O'Gara, Patrick T.
Oct 15th, 2017 - Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a complex valve lesion that can pose significant management challenges for the cardiovascular clinician. This Expert Consensus Document emphasizes that recognition of MR should prompt an assessment of its etiology, mechanism, and severity, as well as indications for treatment.
Apr 30th, 2018 - This document has been developed as an Expert Consensus Document by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in collaboration with the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Mended Hearts, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society of Nuclear Medic.
Julia H. Indik
Jul 6th, 2017 - This document is intended to help cardiologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of adult and pediatric patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) who are to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and/or radiation treatment. We also address the safety of employees with CIEDs who might co.
Aug 12th, 2018 - Obstruction and perforation due to colorectal cancer represent challenging matters in terms of diagnosis, life-saving strategies, obstruction resolution and oncologic challenge. The aims of the current paper are to update the previous WSES guidelines for the management of large bowel perforation and obstructive left colon carcinoma (OLCC) and to develop new guidelines on obstructive right colon.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Sep 5th, 2013 - The review and management of computed tomography (CT) protocols is a facility's ongoing mechanism of ensuring that exams being performed achieve the desired diagnostic image quality at the lowest radiation dose possible while properly exploiting the capabilities of the equipment being used. Therefore, protocol management and review are essential activities in ensuring patient safety and accepta.
Apr 30th, 2017 - Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used.
Jonas D. Fontenot
Jan 5th, 2014 - Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), in its many forms, is an important tool in improving the effectiveness of clinical radiation oncology. IGRT involves the use of patient images to localize and reposition the patient or delivery system prior to treatment to ensure that the therapeutic beam is correctly directed toward the target.
Apr 30th, 2017 - Breast pain (or tenderness) is a common symptom, experienced by up to 80% of women at some point in their lives. Fortunately, it is rarely associated with breast cancer.
John U. Doherty
Aug 31st, 2017 - This document assesses a wide array of imaging modalities available to the clinician in the evaluation of patients with VHD. Presented here is a broad spectrum of clinical scenarios in such patients.
Apr 30th, 2017 - Pulmonary tuberculosis remains a major cause of disease worldwide and an important public health hazard in the United States. The imaging evaluation depends to a large degree on clinical symptoms and whether active disease is suspected or a subject is at high risk for developing active disease.
Apr 30th, 2017 - Chronic hip pain is a common clinical problem whose cause is often elucidated by imaging. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria for chronic hip pain define best practices of image ordering.
Dec 31st, 2016 - Since its introduction in 1968, ERCP has become an invaluable procedure in the diagnosis and management of a variety of pancreaticobiliary disorders. The role of ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic to a mainly therapeutic intervention because of improvements in other imaging modalities including magnetic resonance imaging and/or MRCP and EUS.
Timothy M. Bateman
Sep 30th, 2016 - Many patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) benefit from the information provided by a noninvasive cardiac imaging test. Cardiac imaging tests can provide information regarding the presence, extent, and severity of CAD, estimate risk for early and late major adverse cardiac events, and assist in determining the most appropriate treatment, including medical therapy and/or.
Apr 30th, 2017 - Chylothorax is an uncommon but serious medical condition, which arises when intestinal lymphatic fluid leaks into the pleural space. Treatment strategies depend on the daily output and underlying etiology, which may be due to direct injury to lymphatic vessels or a nontraumatic disorder.
Oct 31st, 2017 - Evaluation of cranial neuropathy can be complex given the different pathway of each cranial nerve as well as the associated anatomic landmarks. Radiological evaluation requires imaging of the entire course of the nerve from its nucleus to the end organ.
Apr 30th, 2017 - t is now generally accepted that nontraumatic back pain in the pediatric population is common. The presence of isolated back pain in a child has previously been an indication for imaging, however, recently a more conservative approach has been suggested using clinical criteria.
Oct 31st, 2017 - Aortic stenosis is a common valvular condition with increasing prevalence in aging populations. When severe and symptomatic, the downstream prognosis is poor without surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Apr 30th, 2017 - In patients with chronic chest pain in the setting of high probability of coronary artery disease (CAD), imaging has major and diverse roles. First, imaging is valuable in determining and documenting the presence, extent, and severity of myocardial ischemia, hibernation, scarring, and/or the presence, site, and severity of obstructive coronary lesions.
Oct 31st, 2017 - Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women in the United States. Breast reconstruction surgery is a commonly used therapy for patients with breast cancer.
Oct 31st, 2017 - Patients with locally advanced invasive breast cancers are often treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to definitive surgical intervention. The primary aims of this approach are to: 1) reduce tumor burden thereby permitting breast conservation rather than mastectomy, 2) promptly treat possible metastatic disease, whether or not it is detectable on preoperative staging, and 3) potentially.