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Ferri's Best Test Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Ferri's Best Test Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

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For nearly 25 years, Ferri's concise, pocket-sized resources have served as the go-to medical reference books among students, residents, and other medical professionals. Ferri’s Best Test continues that trend, providing fast, effective, and efficient guidance and helping you review the most important laboratory and imaging testing information, with an added focus on cost-effective decision making.

    • Quickly access important information with concise, well-organized guidance to the most common lab tests and diagnostic imaging modalities.
    • Simplify your decision-making process through analysis that describes the most common imaging studies for each organ system, reviewing their indications, advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs.
    • Confidently address problematic situations with background data that examines over 384 laboratory tests, describing the normal range of results in adult patients, typical abnormalities (positive tests, increased or decreased values), and the likeliest causes.
    • Select the best test for diagnosing more than 200 common diseases and disorders.
    • Keep important information at your fingertips with this portable, pocket-sized format that allows for convenient consultation anytime, anywhere.
      • Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with thoroughly updated content.
      • Expand your understanding of the testing process with the help of new algorithms and additional images.
      • Take advantage of a practical, easily accessible format that is organized by clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and diagnostic algorithms for expedited reference and test ordering.
      • Access over 300 laboratory tests and their approximate cost; review new modalities, such as magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS); and see diagnostic algorithms of the most common diseases and disorders.

      SECTION I Diagnostic imaging A. Abdominal and Gastrointestinal (GI) imaging 1. Abdominal film, plain (kidney, ureter, and bladder [KUB]) 2. Barium enema (BE) 3. Barium swallow (esophagram) 4. Upper GI (UGI) series 5. Computed tomographic colonography (CTC, virtual colonoscopy) 6. CT scan of abdomen and pelvis 7. Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) 8. Hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan 9. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) 10. Percutaneous biliary procedures 11. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) 12. Meckel scan (TC-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy) 13. MRI scan of abdomen 14. Small-bowel series 15. TC-99m sulfur colloid (TC-99m SC) scintigraphy for GI bleeding 16. TC-99m-labeled red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy for GI bleeding 17. Ultrasound of abdomen 18. Ultrasound of appendix 19. Ultrasound of gallbladder and bile ducts 20. Ultrasound of liver 21. Ultrasound of pancreas 22. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) 23. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) B. Breast imaging 1. Mammogram 2. Breast ultrasound 3. MRI of the breast C. Cardiac imaging 1. Stress echocardiography 2. Cardiovascular radionuclide imaging (thallium, sestamibi, dipyridamole [Persantine] scan) 3. Cardiac MRI (CMR) 4. Multidetector CT scan 5. Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) 6. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

      7. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) D. Chest imaging 1. Chest radiograph 2. CT scan of chest 3. MRI scan of chest E. Endocrine imaging 1. Adrenal medullary scintigraphy (metaiodobenzylguanidine [MIBG] scan) 2. Parathyroid (PTH) scan 3. Thyroid scan (radioiodine uptake study) 4. Thyroid ultrasound F. Genitourinary imaging 1. Obstetric ultrasound 2. Pelvic ultrasound 3. Prostate ultrasound 4. Renal ultrasound 5. Scrotal ultrasound 6. Transvaginal (endovaginal) ultrasound 7. Urinary bladder ultrasound 8. Hysterosalpingography (HSG) 9. Intravenous pyelography (IVP) and retrograde pyelography G. Musculoskeletal and spinal cord imaging 1. Plain x-ray films of skeletal system 2. Bone densitometry (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry [DEXA] scan) 3. MRI scan of spine 4. MRI scan of shoulder 5. MRI scan of hip and extremities 6. MRI scan of pelvis 7. MRI scan of knee 8. CT scan of spinal cord 9. Arthrography 10. CT myelography 11. Nuclear imaging (bone scan, gallium scan, white blood cell [WBC] scan) H. Neuroimaging of brain 1. CT scan of brain 2. MRI scan of brain I. Positron emission tomography (PET) J. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) K. Vascular imaging 1. Angiography 2. Aorta ultrasound 3. Arterial ultrasound 4. Captopril renal scan (CRS) 5. Carotid ultrasonography 6. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) 7. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) 8. Magnetic resonance direct thrombus imaging (MRDTI) 9. Pulmonary angiography 10. Transcranial Doppler 11. Venography 12. Compression ultrasonography and venous Doppler ultrasound 13. Ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) lung scan L. Oncology 1. Whole-body integrated (dual-modality) PET-CT 2. Whole-body MRI SECTION II Laboratory values and interpretation of results

      ACE level

      Acetone (serum or plasma)

      Acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody

      Acid phosphatase (serum)

      Acid serum test

      Activated clotting time (ACT)

      Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT)

      Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

      Alanine aminopeptidase

      Alanine ami

      Fred F. Ferri, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

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