The quality, speed, and possibilities with isotropic resolution volume data sets for exquisite multiplanar and 3-D image manipulations are such that these developments can be viewed not so much as a step-wise advance in an established technology but almost as a new paradigm in medical imaging. It is clear that technology offers powerful opportunities in screening; what is not clear is what screening is effective, cost-effective, or even ethical. The optimum use of this powerful technology is still being explored. Summarizing the current literature on investigative work in this field, The Year in Radiology: Advances in MDCT brings together a prestigious team of specialists to share their expertise. They review and provide expert commentary on studies of the use of MDCT in hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal, thoracic, and head and neck imaging, allowing the reader to absorb important messages quickly. The book includes articles on the crucial questions of the influence of contrast agent administration. This resource puts current information within easy reach of the busy radiologist or radiology technician.