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By Nikolaus Becker PhD (auth.), Maximilian F. Reiser MD, Gerhard van Kaick MD, Christian Fink MD, Stefan O. Schoenberg MD (eds.)

Continuous technical advancements have enhanced the potential for organ-based radiological diagnostics and feature now additionally ended in using committed whole-body examinations within the box of screening and preventive analysis. This booklet goals to supply clinicians with a vast knowing of screening and preventive prognosis utilizing radiological imaging. the 1st a part of the e-book is devoted to the basics of screening and preventive analysis, and contains chapters on epidemiology and pathology, technical and organizational facets of radiological screening, felony and moral matters, and cost-benefit research. the second one a part of the booklet discusses intensive an important functional examples of radiological screening and surveillance, either for unselected populations and for person threat groups.

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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:2219–2226 Black HR (2004) The paradigm has shifted to systolic blood pressure. J Hum Hypertens 18:S3–7 Bostom AG, Silbershatz H, Rosenberg IH, Selhub J, D’Agostino RB, Wolf PA, Jacques PF, Wilson PW (1999) Nonfasting plasma total homocysteine levels and all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in elderly Framingham men and women. Arch Intern Med 159:1077–1080 Bots ML, Launer LJ, Lindemans J, Hoes AW, Hofman A, Witteman JC, Koudstaal PJ, Grobbee DE (1999) Homocysteine and short-term risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in the elderly: the Rotterdam Study.

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