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From The CriticsReviewer:Evan A Liokis, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description:This image-rich atlas is uniquely structured to facilitate rapid access to a wealth of information about individual tumors and the generation of reasonable differential diagnoses.
Purpose:The purpose is to present the MR imaging characteristics of tumors and tumor-like lesions and correlate them with both the pathologic appearance of these lesions and their clinical presentation and management. The authors stress the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach to discerning the correct diagnosis and ensuring optimal patient treatment. Overall, the book meets its objectives.
Audience:This reference is geared towards radiology residents, musculoskeletal radiology fellows, practicing radiologists, and orthopedic tumor surgeons. It is a well written, evidence-based book authored by a number of musculoskeletal radiologists and neuroradiologists who are obviously experts in the field.
Features:This wonderful book uniquely and thoroughly covers the MRI appearance of a gamut of bone and soft tissue tumors and the entities that may mimic neoplastic processes. What I love about this book is the way it is organized and the wealth of high quality images. Its unique structure allows the reader to easily tailor a refined differential diagnosis from the table portion of the book and, if desired, brush up on the specifics of each lesion in the atlas portion of the book. I also found the skull lesions and lesions of the spine particularly helpful. From the standpoint of what the authors hope to achieve with this publication, the book has absolutely no shortcomings that I can detect.
Assessment:This high quality book is a wonderful resource for any practicing radiologist or radiologist in training. I highly recommend it without reservation. It has a place in every radiology library and MRI reading room.