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Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging

Optimizing Diagnostic Imaging of Patients in the Emergency Care Setting

  • Aine Kelly
  • Paul Cronin
  • Stefan Puig
  • Kimberly E. Applegate

Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. Santiago Medina, C. Craig Blackmore, Kimberly E. Applegate, Enrique Alvarado
      Pages 3-18
    3. C. Craig Blackmore, L. Santiago Medina, James G. Ravenel, Gerard A. Silvestri, Kimberly E. Applegate
      Pages 19-26
    4. Jamlik-Omari Johnson, Nabile M. Safdar
      Pages 27-35
    5. Elizabeth K. Weidman, Michael L. Loftus
      Pages 37-46
  3. Neurological Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Ivan M. DeQuesada II, Jason W. Allen
      Pages 49-63
    3. Nadja Kadom, Enrique Alvarado, L. Santiago Medina
      Pages 65-77
    4. Jessica Warsch, Gary H. Danton, Felipe Munera
      Pages 79-90
    5. Manu S. Goyal, Andria L. Ford, Jin-Moo Lee, Katie D. Vo
      Pages 91-112
    6. L. Santiago Medina, Enrique Alvarado, Melissa Debayle, Elza Vasconcellos
      Pages 113-132
    7. Diana M. Gomez-Hassan, Aine Marie Kelly, Daniela N. Minecan, Bruno P. Soares
      Pages 133-150
    8. Laura B. Eisenmenger, Yoshimi Anzai
      Pages 183-203
  4. Cardiothoracic Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Larry A. Latson Jr., Jill E. Jacobs
      Pages 207-218
    3. Andrew J. Bierhals, Pamela K. Woodard
      Pages 219-226
    4. Linda B. Haramati, Vishal K. Patel, Leonard M. Freeman, Paul Thacker, Edward Y. Lee
      Pages 227-245

About this book


This book presents evidence-based criteria to systematically assess the appropriate use of medical imaging in the emergency department and other acute care settings. ​Over the last decade, there have been profound changes in the diagnostic testing and work-up of patients presenting to the emergency department with emergent symptoms. One of the most far-reaching changes has been the increased availability, speed, and accuracy of imaging due, in part, to technical improvements in imaging modalities such as CT, MR, and PET. Although the use of high-end imaging has plateaued in general, increased utilization continues in the ED. These patients are more acutely ill and there is additional pressure to make an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible to facilitate prompt disposition or treatment. There is also strong evidence for the beneficial use of imaging in the emergency setting that results in improved patient outcomes. This book answers that need by providing protocols and guidelines for neuroradiological, cardiothoracic, abdominal and pelvic, musculoskeletal, and pediatric imaging are reviewed in terms of the available imaging modalities, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options. Distinguished by its unique focus on evidence-based emergency imaging in adults, children, and special populations, this book is a unique resource for radiologists, emergency medicine physicians, and physicians in other specialties who need to be informed about the most appropriate uses of diagnostic imaging in the emergency care setting.  


abdominal and pelvic imaging cardiothoracic imaging evidence-based emergency imaging imaging in adults, children, and special populations musculoskeletal imaging neuroradiological imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Aine Kelly
    • 1
  • Paul Cronin
    • 2
  • Stefan Puig
    • 3
  • Kimberly E. Applegate
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Cardio-Thoracic RadiologyMichigan MedicineAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Division of Cardio-Thoracic RadiologyMichigan MedicineAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic, Interventional, and Pediatric Radiology InselspitalUniversity Hospital Bern, University of BernBernSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Kentucky Children’s HospitalLexingtonUSA

About the editors

Aine Marie Kelly, BA, MB BCH BAO, MS, MA


Division of Cardio-Thoracic Radiology

University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems

Department of Radiology

Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Paul Cronin, BA, MB BCH BAO, MS

Associate Professor

Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellowship


Division of Cardio-Thoracic Radiology

University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems

Department of Radiology

Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Stefan Puig, MD, MSc

Associate Professor

Inselspital, University Hospital Bern

Department of Interventional, Pediatric, and Diagnostic Radiology,

Bern, Switzerland

Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology

Klinik im Park, Hirslanden AG,

Zurich,  Switzerland


Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS

Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics

Chief of Pedi

atric Radiology

University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Department of Radiology

Lexington, KY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging
  • Book Subtitle Optimizing Diagnostic Imaging of Patients in the Emergency Care Setting
  • Editors Aine Kelly
    Paul Cronin
    Stefan Puig
    Kimberly E. Applegate
  • Series Title Evidence-Based Imaging
  • Series Abbreviated Title Evidence-Based Imag.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67064-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09787-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67066-9
  • Series ISSN 2625-3674
  • Series E-ISSN 2625-3682
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 658
  • Number of Illustrations 157 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diagnostic Radiology
    Emergency Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“This is a definitive guide to help clinicians make evidence-based decisions when ordering radiology imaging in the emergency setting. … This is an important resource for any clinician that provides acute or emergency care. … With a very deep dive into all of the evidence related to clinical questions and applications, this book would be of great utility to any radiologist, physician, or midlevel provider in the emergency setting.” (Michael D. Zwank, Doody's Book Reviews, December 21, 2019)