Fundamentals in Oncologic Ultrasound

Sonographic Imaging and Intervention in the Cancer Patient

  • Orlando Catalano
  • Antonio Nunziata
  • Alfredo Siani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pages 113-144
  3. Pages 145-179
  4. Pages 181-269
  5. Pages 271-330
  6. Pages 331-368
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-375

About this book


This essential volume provides detailed information on all key aspects of tumor imaging with diverse sonographic techniques. In the first part, the reader will find aspects on the main issues in clinical oncology, including screening, detection, characterization and staging of malignant neoplasms, assessment of response to treatment, and follow-up. Then, the examination technique and the main findings of all ultrasound modalities (gray-scale ultrasound, spectral Doppler, color-Doppler, power-Doppler, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound) are described, with special reference to clues and pitfalls in the process of diagnosis. Subsequently all clinical scenarios where ultrasound plays a major role are described in detail. The last part of the book depicts the main US-guided, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

Radiologists and non-radiologists performing ultrasound studies will find the book useful in their clinical practice.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Orlando Catalano
    • 1
  • Antonio Nunziata
    • 2
  • Alfredo Siani
    • 1
  1. 1.1st Department of RadiologyNational Cancer Institute “Fondazione G. Pascale”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiology“S. Bellone” CenterNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1354-4
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1355-1
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