Section I Clincal Pathology 1 Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Section II Imaging 2 Introduction 3 Conventional Radiography 4 Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Staging of GISTs 5 Ultrasound, Color-Doppler Ultrasound and Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound of Primary GISTs and Liver Metastases 6 Computed Tomography 7 Magnetic Resonance 8 Contrast-enhanced PET/CT in the Follow-up of GISTs Section III Treatment 9 Medical Treatment 10 Surgical Treatment Section IV Management 11 GIST Unit Network
Elisabetta de Lutio graduated in medicine and specialized in diagnostic imaging at the University of Naples. In her over twenty years of experience, first at A. Cardarelli Hospital (Naples) and now at the G. Pascale Tumor Foundation (Naples), she has been involved in various sectors of diagnostic imaging, including conventional radiology, interventional US, color Doppler, CEUS and MDCT, and become expert in double contrast techniques applied to the musculoskeletal system and the gastrointestinal tract. Her strong interdisciplinary approach has seen her involved in numerous interdepartmental working groups and study protocols, collaborating with colleagues from hematology, surgery, medicine and intensive care in the study of a broad range of oncologic disease, including colorectal cancer, HCC, GIST and breast cancer, as well as studying novel techniques of contrast enhancement. She has also taught in specialization courses in oncology and diagnostic imaging techniques of the gastrointestinal tract.
From the reviews: "A thoughtfully compiled book, containing 11 chapters which address the epidemiology, pathology and molecular biology, imaging/diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of this unique neoplasm, which can often surprise and fascinate physicians with its wide range of clinical presentations and behaviors. ... Overall, the editors have created a text which is useful for any diagnostic radiologist or other clinician ... . this is a helpful and well-written text with many beautiful illustrative images, addressing molecular biology, evaluation, and treatment of GI stromal tumors." (Elena Korngold, Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, Vol. 42 (3), May, 2011)