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From The CriticsReviewer: Yulia Melenevsky, MD (Medical College of Georgia)
Description: This is an excellent review of musculoskeletal ultrasound. An update to a 2007 edition, it features new chapters, color illustrations, and access to online content.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach essential concepts for performing and interpreting musculoskeletal ultrasound. This edition highlights recent developments and advances.
Audience: It is appropriate for radiology residents, musculoskeletal (MSK) fellows, and general radiologists performing musculoskeletal ultrasound. It can also serve as a reference for MSK radiologists at the beginning of their career. Nonradiologists performing MSK ultrasound and sonographers will find this book useful.
Features: This book has two online-only introductory chapters. Additional chapter address ultrasound-guided interventions (new to this edition). The remaining chapters cover anatomic regions and include pertinent anatomy, scanning technique, and normal sonographic anatomy as well as common diseases, outlining key differentiating features. Each chapter is beautifully illustrated and supplemented with online images and video clips.
Assessment: This edition includes significant improvements. The complete online version is searchable, with the references linked to PubMed abstracts. Greatly improved images, the addition of online content, particularly cine clips, and updated content make this an excellent resource. It is a valuable purchase even for those who own the first edition.