Table of contents
About this book
Transabdominal ultrasound has become accepted in clinical practice as a primary imaging procedure in the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the use of ultrasound in the imaging of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract as well as of neoplastic and infectious diseases. The specific ultrasound features of gastrointestinal disorders are explained, and the value and limits of ultrasound are discussed.
Each chapter provides a description of the findings obtained with ultrasound imaging, with inclusion of alternative diagnostic imaging methods for comparative purposes. Specific technical developments and applications of ultrasound relevant to studies of the gastrointestinal tract, such as functional and 3D ultrasound, contrast agents and operative ultrasound, are also discussed.
All authors are considered authorities in their specific fields, and the book includes many high-quality illustrations and the most up-to-date information.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Gabriele Bianchi Porro
- Series Title Medical Radiology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49841-4
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-25826-1
- eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49841-4
- Series ISSN 0942-5373
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages X, 227
- Number of Illustrations 283 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
Imaging / Radiology
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From the reviews:
"A comprehensive overview of the subject, including common and rare bowel pathology. They have enlisted an international group of authors to provide a wide base of clinical experience. … The text is well designed and edited so that there is a consistent style throughout. The chapters are extensively illustrated, and the quality of the ultrasound images is predominately excellent. Each chapter is well referenced. … This book would be a useful addition to a department library … ." (G. Avery, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Vol. 51 (6), 2008)