© 2008

Screening and Preventive Diagnosis with Radiological Imaging

  • Maximilian F. Reiser
  • Gerhard van Kaick
  • Christian Fink
  • Stefan O. Schoenberg

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Fundamentals and Prerequisites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikolaus Becker
      Pages 3-11
    3. Volker Heinemann
      Pages 13-37
    4. Stefan Delorme, Gerhard van Kaick
      Pages 39-51
    5. Stefan O. Schoenberg, Maximilian F. Reiser
      Pages 63-75
    6. Olaf Dietrich, Stefan O. Schoenberg
      Pages 77-126
    7. Jürgen Griebel, Gunnar Brix, Harald Kramer
      Pages 127-136
    8. Stella Reiter-Theil, Nicola Stingelin Giles
      Pages 137-146
  3. Organ-Related Examinations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Screening in Unselected Populations

      1. Susanne Ladd, Harald Kramer, Christoph R. Becker, Norbert Weiss, Ulrich Hoffmann
        Pages 149-182
      2. Karin Hellerhoff, Claudia Perlet, Thomas Schlossbauer, Dragana Filipas, Sascha Pahernik, Joachim W. Thüroff et al.
        Pages 183-214
      3. Gabriela Stolz, Dieter Weitzel
        Pages 215-231
      4. Marco Essig, Johannes Schröder
        Pages 233-248
      5. Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Holger Boehm
        Pages 249-260
    3. Preventive Diagnosis for Risk Groups

      1. Roger Eibel, Dennis Nowak, Claudia I. Henschke, Matthew Cham, David F. Yankelevitz, Christian Fink et al.
        Pages 263-309
      2. Thomas Schlossbauer, Karin Hellerhoff, Claudia Perlet, Friedhelm Raue, Stefan Delorme
        Pages 311-328
      3. Gerald U. Denk, Ulrich Beuers, Johannes R. Bogner, Michael Fischereder
        Pages 329-347
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 349-363

About this book


Continuous technical developments have improved the potential of organ-based radiological diagnostics and have now also led to the use of dedicated whole-body examinations in the field of screening and preventive diagnosis. This book aims to provide clinicians with a broad understanding of screening and preventive diagnosis using radiological imaging. The first part of the book is dedicated to the fundamentals of screening and preventive diagnosis, and comprises chapters on epidemiology and pathology, technical and organizational aspects of radiological screening, legal and ethical issues, and cost-benefit analysis. The second part of the book discusses in depth the most important practical examples of radiological screening and surveillance, both for unselected populations and for individual risk groups.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 1
  • Gerhard van Kaick
    • 2
  • Christian Fink
    • 3
  • Stefan O. Schoenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical RadiologyUniversity Hospitals — Grosshadern and Innenstadt Ludwig-Maximilians-University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Radiology University Hospital Mannheim Medical Faculty MannheimUniversity of HeidelbergMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Screening and Preventive Diagnosis with Radiological Imaging
  • Editors Maximilian F Reiser
    Gerhard van Kaick
    Christian Fink
    S.O. Schoenberg
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-23553-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06252-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49831-5
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 363
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"This is an ambitious book that seeks to report on the current status of screening, covering the latest innovations in imaging. … This book would be worthwhile for those involved in public health decisions regarding coverage for screening imaging services as well as referring doctors confused about which imaging studies should be ordered for a healthy screening population. The book covers fundamentals of screening, including epidemiology and statistics, and pathology." (Edward I Bluth, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2008)

"This multi-authored book is an extremely useful and timely contribution to the radiology literature. … The book covers clinical, pathological, statistical and ethical issues in addition to the technical aspects of screening itself. As such it will be a valuable addition to many department libraries and will be read profitably not just by interested radiologists, but also clinical colleagues who are involved in screening patients. … I can highly recommend it to all readers." (Dr Arpan K Banerjee, RAD Magazine, June, 2008)