Richard C. Semelka

  • This fourth edition of Abdominal-Pelvic MRI provides the reader with a significant update on earlier works. Modern diagnostic MRI relies on the practitioner's ability to distinguish between diseases through pattern recognition and experience, and this landmark reference provides the most complete coverage of magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, with particular emphasis on illustrating benign, malignant and inflammatory lesions
    An established best-seller in this field updated with multiple brand new case figures supplying the reader with high quality examples of diagnoses and anatomy Includes discussion of  new sequences, such as diffusion-weighted imaging and a new chapter on MR/PET  Describes techniques and tips for controlling motion, including radial acquisition and shorter breath hold acquisition using techniques of multigradient parallel imaging in order to achieve high quality images  Offers practice advice and recommendations for contrast agents taking into account patient safety, efficacy, and cost  Accompanying digital edition offers rapid search and easy figure download

  • The first complete textbook and atlas of the vitally important technique of bone age assessment utilizing MRI for childrens hand and wristThis latest volume in the growing Wiley Current Clinical Imaging series is a musthave resource that collects, in a single volume, all that is currently known and applicable about the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the assessment of bone age.Presented in two parts, TextAtlas of Skeletal Age Determination: MRI of the Hand and Wrist in Children first focuses on the anatomic, social, and legal aspects of bone age, providing a concise overview of the use of bone age determination in medical, legal, and social systems.??It then covers the clinical use and application of MRI in assessing bone age. The book offers complete chapter coverage on endocrinology, puberty, and disorders of pubertal development; bone marrow maturation in healthy and diseased states; growth failure and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; skeletal findings in neurometabolic disease, genetic disease, and pediatric oncology patients; and much more.TextAtlas of Skeletal Age Determination provides:A comprehensive review of the medical, legal, and social aspects of bone age assessmentAn indepth discussion of MRI as an alternative to the traditional ionizing radiationbased radiographic techniques for the assessment of bone ageComplete guidelines for clinical application of these MRIbased techniquesRecipes for replicating these techniques and applications for diverse patient populationsCuttingedge information prepared and presented by an international team of expertsA superb collection of beautifully reproduced, highquality imagesThis is an ideal book for radiologists, pediatricians, family physicians, endocrinologists, and sports medicine physicians interested in skeletal development and bone age assessment.

  • The first booklength treatment of the absolutely essential topic of U.S. health care reform for imaging specialistsThis latest volume in the Current Clinical Imaging series offers all professionals involved with imaging a cogent, concise discussion of major issues related to health care reform from the perspective of fellow imaging specialists. It provides radiologists with a solid footing in understanding where they are now and where they can expect to be in the evolution of health care reform over the next ten years.Presenting an excellent balance of clinical and health care policy issues, Health Care Reform in Radiology reinforces the central role of health promotion and preventive medicine in U.S. health care systems while offering an international perspective on the subject. Topical coverage includes evidencebased outcomes for health care delivery, the impact of the determination of imaging tests effectiveness, patient safety, medicolegal reform, reimbursement issues, and universal healthcare benefits and challenges.Health Care Reform in Radiology presents a program to:Enhance patient safety and quality of careAnticipate new or revised standards for all imaging modalitiesSuggest the more appropriate use of imaging based on the latest clinical evidenceDiscuss the evolving regulations defining the training required to perform imaging proceduresEncourage careerlong learning (CME, maintenance of certification, etc.)Show fellow radiologists how to provide added value for patients and referring physiciansDeveloped and written by two top experts in the field, this is an ideal book for all professionals involved with imaging as well as physician groups that depend on radiology.

  • This fifth edition of the most accessible introduction to MRI principles and applications from renowned teachers in the field provides an understandable yet comprehensive update.
    Accessible introductory guide from renowned teachers in the field Provides a concise yet thorough introduction for MRI focusing on fundamental physics, pulse sequences, and clinical applications without presenting advanced math Takes a practical approach, including up-to-date protocols, and supports technical concepts with thorough explanations and illustrations Highlights sections that are directly relevant to radiology board exams Presents new information on the latest scan techniques and applications including 3 Tesla whole body scanners, safety issues, and the nephrotoxic effects of gadolinium-based contrast media

  • Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is an ideal companion for medical students and clinicians, with a focus on medical learning and patient management to support clerkship rotations and internship training.
    This brand new title delivers comprehensive radiological illustrations of various pathologies on different modalities, guiding the reader through the processes of understanding different imaging techniques, requesting the most appropriate medical imaging modality and procedure in order to reach a clinical diagnosis.
    With a simple approach to a wide-range of organ-based important pathologies from an imaging point of view, this comprehensively illustrated volume uses a simple consistent categorization scheme.
    This book includes:
    In-depth evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses for each modality Explanations of the basic physics of different imaging modalities An accessible overview of the current FDA and ACR guidelines for imaging safety, radiation risks, with special guidelines for imaging children and pregnant women An exploration of a wide-range of organ-based pathologies from an imaging point of view Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is a timely, manageable and concise learning resource, with broad topic coverage and enhanced learning features to help students and clinicians answer the question, which test should I order? and confidently diagnose and manage conditions.

  • The first single source work to deal with the two primary radiologic modalities in diagnosing and treating benign and malignant diseases of the liver, presented with clearly laid out MRI and CT correlations. Developed by an editor team led by one of the world´s leading authorities in abdominal imaging, Richard C. Semelka MD. User-friendly, atlas-style presentation, with over 1500 MRI and CT images in over 320 figures featuring state-of-the-art MR and CT imaging sequences, multidetector row CT images, 3D reformatted images, breath-hold MRI sequences, and cutting-edge MR 3T images Highly practical approach for imaging of focal and diffuse liver lesions, complete relevant and systematic (differential) diagnostic information, the latest references to primary literature and clinical evidence, and patient management possibilities Reflects a pattern-recognition approach to MRI and CT imaging, assisting with efficient scanning of images and assessment and diagnosis of disorders