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From The CriticsReviewer:Sara K Zakel, M.D.(University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description:This book illustrates the full spectrum of soft tissue tumors and tumor-like lesions encountered in clinical practice. It includes important data gathered from the Armed forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and discusses soft tissue tumors based on the prevalence and distribution of diagnoses by age, sex, and location. The book then covers imaging evaluation, tumor staging, and specific types of tumors and concludes with a review of compartmental anatomy. This update of the 1997 edition incorporates the 2002 WHO Classification of soft tissue tumors.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a systematic approach to the radiographic evaluation and diagnosis of soft tissue tumors and tumor-like masses.
Audience:This book is written primarily for musculoskeletal radiologists, radiologists in training, and orthopedic surgeons.
Features:This book covers the AFIP data regarding prevalence and distribution of soft tissue tumor diagnoses by age, sex, and location. It then discusses imaging of soft tissue tumors and then details individual types of soft tissue tumors, from lipomatous tumors to extraskeletal osseous and cartilaginous tumors. It also discusses masses which may mimic soft tissue tumors and concludes with a review of compartmental anatomy, necessary for staging. The concise, complete discussions with ample high-quality images are the highlights of the book. There are also great key concept boxes which provide a quick review. The AFIP data/tables are invaluable and the book is very well organized.
Assessment:This wonderful book is indispensable to those learning or practicing musculoskeletal radiology. It is among the best soft tissue imaging books.