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Interpretation of Emergency Head CT

Interpretation of Emergency Head CT
A Practical Handbook

2nd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: July 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2017
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107495937

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  • This easy-to-read Handbook offers clinicians a practical system for interpreting emergency head CT. This image driven book covers a wide spectrum of conditions likely to be encountered in everyday clinical practice. Practical tips for recognizing subtle pathology, through to the more obvious, are supplemented by easy-to-interpret diagrams. New topics have been added since the first edition, including trauma CT cervical spine interpretation, and an up-to-date section on acute stroke. In addition to the clinical chapters, this Handbook provides simplified technical details, and a brief historical background, making it an excellent reference manual and learning aide for all clinicians with an interest in emergency CT head interpretation.

    • Covers a wide range of conditions relating to emergency head CT, allowing the variety of specialist groups needing to interpret these conditions to develop these skills
    • Includes a large number of heightened resolution CT plates showing subtle and obvious anomalies, with the accompanying text limited to precise details
    • Cervical spine CT interpretation and an extended review of normal anatomy have been added to this second edition
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: July 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107495937
    • length: 148 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 139 colour illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Section 1. Fundamentals of Computer Tomography Imaging: Important anatomical considerations
    Section 2. Reviewing a CT Scan:
    1. Acute stroke
    2. Subdural haematoma (SDH)
    3. Extradural/epidural haematoma
    4. Subarachnoid haemorrhage
    5. Traumatic parenchyma brain injury
    6. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
    7. Hypoxic-ischaemic injury
    8. Skull fractures
    9. Raised intracranial pressure
    10. Hydrocephalus
    11. Meningitis
    12. Cerebral abscess
    13. Arteriovenous malformation
    14. Solitary lesions
    15. Multiple lesions
    16. Neck vessel dissection
    Section 3. Cervical Spine: 'ABCS' approach to interpreting multiplanar reformats of the CT cervical spine
    Types of spine fracture
    Section 4. Self-Assessment Section: Self assessment - answers
    Appendix 1. ABCD2 scoring system
    Appendix 2. ROSIER score
    Appendix 3. NICE acute stroke flow pathway
    Appendix 4. Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) assessment
    Appendix 5. NICE guideline for adult CT head
    Appendix 6. NICE guideline for adult CT neck
    Appendix 7. NICE guideline for paediatric CT head
    Appendix 8. NICE guideline for paediatric CT neck
    Appendix 9. Information required prior to neurosurgical transfer
    Appendix 10. Differential diagnosis for intracerebral lesions.

  • Authors

    Erskine J. Holmes, Craigavon Area Hospital
    Erskine J. Holmes is an Emergency Medicine Consultant at Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland.

    Rakesh R. Misra, Wycombe Hospital
    Rakesh R. Misra is a Consultant Radiologist at Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire.

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