Atlas of Virtual Colonoscopy

  • Abraham H. Dachman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David J. Vining
      Pages 3-4
    3. Seth N. Glick
      Pages 5-9
    4. Judy Yee, Elizabeth McFarland
      Pages 11-16
    5. Michael Macari, Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 17-31
    6. Michael Zalis
      Pages 33-36
    7. Christopher F. Beaulieu, David S. Paik, Sandy Napel, R. Brooke Jeffrey Jr.
      Pages 37-44
    8. Thomas C. Lauenstein, Jörg F. Debatin
      Pages 45-54
    9. Ronald M. Summers, Hiroyuki Yoshida
      Pages 55-62
    10. James A. Brink
      Pages 63-69
  3. Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Helen M. Fenlon
      Pages 73-90
    3. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 91-118
    4. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 119-126
    5. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 127-137
    6. Jeff L. Fidler
      Pages 139-165
    7. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 167-189
    8. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 191-218
    9. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 219-248
    10. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 249-258
    11. Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 259-266
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 267-276

About this book


It is fitting that the first book to be published on the new subject of virtual colonoscopy takes the form of an atlas with an abundance of images. Radiolo­ gists approaching this exciting new technique for detecting colorectal neoplasms will rely on their traditional radiological knowledge gained from experience with several different tools, including computed tomography scanning, double­ contrast barium enema, computer image processing, and, of course, conventional colonoscopic findings. In many cases, the resulting blend of image information is entirely novel and radiologists will be faced with unfamiliar image artifacts as well as the problem of distinguishing stool from real lesions. This atlas will be of great value to those applying this new technique. In this volume, Abraham H. Dachman, MD, has persuaded most of the world's authorities pioneering virtual colonoscopy to contribute their cases as well as their insights. The material is effectively organized into a preliminary text sec­ tion of clinical and research issues followed by a well-illustrated, high-quality collection of case images. It is of interest to note that most of the 2D images re­ main in black-and-white format, whereas the 3D images are often presented in color largely because the 3D software applications are commercial products and therefore more creatively formatted to resemble the pink/orange tint of human colonic mucosa.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Abraham H. Dachman
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3031-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21558-7
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