Special Issue "Imaging in Non-Traumatic Emergencies"

A special issue of Tomography (ISSN 2379-139X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stefania Tamburrini
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Guest Editor
Department of Radiology, Ospedale del Mare-ASLNa1 Centro, 80147 Napoli, Italy
Interests: ultrasound; computed tomography; emergency radiology; chest imaging; gastrointestinal imaging; urinary imaging; emergency ultrasound; trauma imaging; bowel imaging
Prof. Dr. Mariano Scaglione
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Radiology, James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, TS4 3BW Middlesbrough, UK
2. Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: computed tomography; emergency radiology; chest imaging; gastrointestinal imaging; urinary imaging; trauma imaging; bowel imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Non-traumatic emergencies include a wide spectrum of clinical entities that often require a prompt imaging assessment to prevent potentially serious or irreversible conditions. Non-traumatic emergencies represent a large number of requests for referrals to any emergency department that does not necessarily share the same approaches, protocols, or guidelines. However, the demand of diagnostic imaging in the ER department has risen dramatically and the role of 24/7 radiologists, as members of ER teams, has become more effective. In this issue, the complexity of some relevant pathological entities will be illustrated, emphasizing the role of the state-of-the-art imaging, the clues to diagnosis and the impact on the management decision process.

Dr. Stefania Tamburrini
Prof. Dr. Mariano Scaglione
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ultrasound
  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • emergency radiology
  • chest imaging
  • gastrointestinal imaging
  • urinary imaging
  • emergency ultrasound
  • bowel imaging
  • vascular imaging
  • emergency CT
  • emergency MRI

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Intracranial Hemorrhage from Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: What Can We Find with CT Angiography?
Tomography 2021, 7(4), 804-814; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/tomography7040068 - 25 Nov 2021
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(1) Background: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) represent a rare acquired intracranial vascular malformation, with a variety of clinical signs and symptoms, which make their diagnosis difficult. Intracranial hemorrhage is one of the most serious clinical manifestations. In this paper the authors’ goal was [...] Read more.
(1) Background: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) represent a rare acquired intracranial vascular malformation, with a variety of clinical signs and symptoms, which make their diagnosis difficult. Intracranial hemorrhage is one of the most serious clinical manifestations. In this paper the authors’ goal was to verify the accuracy and utility of contrast-enhanced brain CT angiography (CTA) for the identification and the characterization of dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) in patients who presented with brain hemorrhage compared to 3D digital subtraction angiography (3D DSA); (2) a retrospective study of 26 patients with DAVFs who presented with intracranial hemorrhage to our institution was performed. The information reviewed included clinical presentation, location and size of hemorrhage, brain CTA and 3D DSA findings; (3) results: 61% (16/26) of DAVFs were identified by CTA. The vast majority of patients were male (69%, 18/26) and the most common presenting symptom was sudden onset headache. All DAVFs had cortical venous drainage and about one-third were associated with a venous varix. The most common location was tentorial (73%, 19/26); (4) conclusions: CTA can represent a valid alternative diagnostic method to 3D DSA for the study of DAVF in the initial and preliminary diagnostic approach, especially in emergency situations. In fact, it represents a fast, inexpensive, non-invasive and above all, easily accessible and available diagnostic technique, unlike DSA or MRI, allowing to provide information necessary for the identification, classification and treatment planning of DAVFs. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Imaging in Non-Traumatic Emergencies)
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