nail abnormalities. Being non-invasive, dermoscopy is particularly suitable for use in the pediatric population, in which invasive diagnostic procedures may be problematic.
Since the publication of the best-selling, highly acclaimed first edition, the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging have changed significantly. Gathering these developments into one volume, Webb s Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition presents a thorough update of the basic physics, modern technology and many examples of clinical application across all the modalities of medical imaging.
New to the Second Edition
Keeping the material accessible to graduate students, this well-illustrated book reviews the basic physics underpinning imaging in medicine. It covers the major techniques of x-radiology, computerised tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to infrared, electrical impedance and optical imaging. The text also describes the mathematics of medical imaging, image processing, image perception, computational requirements and multimodality imaging. "
This volume highlights the remarkable new developments in brain imaging, including those that apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), that allow us to non invasively study the living human brain in health and in disease. These technological advances have allowed us to obtain new and powerful insights into the structure and function of the healthy brain as it develops across the life cycle, as well as the molecular make up of brain systems and circuits as they develop and change with age. New brain imaging technologies have also given us new insights into the causes of many common brain disorders, including ADHD, schizophrenia, depression and Alzheimer's disease, which collectively affect a large segment of the population. These new insights have major implications for understanding and treating these brain disorders, and are providing clinicians with the first ever set of biomarkers that can be used to guide diagnosis and monitor treatment effects. The advances in brain imaging over the last 20 years, summarized in this volume, represent a major advance in modern biomedical sciences. The Authors of this volume are leaders in the development of PET and MRI methods as well as clinical and translational researchers skilled in their use in patients with brain disorders. Individual chapters of this volume focus on the use of specific methodologies, covering the full range of PET chemistry based approaches as well as MRI methods from structural and diffusion tensor based imaging, to functional MRI of functional brain circuitry, to pharmacological MRI and MRI spectroscopic molecular imaging.
This book addresses patient-specific modeling. It integrates computational modeling, experimental procedures, imagine clinical segmentation and mesh generation with the finite element method (FEM) to solve problems in computational biomedicine and bioengineering. Specific areas of interest include cardiovascular problems, ocular and muscular systems and soft tissue modeling. Patient-specific modeling has been the subject of serious research over the last seven years and interest in the area is continually growing and this area is expected to further develop in the near future.
This simple reference guide on how to examine and interpret CT head scans will be an invaluable guide to all radiographers, medical students and junior doctors. CT head scans are one of the most common medical and radiological examinations to be carried out in hospitals, and is now becoming a role extension for radiographers to diagnose and report these images. This guidebook hopes to provide the reader with a fundamental overview of the common pathologies found in CT head imaging from degenerative disease to tumours, infections, inflammations and normal variants. This book can also be used as a reference tool for any medical professionals who want to further their knowledge of common CT head abnormalities, the nature of the pathology and differential diagnosis.
An overview of imaging modalities, PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING: AN ART & A SCIENCE, 5th Edition delivers essential information on radiographic contrast, density, detail, and distortion, as well as the latest instrumentation and technology used in the imaging sciences. Building logically from the simplest concepts to the more complex, the book ties topics together visually and conceptually in a thorough presentation of radiographic exposure.
This simple reference guide on how to examine and interpret CT head scans will be an invaluable guide to all radiographers, medical students and junior doctors. CT head scans are one of the most common medical and radiological examinations to be carried out in hospitals, and is now becoming a role extension for radiographers to diagnose and report these images. This guidebook hopes to provide the reader with a fundamental overview of CT head imaging from the technological side of how CT functions to in depth anatomy illustrations, report writing and common pathologies in acute trauma and vascular disease. This book can also be used as a reference tool for any medical professionals who want to further their knowledge of common CT head abnormalities, the nature of the pathology and differential diagnosis.
"Neuroimaging in Addiction" presents an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the functional and structural imaging human studies that have greatly advanced our understanding of this complex disorder. Approaching addiction from a conceptual rather than a substance-specific perspective, this book integrates broad neuropsychological constructs that consider addiction as a neuroplastic process with genetic, developmental, and substance-induced contributions.
The internationally recognized contributors to this volume are leaders in clinical imaging with expertise that spans the addiction spectrum.
Following a general introduction, an overview of neural circuitry and modern non-invasive imaging techniques provides the framework for subsequent chapters on reward salience, craving, stress, impulsivity and cognition. Additional topics include the use of neuroimaging for the assessment of acute drug effects, drug-induced neurotoxicity, non-substance addictive behaviors, and the application of imaging genetics to identify unique intermediate phenotypes. The book concludes with an exploration of the future promise for functional imaging as guide to the diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders.
Scientists and clinicians will find the material in this volume invaluable in their work towards understanding the addicted brain, with the overall goal of improved prevention and treatment outcomes for patients.
Features a Foreword by Edythe London, Director of the Center for Addictive Behaviors, University of California at Los Angeles.
