Written by internationally renowned experts, this volume deals with imaging of diseases of heart, chest and breast. The different topics are disease-oriented and cover all the relevant imaging modalities, including standard radiography, CT, nuclear medicine with PET, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as imaging-guided interventions. This book presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge in imaging of the heart and chest , as well as thoracic interventions and a selection of "hot topics" of breast imaging. It will be particularly relevant for residents in radiology, but also very useful for experienced radiologists and clinicians specializing in thoracic disease and wishing to update their knowledge of this rapidly developing field.
Workshops: 1. Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer. 2. CT Diagnosis and Management of Focal Lung Disease. 3. Plain Film and CT Diagnosis of the Adult Mediastinum and Hilum: Pitfalls vs. Disease. 4. Current Approach to Acute and Chronic Airway Disease. 5. CT Evaluation of the Pediatric Chest in Routine Clinical Practice. 6. The Chest of the Newborn and Young Infant. 7. Modern Diagnosis in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Vascular Disease. 8. Imaging of Pulmonary Infections. 9. Acute Cardiopulmonary Disease: Trauma and ICU. 10. Missed Lung Lesions: Side by Side Com parison of Chest Radiography with MDCT. 11. Plain Film and HRCT Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease. 12. A Systemic Approach to Chest X-Ray Analysis. 13. Diseases of the Chest Wall, Pleura and Diaphragm. 14. Chest Manifestations of Systemic Diseases. 15. Clinical Applications of 3D Imaging in Thoracic Vascular Pathology. 16. Morphologic Cardiac and Pericardiac Imaging with CT and MR for the Chest Radiologist. 17a. Cardiac Function Imaging with CT and MR for the Chest Radiologist. 17b. Cardiac Function Imaging with MR for the Chest Radiologist. 18. An Integrative Approach to Imaging of Cardiac Ischemic Heart Disease. 19. Imaging of Congenital Cardiovascular Disease. 20. Interventional Radiology in the Thorax of Adults. 21. Mammography and Breast Ultrasound (including Bi-Rads Classification).- Nuclear Medicine Satellite Course "Diamond": 1. Lymphoma: Differential Diagnosis of Me - dia stinal Masses and Response Evaluation. 2. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging with SPECT-CT. 3. Staging, Restaging and Response Evaluation of NSCLC. 4. V/Q Scanning. 5. Cardiovascular Imaging with PET. 6. PET-CT Evaluation of the Pleura and Chest Wall. 7. Molecular Imaging for Radiation Treatment Planning. 8. NM in Breast Cancer Staging, Restaging and Response Evaluation.- Pediatric Radiology Satellite Course "Kangaroo": 1. Children's abnormal Chest other than Pneumonia and Heart Disease. 2. Acute Lung Infection in Children. 3. Vascular Malformations of the Pediatric Chest. 4. Airway Obstruction in Children