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