- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (April 11, 2017)
- Language: English
- 746 pages
- ISBN-10: 3319407805
- ISBN-13: 978-3319407807
This book provides the latest recommendations for ultrasound examination of the entire urogenital system, particularly in the male. The coverage encompasses the role of ultrasound in imaging of disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate, seminal vesicles, bladder, testes, and penis, including male infertility disorders. In addition, detailed consideration is given to intraoperative and interventional ultrasound and recently developed ultrasound techniques. Each chapter defines the purpose of and indications for ultrasound, identifies its benefits and limitations, specifies the technological standards for devices, outlines performance of the investigation, establishes the expected accuracy for differential diagnosis, and indicates the reporting method. Most of the recommendations are based on review of the literature, on previous recommendations, and on the opinions of the experts of the Imaging Working Group of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) and the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology (SIEUN). The book will be of value for all physicians involved in the first-line evaluation of diseases of the renal/urinary system and male genital disorders.
Pasquale Martino, MD, FEBU, is a urologist and specialist for biomedical technology. In addition to serving as President of the Italian Society of Urological, Andrological and Nephrological Ultrasound (SIEUN), he is a Professor at the Residency School of Urology and Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Degree Programin Urological, Andrological and Nephrological Ultrasound Scanning at Bari University (Italy).
A member of the European Association of Urology’s (EAU’s) Section of Urological Imaging (ESUI), his main clinical research interests include US studies of the prostate and kidney, optimization of US-guided biopsies of the prostate, interventional US, and renal transplant surgery.
He is the author of ca. 270 scientific publications in national and international journals, as well as various videos, and the co-author of books focused on urological and andrological US.
Andrea B. Galosi, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy.