1 Anatomy.- 1 Normal Anatomy of the Human Lung and Associated Structures.- 2 Imaging the Human Chest.- 2 Clinical History and Physical Examination.- 3 Conventional Chest Radiography.- 4 Computed Tomography of the Thorax: Lungs and Mediastinum.- 5 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Thorax.- 6 Ultrasound Examination of the Thorax.- 7 Conventional and Digital Subtraction Angiography.- 8 Bronchography.- 9 Pulmonary Function Tests.- 10 Bronchoscopy and Surgical Procedures for Inspection and Biopsy.- 11 Bronchoalveolar and Serum Markers of Lung Disease.- 12 Radionuclide Studies of the Lung.- 13 Digital Chest Imaging.- 3 Diseases of the Lung and Related Structures.- 14 Abnormalities of Pulmonary and Mediastinal Vessels.- 15 Pneumonias.- 16 Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 17 Sarcoidosis.- 18 Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.- 19 The Immunocompromised Host.- 20 Radiology of Diffuse Lung Disease.- 21 Cystic Lung Disorders.- 22 Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases.- 23 Pulmonary Abscess and Empyema.- 24 Pulmonary Collapse (Atelectasis).- 25 Pulmonary Thrombosis, Embolism, and Infarction.- 26 Pulmonary Edema.- 27 Drug-Induced Pulmonary Reactions.- 28 Environmental Lung Disorders: Mineral Pneumoconiosis.- 29 Environmental Lung Disorders Induced by Organic (Nonminerai) Agents.- 30 Environmental Lung Disorders Secondary to Inhalation of Toxic Gases, Fumes, and Aerosols.- 31 Carcinoma of the Lung.- 32 Rare Pulmonary Tumors.- 33 The Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.- 34 Malignant Pulmonary Disorders.- 35 Benign and Malignant Mediastinal Lesions.- 36 Chest Trauma.- 37 The Diaphragm.- 38 Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Pleura and the Chest Wall.- 39 The Intensive Care Chest.
Rapid developments of new investigative techniques and diagnostic modalities such as CT and MRI have revolutionized modern diagnostic imaging. Dr. Sperber and her contributors expertly facilitate understanding of the fundamentals of pulmonary disorders and promote a realistic and appropriate use of the exciting new diagnostic modalities. Methodologies of choosing techniques are also discussed. The first section of the book reviews the applications of the various radiographic modalities. The second part is organized by disease - emphasizing the radiographic manifestations and indicating appropriate imaging techniques most useful for diagnosis.
This book reviews the applications of the various recently developed radiographic modalities (CT and MRI) and discusses which are appropriate for specific lung diseases.