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Benseler, J. S., The radiology handbook: a pocket guide to medical imaging / J.S. Benseler. Diagnostic Imaging-methods_Handbooks. WN 39 Br. of diagnostic imaging. Radiographic Anatomy and Interpretation of the Chest and the Pulmonary System. Editors. Harald Ostensen. Holger Pettersson. Authors. Det er en stor optima. The WHO manual of diagnostic imaging. Radiographic Technique and Projections. Editors. Harald Ostensen M.D.. Holger Pettersson M.D.

Scope of Book: The chapters are reasonably concise yet wide ranging; each includes bullets to emphasize important facts and questions for review. Contents: All subspecialty organ systems are covered. Cardiology and gastroenterology are addressed in multiple chapters. Common and important diagnostic tests are presented as separate chapters, as are the important "horizontal disciplines" clinical pharmacology, medical ethics, geriatrics, and preventive medicine. The review questions are answered at the end of each chapter; a few sentences provide explanations for each question. Strengths: The comprehensiveness and depth of coverage are on target for board certification candidates. The bulleted items provide a quick way to review the important points of each chapter. Deficiencies: The content is oriented more to inpatient medicine than to outpatient care and thus lags behind somewhat in matching the new areas of emphasis on the board examination.

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The angles defining the region protected by the gantry are shown. One note of caution, ceiling slabs often vary in thickness, for example they may be made from concrete poured onto metal decking with a trapezoidal cross section.

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Therefore the minimum thickness should be used for the assessment. In addition, concrete slabs that appear solid may have a hollow core, so it is important to confirm the structure at an early stage before construction begins. If the material in the walls does not provide enough protection, then lead in the form of lead plywood, where the lead is sandwiched between layers of wood, or lead plasterboard, is recommended. An analytic equation has been developed to represent the form of broad beam transmission curves 7 for which coefficients have been derived for different materials from comparison with experimental measurements 2, 3.

Values for the coefficients for a selection of ceiling heights are given in Table 7, together with indicative scatter levels over a 2 m barrier that might be expected in a CT room in a busy department.

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Tertiary scatter through unprotected doorways can present a problem in fluoroscopy rooms as well as CT. The inverse of this can be used to calculate the thickness of the material required. There are many different types of brick of varying density, so the values given in Table 8 are only representative.

Most radiographic and fluoroscopic rooms will only require 1 mm of lead to protect against scatter, unless the unit is close to a wall. In addition, the thickness of shielding required to meet design criteria for higher workloads does not increase as rapidly with KAP workload. It is only when protection is required against Table 7.

Coefficients for calculating tertiary scatter over a barrier from a CT facility for substitution in equation 9. Diagnostic imaging DI is currently the fastest growing category in medical expenditure [ 3 , 4 ]. Over the last years, an increasing number of CEA of DI technologies have been published [ 5 — 12 ], though broad application has yet to happen.

The distinct central role diagnostic imaging plays in medical decision-making, as well as the continued emergence of new and varied imaging technologies, increases the importance of cost-effectiveness evaluation in imaging technology assessment. Although they contain excellent technical background, radiologists and other DI professionals still might feel insecure in performing and interpreting CEA, as economic evaluation is not part of medical training.

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Even for those doctors who received additional training, performing CEA analyses in DI is challenging due to missing standardized methodologies. Furthermore, the effects both on costs and health outcome largely depend on the treatment strategy decisions that are made based on the imaging results themselves.

Synthesis of available evidence incorporated in decision analytic modelling forms the link between a diagnostic test and its effects in terms of costs and health outcome.

A comprehensive practical guide to the use of decision modelling techniques can be found in the book of Briggs et al.

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The aim of this article is to provide an introduction to the tools necessary to perform and interpret CEA. We thereby transfer the theory of evidence synthesis and decision analytic modelling to practical clinical research by demonstrating key principles and steps of CEA in diagnostic imaging.

Rationale of cost-effectiveness analysis in diagnostic imaging A cost-effectiveness analysis is the comparative analysis of alternative courses of action in terms of both their costs and consequences. In imaging, these alternative courses of action can be utilization of different imaging techniques, or, more generally, imaging versus no imaging.

In a conceptual framework developed by Fineberg et al. The health outcome can also directly be affected by the imaging test itself.

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