Fundamentals of Virtual Colonoscopy
Perhaps one of the most attractive features of this book is its manageablesize and quality of the images. Each of the nine chapters is succinct and, indeed, it is possible to read the whole volume in an afternoon. The book serves as an introduction to virtual colonoscopy (VC) and would be of use to those with little direct experience of the technique. The editor, Dr Abraham Dachman, has assembled an impressive collection of contributors, each at the cutting edge of current VC research.
Overall, the volume is well-written, easy to read and provides a useful summary for those with little prior knowledge.
“‘Fundamentals of Virtual Colonoscopy’ coordinated by A. Dachman and written by a panel of international experts represents a practical guide for radiologists, gastroenterologists, radiology residents and technologists. … The sections are completed with clear and numerous illustrations, which facilitate comprehension of CT colonography. … an excellent practical guide for initiation of CT colonography.” (P. Hecketsweiler, Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, Vol. 27 (6), 2005)
From the Back Cover
Virtual colonoscopy is a rapidly developing technique that can be performed in an outpatient setting without sedation. It promises to be safer and less intrusive than conventional diagnostic tests for colon cancer and is attractive to patients. Despite the attention that virtual colonoscopy has received among medical professionals, many lack an understanding of the basics of this cutting-edge procedure. Renowned radiologist Abraham Dachman, MD, and a distinguished group of international contributors have prepared a fundamentals book that fills this void. This practical handbook fully explains the essentials of this state-of-the-art technique to radiologists, gastroenterologists, radiology residents, and technologists. Key topics include: