Part I: Principles, Methodology, Economics, and Radiation Risk.- Principles of Evidence-Based Imaging.- Critically Assessing the Literature: Understanding Error and Bias.- Radiation Risk from Medical Imaging: A Special Need to Focus on Children.- The Economic and Regulatory Impact of Evidence-Based Medicine on Radiology.- Part II: Oncologic Imaging.- Breast Imaging.- Imaging of Lung Cancer.- Imaging-Based Screening for Colorectal Cancer.- Imaging of Brain Cancer.- Imaging in the Evaluation of Patients with Prostate Cancer.- Part III: Neuroimaging.- Neuroimaging in Alzheimer Disease.- Neuroimaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke.- Neuroimaging for Traumatic Brain Injury.- Neuroimaging of Seizures.- Adults and Children with Headaches: Evidence-Based Role of Neuroimaging.- Imaging Evaluation of Sinusitis: Impact on Health Outcome.- Part IV: Musculoskeletal Imaging.- Imaging of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis in Children and Adults.- Imaging for Knee and Shoulder Problems.- Pediatric Fractures of the Ankle.- .- Imaging of Adults with Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting.- Imaging of the Spine in Victims of Trauma.- Imaging of Spine Disorders in Children: Dysraphism and Scoliosis.- Part V: Cardiovascular and Chest Imaging.- Imaging of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.- Cardiac Evaluation: The Current Status of Outcomes-Based Imaging.- Imaging in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism.- Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Disease.- Imaging of the Cervical Carotid Artery for Atherosclerotic Stenosis.- Blunt Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen.- Part VI: Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging.- Imaging of Appendicitis in Adult and Pediatric Patients.- Imaging in Non-Appendiceal Acute Abdominal Pain.- Intussusception in Children: Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment.- Imaging of Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis (IHPS).- Imaging of Biliary Disorders: Cholecystitis, Bile Duct Obstruction, Stones, and Stricture.- Hepatic Disorders: Colorectal Cancer Metastases, Cirrhosis, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Imaging of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children.- Imaging of Nephrolithiasis and Its Complications in Adults and Children.- Urinary Tract Infection in Infants and Children.- Current Issues in Gynecology: Screening for Ovarian Cancer in the Average Risk Population and Diagnostic Evaluation of Postmenopausal Bleeding.- Imaging of Female Children and Adolescents with Abdominopelvic Pain Caused by Gynecological Pathologies.- Imaging of Boys with an Acute Scrotum: Differentiation of Testicular Torsion from Other Causes.- Index.-
· Uses a four-level classification detailing the strength of the evidence based on the Oxford-criteria.
· Chapters are written by radiologists and imagers in close collaboration with clinical physicians and surgeons to provide balanced and fair analysis of medical topics
· Key points and summarized answers to important clinical issues appear at the beginning of chapters
· Best imaging protocols are described to ensure imaging studies are well standardized and done with highest available quality