Radiology in Surgical Practice

Radiology in Surgical Practice

By Susan J. Neuhaus, MBBS, PhD, FRACS, Consultant Surgeon, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville and The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; Peter G. Devitt, MBBS, MS, FRACS, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; and Kirsten L. Gormly, MBBS, FRANZCR, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia

Section I Radiological investigations

. Current radiological practice
. Plain radiography
. Contrast studies
. Computed tomography
. Ultrasound
. Magnetic resonance imaging
. Nuclear medicine
. Positron emission tomography
. Interventional radiology

Section II Specific clinical perspectives

. Radiology in the acute abdomen
. Imaging of the upper digestive tract
. Imaging in hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease
. Imaging in colorectal disease
. Gastrointestinal fistulae
. Gastrointestinal bleeding
. The abdominal mass
. Abdominal wall hernias
. Renal and genitourinary imaging
. Breast disease and imaging
. Imaging in endocrine disease
. Imaging in vascular disease
. Management of the asymptomatic 'incidentaloma'
. Screening, staging and follow-up in malignancy
. In-theatre radiology
. Imaging in trauma

Appendix Radiation protection and patient doses in diagnostic imaging