The updated 4th Edition of Stephenson's Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Obstetrics and Gynecology offers the most in-depth, current, and consistent coverage of this crucial sonography topic available today. And is an intregal part of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Series , which includes new editions of Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen and Superficial Structures, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography: The Vascular System, provides the right content at the right level for the right way to teach and learn. New and updated images throughout each text help bring the visual field of sonography to life. Up-to-date coverage of diagnostic criteria in every text reflects today's best practices. Pathology boxes with tables of relevant pathologies are ideal for quick reference or review. Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter help students apply their knowledge to clinical situations and develop the analytical skills they'll need for a career in sonography. A complete Glossary defines important terminology to help students master the vocabulary of the profession. Updated references reflect the latest research in the field. eBook available for separate purchase. Faster, smarter, and more convenient, today's eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much more. A hands-on workbook (available separately for each series title) provides a variety of custom-designed exercises to help students master each objective and get the most out of their study time.
The field of medical imaging advances so rapidly that all of those working in it, scientists, engineers, physicians, educators and others, need to frequently update their knowledge in order to stay abreast of developments. While journals and periodicals play a crucial role in this, more extensive, integrative publications that connect fundamental principles and new advances in algorithms and techniques to practical applications are essential. Medical Image Processing: Techniques and Applications meets this challenge and provides an enduring bridge in the ever expanding field of medical imaging. It serves as an authoritative resource and self-study guide explaining sophisticated techniques of quantitative image analysis, with a focus on medical applications. The book emphasizes the conceptual framework of image analysis and the effective use of image processing tools. It presents a detailed approach to each application while emphasizing insight and "tricks of the trade," and the applicability of techniques to other research areas. Although each chapter is written by an expert (or experts) in that area and is essentially self-contained, fundamental connections between the different topics are emphasized so that the book forms an integrated whole. The book is designed for end users who wish to update their skills and understanding with the latest techniques in image analysis. Providing unprecedented breadth and detail, it will be a valuable cross-disciplinary resource both at the graduate and specialist level. It is also well suited to supplement and motivate learning in graduate-level image processing classes within biomedical engineering, radiology and computer science.
As arrhythmias may be transient in nature and not seen during the shorter recording times of the standard ECG, ECG Holter monitoring allows the physician to make better informed decisions for the cardiac patient. The devices are worn by patients on an outpatient basis for days or weeks and can also be implanted subcutaneously. ECG Holter recordings are especially useful since they can be programmed individually for activation and specific tracing analysis. Designed for rapid study, this book contains 100 illustrative cases in ECG Holter monitoring. Each case consists of a tracing followed by a brief explanation of the findings. 100 Cases in ECG Holter is the perfect resource for busy physicians looking to optimize their skills at interpreting ECG Holter readings.
The purpose of this book is to provide clear, concise, detailed guidance on the clinical applications of color doppler imaging in various systems of the body. It provides a sound knowledge of the basic technical principles of color doppler imaging and the patho-physiology involved in the disease processes that color doppler is used to diagose.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
The definitive text and reference on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is now in its thoroughly updated Second Edition. This edition has been significantly reorganized to meet new demands in the field. The first section covers material relevant to the basic certification now being implemented by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. The second section, new to this edition, covers echocardiography in the critical care setting. The third section covers advanced applications relevant to the current certification.
The basic perioperative echocardiography section includes new chapters on organizing education and training in perioperative echocardiography and on ultrasound for vascular access. The critical care section includes new chapters on assessment of the patient with endocarditis and using echo during resuscitation. The advanced applications in perioperative echocardiography section includes new chapters on epiaortic and epicardial imaging; endovascular management of thoracic vascular disease; transcutaneous management of valvular heart disease; and perioperative application of Strain and three-dimensional echocardiography.
A companion website includes the fully searchable text and an image bank.
Medical Spanish: A Basic Grammar Guide is the most extensive grammar guide for health care ever created. Oriented to Medical Spanish, this book is an extremely thorough and practical review of grammar essentials. It provides the "ultimate" method for health care workers to study the language. It is organized into well-defined sections, each of which offers clear and concise explanations and examples of grammar topics. The book also includes verb tenses, examples of everyday usage, and cultural notes. It is a book for all levels of Spanish. And for those in the health care field, there is no better investment, not only as a learning tool, but also as a general reference for Spanish grammar. At 240 pages and encompassing a single volume, it is an indispensable guide for understanding grammar as it relates to Medical Spanish. Undoubtedly, those who use this book will keep it close when evaluating Spanish-speaking patients. In short, they will rely on it and never want to work without it again.
