This atlas is designed as an easy-to-use reference guide that identifies and illustrates the key patterns of diffuse lung diseases observed on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and then documents in more detail the characteristics and appearances of the individual diseases, grouped on the basis of their prevalent pattern. A further feature of the book is its interdisciplinary nature: contributions from experts in various specialties are tightly interwoven throughout and many pathologic correlations are included. Less experienced readers will find that this atlas, with its wealth of figures and helpful color coding, steers them towards correct interpretation when confronted by the multiplicity and complexity of these diseases; those who are already experts, on the other hand, will benefit from the detailed coverage of individual diseases, which will deepen their understanding. At the end of the book, a graphically appealing and practice-oriented illustrated glossary with tips and tricks offers a further highly effective educational tool. Given the clinical spectrum of diseases covered, this atlas will prove invaluable for a wide range of healthcare workers, especially radiologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists.
Giorgia Dalpiaz is a radiologist at Ospedale Bellaria, AUSL di Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Dr. Dalpiaz gained her MD from the University of Bologna in 1991 before completing her specialization in Radiology at the University of Trieste. She subsequently undertook a Fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Dr. Dalpiaz is a council member of Italian Thoracic Radiology and a member of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM). She is the author of more than 50 papers or book chapters and has been an invited speaker or taught at more than 100 congresses and courses. Alessandra Cancellieri is a senior pathologist treating lung and mediastinal diseases at Ospedale Maggiore in Bologna, Italy. She graduated from the University of Bologna School of Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum, prior to completing a Doctorate in Oncology and studying at the University's School of Specialization with a focus on Anatomic Pathology. After her studies, she trained under the supervision of Prof. T. V. Colby (Department Head) at the Pathology Department of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, USA (2001). She is the author of numerous articles and papers on various topics related to anatomical pathology - in particular, lung pathology - published in leading Italian and international reviews and journals. She contributed the anatomical pathology sections of the book "Diffuse Lung Diseases" published by Springer in 2004, and has been a frequent speaker and lecturer at numerous congresses and courses regarding lung and mediastinal pathology.
Anatomy.- Secondary Lobule.- Thinking through Pathology.- Elementary Lesions.- How to approach the Diseases.- Key HRCT Patterns.- Septal Pattern.- Fibrosing Pattern.- Nodular Pattern.- Alveolar Pattern.- Cystic Pattern.- Dark Lung Pattern.- Septal Diseases.- Fibrosing Diseases.- Nodular Diseases.- Alveolar Diseases.- Cystic Diseases.- Dark Lung Diseases.- Case-Based Glossary with Tips & Tricks.