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Principles of imaging tests

Sujal R. Desai, Susan J. Copley, Zelena A. Aziz and David M. Hansell

in Thoracic Imaging

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560479
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191726248 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199560479.003.0001

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Radiology

Principles of imaging tests

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Chest radiography 2

Computed tomography (CT) 5

High-resolution CT (HRCT) 8

Helical and multidetector CT (MDCT) 10

Radionuclide imaging 12

Miscellaneous radionuclide tests used in chest medicine 13

Positron emission tomography (PET) 15

Magnetic resonance imaging 17

Ultrasound 18

Radiation dose 19

The chest radiograph (CXR) is the mainstay of radiological investigation in patients with suspected lung disease. Despite the considerable advances in radiographic technology, the key physical principles of chest radiography technique have not changed appreciably over 100 years....

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Subjects: Radiology ; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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