Mayan Medical Aid's Medical Spanish: A Cheat Sheet, is the best Medical Spanish quick-reference tool ever created for health care workers. At 144 pages and pocket-sized, it is so rapidly useful that those who work in health care will never want to work without it again. History: Step-by-step phrases for taking a goal-directed medical history. Don't know much Spanish? No problem. If you speak English, you can take a history from Spanish-speaking patients in minutes with this book. It is that complete and easy to use. Physical Exam / Evaluation: Just as easy are the step-by-step phrases for performing a complete physical examination and evaluation. Do you want your patients to stand up, sit down, squat, take a deep breath and hold it, or just be quiet? No matter what your Spanish level, this book orients the physical exam and evaluation to the way you think in English. Diagnosis: A virtual cookbook for instructing patients about numerous diagnostic issues. Want the diagnosis in technical terms? Want the diagnosis in lay terms? And want the diagnosis explained in the kind of Spanish, which your patients understand? Medications: A whole host of medications and their explanations - from aspirin, steroids, and antibiotics to diabetic medications, anti-hypertensives, cough drops, anesthetics and many more. Vocabulary: All of the vocabulary needed to practice good medicine is in this book: anatomy, symptoms, verbs, history, physical exam, diagnoses, medicines, and a whole host of other essential words. As simple and utilitarian as it gets, this book has it all.
Breast MRI has emerged as a valuable adjunct to the conventional imaging modalities in the detection of primary and recurrent breast cancer. Yet, most radiologists who rely on MRI do not have knowledge of the fundamentals so essential to achieving and maintaining high image quality. With a focus on the basic imaging principles of breast MRI rather than on mathematical equations, this book takes a practical approach to imaging protocols that helps radiologists increase their diagnostic effectiveness. The text walks the reader through the basics of MRI, making it especially accessible to beginners. From a detailed outline of equipment prerequisites for obtaining high quality breast MRI to instructions on how to optimize image quality, expanded discussions on how to obtain optimized dynamic information, and explanations of good and bad imaging techniques, the book covers the topics that are most relevant to performing breast MRI.
Medical Spanish: A Health Provider's Guide, Special Audio Edition is the most extensive Medical Spanish resource ever created for health providers. At 688 pages, it is so complete, those who provide health care will never want to work without it again. History: Step-by-step phrases for taking a complete history. Don't know much Spanish? No problem. If you speak English, this book will allow you to obtain all the information you need from Spanish-speaking patients. It is that complete and easy to use. Physical Exam / Evaluation: Just as easy are the step-by-step phrases for performing a complete physical examination and evaluation. No matter what your Spanish level, this book orients the exam and evaluation to the way you think in English. Diagnosis: A virtual cookbook for instructing patients about numerous diagnostic issues. Want the information in technical terms? Want the information in lay terms? And want the information explained in the kind of Spanish, which your patients understand? Procedures: Need to explain the details of procedures to your patients? Just pick your topic. Treatment Explanations: A whole host of treatment issues and their explanations - from sinusitis and birth control to the common cold, hypertension, and many more. Vocabulary: From soups to nuts - literally - all of the vocabulary needed for health providers is in this book. Audio: Over 2 hours of clear and crisp Spanish pronunciation, including essential phrases and vocabulary. Uncommonly simple - and utilitarian. This book has it all.
Medical Spanish: A Family Doc's Guide, Special Audio Edition is the most extensive Medical Spanish resource ever created for family medicine. At 688 pages, it is so complete, those who practice family medicine will never want to work without it again. History: Step-by-step phrases for taking a complete history. Don't know much Spanish? No problem. If you speak English, this book will allow you to obtain all the information you need from Spanish-speaking patients. It is that complete and easy to use. Physical Exam / Evaluation: Just as easy are the step-by-step phrases for performing a complete physical examination and evaluation. No matter what your Spanish level, this book orients the exam and evaluation to the way you think in English. Diagnosis: A virtual cookbook for instructing patients about numerous diagnostic issues. Want the information in technical terms? Want the information in lay terms? And want the information explained in the kind of Spanish, which your patients understand? Procedures: Need to explain the details of procedures to your patients? Just pick your topic. Treatment Explanations: A whole host of treatment issues and their explanations - from sinusitis and birth control to the common cold, hypertension, and many more. Vocabulary: From soups to nuts - literally - all of the vocabulary needed for family medicine is in this book. Audio: Over 2 hours of clear and crisp Spanish pronunciation, including essential phrases and vocabulary. Uncommonly simple - and utilitarian. This book has it all.
Addressing the widespread need for a practical guide to imaging mass spectrometry (IMS), this book presents the protocols of IMS technology. As that technology expands, research groups around the world continue its development. Pharmaceutical companies are using IMS for drug analyses to study pharmacokinetics and medical properties of drugs. Drug research and disease-related biomarker screening are experiencing greater use of this technology, with a concurrent increase in the number of researchers in academia and industry interested in wider applications of IMS. Intended for beginners or those with limited experience with IMS technology, this book provides practical details and instructions needed for immediate know-how, including the preparation of animal tissue samples, the application of a matrix, instrumental operations, and data analysis, among others. By describing the foundations of IMS, this volume contributes to the ongoing development of the field and to progress in human health.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Computational and Clinical Applications in Abdominal Imaging, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2011, in Toronto, Canada, on September 18, 2011. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on virtual colonoscopy and CAD, abdominal intervention, and computational abdominal anatomy.
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