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A Rational Approach to Tumor Imaging in the Abdomen

  • J. K. T. Lee
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

A wide array of imaging studies is now available for the detection, characterization and staging of known and suspected intra-abdominal neoplasms. Imaging studies are also invaluable for monitoring tumor response to various treatments. Both radiologists and referring clinicians often face the dilemma of determining the best imaging approach towards establishing a specific diagnosis given a set of clinical findings. With the increasing availability of a wide variety of imaging technologies, there is often a tendency to perform a large number of examinations before drawing a conclusion. This “shotgun” approach not only subjects the individual patient to unnecessary discomfort and risk, but also is not tolerated in the new, cost-conscious health care environment.

Keywords

Transitional Cell Carcinoma Conventional Radiography Adrenal Adenoma Compute Tomography Attenuation Excretory Urography 
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Suggested Reading

  1. Kenney PJ, Lee JKT (1998) The adrenals. In: Lee JKT, Sagel SS, Stanley RJ, Heiken JP (eds) Computed tomography with MRI correlation, 3rd edn. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA, pp 1171–1208Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. T. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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