This open access book focuses on diagnostic and interventional imaging of the chest, breast, heart, and vessels. It consists of a remarkable collection of contributions authored by internationally respected experts, featuring the most recent diagnostic developments and technological advances with a highly didactical approach. The chapters 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.
As such, it presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge on imaging of the heart and chest, as well as thoracic interventions and a selection of “hot topics”.
The book is intended for radiologists, however, it is also of interest to clinicians in oncology, cardiology, and pulmonology.
About the Author
Juerg Hodler is Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Radiology University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of the University Hospital in Zurich. He has published more than 240 original papers, mostly in the field of musculoskeletal radiology and has served as a co-editor for the Journal of Skeletal Radiology for 10 years. He has been active in several scientific societies, currently mainly in the International Skeletal Society. Last but not least, he is Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course in Davos.
Rahel A. Kubik-Huch is Head of the Institute of Radiology and the Department of Medical Services and a member of the executive board at the Kantonsspital Baden in Switzerland. She has a strong interest in female imaging with expertise in all imaging modalities and imaging-guided minimal invasive breast interventions. She is Deputy Editor of European Radiology, a member and past President of the executive board of the Swiss Society of Radiology as well as member of the core team (scientific advisor) and Course Organizer of the MIBB (minimal invasive breast biopsies) working Group of the Swiss Society of Senology. She is a course Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course Davos (IDKD), Course Advisor of the Breast Imaging Satellite Course Pearl of the IDKD and a former organizer of the Advanced Breast and Pelvis Imaging Course of the ESMRMB where she has remained a member of the faculty. She has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to several book chapters and has been an invited speaker in her area of expertise at a number of national and international symposia and meetings.
Gustav K. von Schulthess is internationally known as a pioneer of hybrid imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MR), leader and visionary. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in Physics in 1980 and is doubly board certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, obtaining postdocs in Zurich, St. Gallen and San Francisco. He was the President of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology and has been an Honorary Member since 1996. He served as President of the Swiss Society of Nuclear Medicine from 1996 to 1999 and 2012 to 2014, and received an honorary degree in Medicine from the University of Copenhagen in 2007 and became Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America in 2008. He was the Director of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), Switzerland from 1991 until 2014, Chief Medical Officer of USZ from 2005 to 2007 and Department Chair of Medical Radiology from 2011 to 2014. He stepped down from his duties in 2014 and is currently an advisor to Nuclear Medicine at USZ as well as to GE Healthcare. Last but not least, he has been one of the Directors of the International Diagnostic Course in Davos (IDKD), Switzerland since 1995, where he helped bring IDKD to Asia and will help bring it to South America in the future.