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CT Colonography for Radiographers

A Guide to Performance and Image Interpretation

  • Joel H. Bortz
  • Aarthi Ramlaul
  • Leonie Munro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 1-7
  3. Leonie Munro
    Pages 9-16
  4. Aarthi Ramlaul, Tracey Gregory
    Pages 17-23
  5. Martin Vosper
    Pages 25-39
  6. Christoph Trauernicht
    Pages 51-59
  7. Rachel Baldwin-Cleland, Janice Muckian
    Pages 61-73
  8. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 125-148
  9. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 149-168
  10. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 181-209
  11. Joel H. Bortz, Hesta Friedrich-Nel
    Pages 211-219
  12. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 221-232
  13. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 233-237
  14. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 239-266
  15. Joel H. Bortz
    Pages 267-276
  16. Joel H. Bortz, Aarthi Ramlaul, Leonie Munro
    Pages 295-308
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 309-316

About this book

Introduction

This book explains every aspect of the role of radiographers in performing CT colonography (CTC) and interpreting CTC images with the aim of enabling radiographers to extend the scope of their practice. It provides all the information required with respect to procurement of informed consent, principles of CT and radiation dose, patient preparation and positioning, the use of contrast media, the performance of diagnostic and screening CTC studies, and the interpretation and reporting of images. A wide range of CTC findings are described and depicted, covering normal anatomy, artifacts, hemorrhoids, polyps, colon cancer, diverticular disease, lipomas, and extracolonic structures. In addition, a chapter focusing on self-assessment of image interpretation will aid learning. The rising number of CTC studies for colon disorders is adding to an already burdened radiology workload. To reduce this workload, radiographers will increasingly be given responsibility to carry out CTC examinations and this book will provide the support that they need in order to perform CTC studies to the standard required.

Keywords

CTC CTC Reporting Colon Cancer Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Carcinoma Diverticular Disease Dose Optimisation in CTC Extracolonic Structures Optical Colonoscopy Polyps

Editors and affiliations

  • Joel H. Bortz
    • 1
  • Aarthi Ramlaul
    • 2
  • Leonie Munro
    • 3
  1. 1.LSG ImagingLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Diagnostic Radiography and ImagingUniversity of HertfordshireHertfordshireUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Formerly School of RadiographyKing Edward VIII HospitalDurban, KZNSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29379-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29377-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29379-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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