Imaging acute neurologic disease : a symptom-based approach [E-Book] / edited by Massimo Filippi, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Neurology, Professor of Neurology and Director, Neuroimaging Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy, Jack H. Simon, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Neuroadiologist, Portland VA Medical Center, Adjunct Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center, OHSU, Portland, OR, USA.
Filippi, M., (editor)
Simon, Jack H., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
1 online resource (x, 382 pages)
Cambridge medicine
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While conventional magnetic resonance, X-ray-based, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine techniques are widely used to facilitate diagnosis, inform therapeutic decision-making, provide information regarding prognosis, and monitor therapeutic response in neurologic diseases, their practical value in acute clinical care is not as yet well-defined and the potential future development is not fully appreciated. This book provides a comprehensive survey of best practice for specialists and trainees in neurology, emergency medicine, neuroradiology, radiology, neurosurgery, and critical care. The symptom-based approach guides the choice of the available imaging tools for efficient, accurate, and cost-effective diagnosis to support immediate management of common and complex neurological disorders in the acute setting. Effective examination algorithms are included that integrate neurological and imaging concepts with the practical demands and constraints of emergency care. Written by leading international authorities, the book is extensively illustrated and contains many helpful case-histories.