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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Martin L. Lazarus, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This text covers the application of MRI in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and athletic injuries. It is written to replace the author's previously released text on the subject entitled MRI in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology from 1989.
Purpose: The stated purpose of this text is to provide radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and sports medicine physicians a complete background in MRI of athletic injuries.
Audience: The stated target audience for this work is the orthopedic surgeon, radiologist (particularly the musculoskeletal radiologist), and sports medicine physician. This book is not directed towards the rheumatologist, although arthritides are covered in each joint. This in-depth book is useful for practicing subspecialists in orthopedic surgery and radiology.
Features: This text contains many quality color photographs of gross and histologic specimens. In addition, excellent anatomic diagrams and high quality MR images are presented. The reference quantity and quality is excellent although there is some variability among chapters. The text is organized according to anatomic joint with additional topics such as bone marrow imaging and three-dimensional rendering techniques. The index is helpful and easy to use.
Assessment: The author and contributors to this text are well known in their field. Orthopedic surgeons, musculoskeletal radiologists, and sport medicine physicians are all represented and thus ensure that this book achieves the goal of the author.